Bio: Anis Ibrahim

Bio: Anis Ibrahim

Anis Ibrahim: Contributor “Good travel writing goes beyond merely describing a place; it digs deep and tells you how the place transformed the writer, and what it means to her.” Anis writes about slow travel and exploring on foot. She sees walking trails as...
Bio: Amira Al-Sharif

Bio: Amira Al-Sharif

Amira Al-Sharif: Contributing Photographer Amira Al-Sharif is an international, award-winning photojournalist with many international assignments (e.g. National Geographic, Washington Post, Guardian, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, Oxfam), photo exhibitions and media coverage in...
Bio: John Peter Askew

Bio: John Peter Askew

John Peter Askew: Contributing Photographer “My first camera was a 21st birthday present from my father. Sometimes presents can be things that you don’t really like or want but I remember treasuring this. I remember taking some photos of the steep steps in Newcastle...
Bio: Fatemeh Behboudi

Bio: Fatemeh Behboudi

Fatemeh Behboudi: Contributing Photographer Fatemeh Behboudi b.1985 Tehran, Iran, is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. Her photography career bagan in 2007. She has since worked for several Iranian news agencies including IRNA, Farsnews, Mehrnews,...
Bio: Julia Knights

Bio: Julia Knights

Julia Knights: Ecology & Conservation Editor “Wandering through a pristine forest, breathing pure air on top of a snow-capped mountain, swimming in the world’s deepest freshwater lake… Travel is the permission to experience nature, the awareness of something...
Bio: Katie Ives

Bio: Katie Ives

Katie Ives: Contributing Author A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program, Katie Ives has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Outside, Atlas Obscura, LitHub, Adventure Journal,...
Bio: Dato Magradze

Bio: Dato Magradze

Dato Magradze: Wandering Editor “We travel in our adventure every day. It is almost impossible to place a line of the demarcation between the real journey and the imaginative one.” Born in 1962, Magradze is a famous Georgian poet and author of the lyrics of the...
Bio: Maria Wiesner

Bio: Maria Wiesner

Maria Wiesner: Contributor “When you’re on the road you see so many things you didn’t expect: you meet people you never expected to meet, and experience moments so breathtaking that you know you’ll have to write about them.” Maria Wiesner has been travelling the...
Extract from Jonathan Koshy

Extract from Jonathan Koshy

Jonathan Koshy Murzban Shroff Chapter 1 Jonathan Koshy was an old friend, a younger man, greatly appreciated for his wit, his effervescence, and his indignation, which was feigned most of the time and delivered for effect. Fast on the draw, faster on the uptake, he...
Bio: Aswin Prasanth

Bio: Aswin Prasanth

Aswin Prasanth: Academic Editor “Travel is a space inscribed with the self and culture of a people.” Aswin Prasanth is a research scholar in English at Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, India. He is the Academic Essay Editor of Panorama: The Journal of...
Bio: Molly Murray

Bio: Molly Murray

Molly Murray: Contributor “We change the world story by story. Stories create empathy. Empathy changes the world.” Molly Murray is a writer, Creative Flow Coach and RTT Practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in the literary world. As a neurodiverse...
Bio: Michelle Alipao Chikaonda

Bio: Michelle Alipao Chikaonda

Michelle Alipao Chikaonda: Contributor “In travel I discover new versions of myself; in writing about it, those selves are interweaved.” Michelle Alipao Chikaonda (she/her/hers) is a nonfiction writer from Blantyre, Malawi, currently living in...
Bio: Kristin Winet

Bio: Kristin Winet

Kristin Winet: Contributor “Travel gave me the courage to write; feminism, the courage to look differently.” Kristin Winet is a writer and teacher who lives in the Sonoran Desert. In her day job, she teaches writing at the University of Arizona and trains graduate...
Bio: Troy Onyango

Bio: Troy Onyango

Troy Onyango: Editor “Geographical mobility is fantastic, and I would love to do it often, but it’s the imagination – the power to conjure and feel places without being there – that has truly brought meaning to the word travel for me.” Troy Onyango is a writer and...
Bio: Och Gonzalez

Bio: Och Gonzalez

Och Gonzalez: Contributor “Travel and writing require us to be open and listen to understand how everything is connected. Both endeavors remind me that otherness is just a reductive man-made concept.” Och Gonzalez is a freelance writer and editor. Her work...
Bio: Leslie Hsu Oh

Bio: Leslie Hsu Oh

Leslie Hsu Oh: Senior Editor “My Navajo name means journey to bring out gifts. That is my goal when I’m travelling.” “Leslie Hsu Oh is one of the most innovative outdoor writers today. Her prose style has a combination of spare lyricism, perfect rhythm and sensory...
Bio: Joelle Renstrom

Bio: Joelle Renstrom

Joelle Renstrom: Contributor “Travelling is inextricable from living, grieving, reading, teaching, and so many other things; not forcing the separation of these experiences increases their potency and poignancy.” In addition to writing about travel, Joelle Renstrom...
Bio: Aimee Morales

Bio: Aimee Morales

Aimee Morales: Contributor “We can travel by air, foot, land, water, heart. Sometimes we travel by closing our eyes.” Aimee Morales is a freelance writer, editor, and writers’ rights advocate. She was an MA student for English Poetry at the University of the...
Bio: Marie Baléo

Bio: Marie Baléo

Marie Baléo: Flash Editor Flash is discipline and generosity, it is to abide by rigid formal rule, and within these bounds, to give one’s absolute best, each word weighed, handpicked.” Marie Baléo is a French writer, poet, and editor. She earned a commendation...
Bio: Nicolas Sampson

Bio: Nicolas Sampson

Nicolas Sampson: Books Editor “Going places: a phrase that implies success, progress, development, reach, potential. Traveling, in other words, is synonymous with life lived to its fullest.” Nicolas D. Sampson is a writer-producer from Nicosia, Cyprus. His...
Bio: Faith Adielle

Bio: Faith Adielle

Faith Adiele: Senior Editor “Folks of color are the most traveled people on the planet; every time we leave our houses, we travel.” Faith Adiele founded the USA’s first writing workshop for travelers of color through VONA and is the first columnist for...
Bio: Kerry Beth Neville

Bio: Kerry Beth Neville

Kerry Beth Neville: Nonfiction Editor “Travel allows us to move beyond our own narrow and often self-focused perspective and move through the world with a curious, adventurous,and open heart.” Kerry Neville is the author of two collections of stories,...
Bio: Vimi Bajaj

Bio: Vimi Bajaj

Vimi Bajaj: Fiction Editor “The best fiction surprises not only the reader but first and foremost the writer herself. Travel enhances this ability and takes me farther into the inner landscapes, knowledge of myself.” Vimi Bajaj is a writer based in Chicago. A graduate...
Bio: Devi Laskar

Bio: Devi Laskar

Devi Laskar: Poetry Editor “We travel to understand the world that unfolds before us, we travel to understand ourselves.” Devi S. Laskar is the author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues, winner of 7th annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize (2020) for best...
Bio: Kevan Manwaring

Bio: Kevan Manwaring

Kevan Manwaring: Psychogeography Editor “Travel is good for the soul. It is a form of active compassion – for the world, for its peoples and places. It shakes you out of your solipsism, encourages you to experience reality from different perspectives and...
Bio: Anne Louise Avery

Bio: Anne Louise Avery

Anne Louise Avery: European Editor “The most powerful travel writing is not so much the art of empirical description as that of the translation of the individual experience into the universal.” Anne Louise Avery is a writer and art historian based in Oxford. Her...
Bio: Tivara Tanudjaja

Bio: Tivara Tanudjaja

Tivara Tanudjaja: Contributor “Travel allows me to see the world through a different lens, to learn and grow to appreciate the beauty in differences.” I am a traveler, storyteller, and photographer from Indonesia. I enjoy capturing moments both visually...
Bio: Samuel Autman

Bio: Samuel Autman

Samuel Autman: Nonfiction Editor “Travel is for me a spiritual experience, an opportunity to liberate myself from the person I’m expected to be at home. My outlook shifts, granting me eyes through which to see the world anew.” Samuel A. Autman is a US-born...
Extract from Jonathan Koshy

Bio: Murzban Shroff

Murzban Shroff: Consulting Editor “Travel writing is all about people, places, and beyond: a world without boundaries. As in all forms of writing, it must aspire to wear the mantle of literature: bold, exploratory, sentient.” Murzban F. Shroff is a Mumbai-based...
Bio: Elan Grug Muse

Bio: Elan Grug Muse

Elan Grug Muse: Contributor “Travel writing is about all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s about you and your experience of the world; other times it’s about being a witness to someone or something else’s existence.” Grug Muse (1993) is a writer from Wales, who...
Bio: Bijan Omrani

Bio: Bijan Omrani

Bijan Omrani: Former Classics Editor “Travel is about dispossession. It is about embracing loss. The act of embarking on travel is a spiritual act as much as anything, something that the most arresting travellers know. It was, for me, summed up in the description of...
Bio: Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Bio: Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee: Gastronomy Editor “Exciting food and travel writing invites the reader to an open seat at the global dining table. It doesn’t look with an exotic gaze into someone else’s cuisine. It isn’t about romanticising the killing of a...
Bio: Richard Oduor Oduku

Bio: Richard Oduor Oduku

Richard Oduor Oduku: Nonfiction Editor “I first met extreme adventures as a young boy on the pages of Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki Expedition – adventures I’m yet to live, but it imprinted on me the need to map our footprints. I take solace in the knowledge that each...
Bio: Sarge Lacuesta

Bio: Sarge Lacuesta

Sarge Lacuesta: Nonfiction Editor “When we travel, we make other places present. When we write about travelling, we make ourselves present.” Sarge’s background in non-fiction is rooted in his editorial roles at a number of publications, including Esquire...
Bio: David Ishaya Osu

Bio: David Ishaya Osu

David Ishaya Osu: Poetry Editor “While not all of us may spend our lives travelling around the world, and some of us may not even leave the corners of our homes, one thing is certain: we all are moving and seeing things as they are. And this is why I believe travel...
Bio: Shivanee Ramlochan

Bio: Shivanee Ramlochan

Shivanee Ramlochan: Reviews Editor “When I read, I journey far. Travel writing, whether describing the trek to Everest, or a different way to go home, takes me further with every page. With Panorama, the map’s broader than ever before. It turns out everyone’s got a...
Bio: Ru Freeman

Bio: Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman: Former Fiction Editor “Good fiction is the art of travelling through time, space, events, and interiorities we may never have experienced, but must imagine into being and understand deeply. To me, this work is what both defines our human condition and...
Bio: Ellie Cobb

Bio: Ellie Cobb

Ellie Cobb: Former Print Editor “I’m excited to reinvigorate the genre, to turn it on its head and take it out of its own comfort zone. By showcasing voices that are not generally represented in mainstream publishing, travel writing will no longer be the domain of the...
Bio: Sophie Ibbotson

Bio: Sophie Ibbotson

Sophie Ibbotson: Former Managing Editor “When you read intelligent travel writing, it opens your eyes to the issues which matter. We have a moral responsibility to be well informed about our world – to search, to question, and to analyse. It’s all too easy...
Bio: Matthew Webb

Bio: Matthew Webb

Matthew Webb: Director “Travel photography has the opportunity to prick our senses and stimulate thoughts, yet the opposite is more common. The travel industry chooses images that help readers decide on holiday destinations, or make fantasy decorative postcards that...
Bio: Paula Lee

Bio: Paula Lee

Paula Lee: Senior Editor “Do we travel in order to see the world, or hoping that the world sees us? With Panorama, we hope to shift points of view by widening the gaze, focusing on the vitality outside the limiting frame. Too many peoples and places get cropped out of...
Bio: Amy Gigi Alexander

Bio: Amy Gigi Alexander

Amy Gigi Alexander: Former Editor-in-Chief, North American Editor “Panorama has a dual purpose: to reconstruct literary travel writing and travel photography, one story and image at a time; and to be a publication that represents a modern, complex world. It’s...