A collection of passionate and informed locals from around the globe helping you achieve the Local Experience in your travels!

Climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in August 2009

Climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in August 2009

Founder, Photographer, Editor-in-Chief, and Contributor: Brad Pritchard

Home: New York City, New York

Contributor: Claire Botsy

Home: Berlin, Germany

Bio: Having unexpectedly packed her bags for the last time, Claire left for a summer of travel and has yet to return. Originally from California she now lives in Berlin and has travelled Europe, Australia, and the US extensively. She seeks out mountains and cities alike, enjoying snow and beaches equally, believing that to thrive from your travels is to have no expectations. With a BS in Pre-physical therapy she has a strong appreciation for health and being active, which transfers to her travels directly. Food, drink, and local activities drive her travels, and to share what she has experienced with others is the ultimate reward.

 
Emma Walton

Emma Walton

Claire Botsy

Claire Botsy

Contributor: Emma Walton

Home: London, England

Bio: Emma is a 20-something with the privilege of working and playing in one of the most diverse cities in the world. She also loves travelling to urbanised areas and capital cities as they are often a melting pot of the cultures, traditions and modern way of thinking that make the country tick. Believing that the heart beat of a city is its locals, Emma loves sharing her favourite restaurants, bars and markets. She seeks out the hidden gems that offer a true authentic experience. With the mantra "we eat to survive - so why not make a hobby out of it", Emma's posts will often involve an element of food including the best place to buy it, eat it, or how to cook it. Find her her recipes here.

 

Leonardo Tupper

Leonardo Tupper

Contributor: Leonardo Tupper

Home: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bio: Leo is a passionate writer, currently working as an international editor. A spontaneous traveler with a fondness for last minute international trips. Leo believes that the most enjoyable way to travel is to live like a local in the cities he visits. While his home is his place of birth, he feels that he is an international citizen. He loves futebol (round) and football (oval) equally, he enjoys movies, never leaves home without his music, can't get enough black coffee, and has a fond appreciation for beer. Leo will write about his favorite places in Rio and those he discovers during his travels both near and far.

Michelle Fuhrer’Santini

Michelle Fuhrer’Santini

Contributor: Anne Bet

Home: Paris, France

Bio: Anne hails from Yankee territory just north of Philadelphia, but gained her culinary expertise as the chair of the Washington D.C. Foodies Club and through her time living in the deep South, next to two of Frank Stitt’s 5-star restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama.  As a research doctor, her work to develop an effective HIV vaccine takes her to unique cities throughout the world, where she’s often the first to test the local dishes, microbrews and special reserves, or explore underground venues.  Currently living in the City of Lights, Anne strives to experience and share an insider’s view of Parisian culture.

Eddie Gamez

Eddie Gamez

Contributor:  Michelle Fuhrer’Santini

Home: Barcelona, Spain

Bio: Michelle has a penchant for brave notions, traveling, here, this being her most recent unexpected reestablishment. Scared yet seduced by the possibilities of bridging the gap between her passions of black coffee and red wine. After visiting Barcelona twice in 2014 she returned with a pang for a radical change- and a week later, relocated. Having studied her BA in Fine art and half her MA in creative writing she knows that peace of mind comes with sourcing satisfaction, still searching has found contentment in Barcelona. Self declared un-looker of alike minds, integrating and roaming free, writing about getting lost to find, seeking anti touristic watering holes or unseen corners. A few months into this new life, she learns the Latin language to fuel her future. Dreaming within her days she gains and imparts affinity with bespoke, unintended, self-employed and creative antirealists.

Anne Bet

Anne Bet

Contributor: Eddie Gamez

Home: Mexico City

Eddie grew up in the border city of El Paso, Texas and still likes to call it home. After studying history at the University of Texas at El Paso, he began a career in sports with UTEP Athletics, then had stops with the Kansas City Royals, Sun Devil IMG Sports Properties, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2014, he ran with the bulls in Pamplona and has been suffering from wanderlust ever since. He’s currently living in Mexico City, exploring the surrounding areas. In August, he will return to Tempe, AZ and complete his MBA at Arizona State University. He strives to understand and appreciate what drives other peoples’ passions, such as food, music, and art.