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