Ryan Ver Berkmoes grew up road-tripping between his home in California and his parent's original home in Indiana, and he's been traveling ever since. Ryan has written over 120 books, including guides to Hawaii, the Great Lakes, the Great Plains, Texas, US road trips and dozens of destinations farther afield. He has worked as a journalist, covering everything from wars to bars — and, for us, he covered things you do in cars. Find Ryan, no matter where he is in the world, on Twitter and Instagram.
Seattle writer, related to Moana.
Jill K. Robinson writes about travel and adventure for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Outside, Robb Report, Private Clubs, Virtuoso Life, Saturday Evening Post, Sierra, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Her essays have appeared in Travelers’ Tales The Best Travel Writing and The Best Women’s Travel Writing. She has won Lowell Thomas, Society of American Travel Writers, and American Society of Journalists and Authors awards.
Andrew Evans is an author, travel writer, and TV host. He is the author of the travel memoir The Black Penguin, following his journey from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica by bus, and the founder and editor of Letters From Earth. He has written for National Geographic Traveler, NatGeo.com, Afar, Outside, BBC Travel, Readers Digest, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, The Times (London), and too many ephemeral websites to mention. Find Andrew on Twitter at @WheresAndrew
Pam Mandel is a writer from Seattle, Washington where she lives with a small dog and multiple ukuleles. She was an early adopter of blogging as the go-to format for sharing stories about travel, starting her still online blog, Nerd’s Eye View, in 1998. Say nice things to Pam on Twitter at @nerdseyeview