Jools is a professional marketer with extensive experience of the travel and tourism sector. She holds Accredited Member status within the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Jools writes from the perspective of the time–poor traveller. Seeking out destinations and experiences that offer a true flavour of local culture paired with comfort and luxury accommodation so often sought by those with limited vacation time.

Mark Sissons has spent the last decade scouring the world for captivating stories. A Vancouver-based writer and photographer with a keen interest in adventure, Mark has pursued his love of memorable outdoor experiences from the safari parks of Southern Africa to the snow-capped mountains of South America. Along the way, his myriad traveller’s tales have been published in a range of major outlets, including the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, Men’s Journal and Huffington Post. Mark’s greatest passion lies in being able to share the stories of wildlife fighting for survival in a world where resources and habitat are growing smaller and smaller. When not overseas, Mark can be found enjoying the wonders of Canada’s left coast, which so often lives up to its claim to be the best place on earth.

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Melissa D. Jones is a travel writer, graphic designer, marketer, artist, photographer, foodie and creative entrepreneur. She runs her own business, extracting inspiration from around the world to help businesses achieve brilliant design. Living for travel, adventure and new experiences she’s photographed her way around 50 states and 40 countries (and counting!). She wrote her travel knowledge into a book Women with Wanderlust: A Guide to Roaming to inspire a world with more roaming women.

Often asked, “What’s your favorite country?” She replies, “Countries are like potato chips, why just one?”

You can read more about Melissa aka Roux at, follow her travel blog at

Jennifer Billock is a culinary travel writer, book author, freelance editor, and Wisconsin cheese aficionado. She’s always on the hunt for her next trip and has huge plans for an around-the-world jaunt with her Boston terrier, Ollie. Next up on her travel list is a sojourn to Finland with her husband.

You can read more about Jennifer at, or follow her Milwaukee travel blog at