Johanna Read
Contributing Editor

Johanna Read is a Canadian travel and food writer/photographer. She swapped her life as an executive with the Canadian government for a nomadic lifestyle, and now travels the world sharing the good things she finds. She’s constantly on the lookout for delicious eats (avoiding “tourist food” unless starving), and for what to see and do between snacks. Johanna also provides tourism commissions and providers of tourism services with advice on how to best appeal to the western traveller.

She’s travelled to 52 countries and counting, been above the Arctic Circle, traversed the Atlantic on the world’s largest sailing ship, and crossed the equator by sea (but has yet to cross it on foot). Her favourite countries are Namibia, Turkey, Laos and Uruguay; though new countries are always changing her list.

Johanna visited six continents in 2014-15 and hopes to repeat the feat this year. You’ll find hotel features from her from her home Canada, and from Tunisia, Morocco, China, Ecuador, Peru, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Namibia and South Africa, as well as lots of travel advice in our destination guides. So far in 2016 she’s been to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, and back to China. She’ll be in Arkansas and Cuba before heading to Estonia and nearby. In September she’ll go hiking in Scotland and hopes to make a stopover in Iceland along the way.

Find links to all Johanna’s writing and photographs at