Family Travel Experts
Rob and Chris Taylor are the founders of 2TravelDads, the original LGBT Family Travel blog. Focusing on ecotourism and education, 2TravelDads inspires families of all shapes and sizes to go beyond their usual getaways and use travel to learn about and be part of a bigger world. Together with their two kids, Oliver and Elliott, this family of four has a goal of exploring the world, learning each step of the way and giving their children a broad view of the world.
Jason Fogelson is an experienced travel writer who is known for his published works on cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles. His work has appeared in a variety of print, web and broadcast media around the nation, with his most popular work featured on Forbes.com, CNN.com, the Los Angeles Times and Fine Living Network.
Jason loves riding his motorcycle and writing about any machine with wheels and an engine. Jason’s expert knowledge of motorcycles manifests itself in blog posts ranging from trips for when your motorcycle breaks down to the best motorcycle rallies in America.
Chet Garner is a proud Texan, BBQ-connoisseur, husband, father and traveler. In addition to these titles, Chet is the creator, executive producer, writer, editor and host of the seven-time Emmy-winning show, The DayTripper. Through this show, Chet motivates and inspires his audience to explore the Lone Star State.
Chet’s fun-loving personality is showcased in his videos, as he highlights well-known landmarks and hidden gems for his audience of travel enthusiasts. From deep dives at the bottom of swimming holes to devouring the best BBQ around, Chet is inspired by great finds off the beaten path.
Business Travel Expert
As a renowned road warrior, industry speaker, consultant and hotel industry insider for more than two decades, Glenn Haussman shares valuable travel industry information on his popular weekly podcast, No Vacancy.
Glenn manages his on-demand podcast while writing extensive articles on his personal blog. Each blog post is written with expertise with tips and tricks for all types of business travelers. While Glenn’s popular travel tips are written for frequent travelers, his content is influential among hospitality industry leaders and hotels managers as well.
Glenn is passionate about sharing the knowledge he’s gained throughout his traveling career and makes business travel effortless by providing career empowerment strategies to readers and podcast listeners.
Senior Travel Experts
Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian are the husband-and-wife team behind HI Travel Tales. The two are veteran journalists, award-winning writers and photographers with a lifetime of globetrotting behind them. Together, the pair offers readers a glance at popular destinations and uncommon places. From mountain trails and remote islands to urban neighborhoods and small villages, their backgrounds blend together to create a compelling travel blog that not only sparks inspiration but educates the reader about the world around us all.
Business Travel Expert
Brianne Perleberg is the founder and editor of I Want Her Job, a website featuring curated career conversations for businesswomen. Founded in 2010, I Want Her Job was named a Forbes Best Website for Women and Forbes Best Website for Your Career. Brianne has interviewed over 1,000 women, ranging from entrepreneurs to middle managers to leaders at Fortune 500 companies. Not only does Brianne run her website, but she launched the I Want Her Job podcast in 2015, now a Top 100 Careers podcast on iTunes. Brianne’s goal is to help readers land a new job, launch their own business and become the leading ladies of tomorrow.
Business Travel Expert
Since childhood, Chris McGinnis has been fascinated by travel. Over the years, his fascination has motivated him to pursue a degree in international business and a career that would allow worldwide exploration for the rest of his life. His love for travel spurred the creation of Travel Skills Group, a community that shares valuable money-saving, comfort-enhancing travel tips with his audience through SFGATE. Chris’ business has grown and now includes frequent blog posts, weekly email updates and more.
With his extensive travel knowledge, Chris has authored two books, contributes to travel trends on TV networks, including CNN, HLN and FOX News, and writes for business and luxury sections for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Bloomberg-Business Week magazines.
Canadian Travel Vloggers
Matt Bailey is a writer, photographer, skier, outdoor enthusiast, videographer and ultimately, dream maker. His wife, Karla Sosa, is a translator, marketer and avid world traveler. Together, the couple creates exciting travel content for must-do activities in Canada at MustDoCanada.com.
Must Do Canada is devoted to presenting the best activities and adventures from the East to West Canadian coast. Matt and Karla deliver a plethora of inspiring articles, photography, videos and travel advice organized by province, perfect for Canadians and first-time visitors alike.
Hispanic Travel Expert
With more than 20 years of experience in Hispanic media, Manny Ruiz is also an accomplished media entrepreneur and award-winning communications leader. In addition to his work, Manny is also the chairman of the Hispanicize brand of platforms, including Hispanicize Wire, DiMe Media and the annual Hispanicize Event.
Manny is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) PR Professional of the Year. As such, Manny often appears in the media to discuss business, marketing trends and parenting tips.
Most of Manny’s parenting tips can also be found on his personal family blog, PapiBlogger. Launched in 2010, the blog became the nation’s first fully bilingual parenting blog.
As one of the world’s most well-known travel vloggers and social media influencers, Nadine Sykora of the “Hey Nadine” YouTube channel has been traveling the world and recording her experiences for almost a decade. Her vibrant photography and exciting videos have attracted nearly half a million subscribers on YouTube.
Nadine loves exploring new parts of the world and has already traveled to more than 51 countries across six continents. As a travel expert, she has presented on renowned boards and at events, including the Canadian Media Producers Association, VidCon, Buffer Festival, the Travel & Adventure Show and more.
Nadine’s passion for travel is contagious.Whether she is scuba diving with sharks or sipping smoothies in local cafés, each of Nadine’s videos showcase a new, unforgettable experience in destinations around the globe.