Gian Carlo Casparis
Gian Carlo grew up in the region of Bündner Herrschaft and Heidiland an hour east from Zurich, Switzerland. For many years he has been interested in these unique wines of this region. Since school days he maintains a close relationship with the local winemakers and knows their products in detail. After graduation of the Swiss Hotel Management School in Lucerne Gian Carlo gained experience in the international luxury hotel industry.
An award-winning journalist and photographer, he started travel writing as an escape from the drudgery of being an aerospace engineer – dropped the engineering, kept the writing. John went on to study at the San Francisco Art Institute, then on to found the now famous San Francisco Camerawork.
Susanna Starr is an entrepreneur, photographer, speaker, artist, writer, and traveler and holds a degree in philosophy from Stony Brook State University of New York. Susanna has over twenty years experience in the hospitality business as owner of Rancho Encantado, an eco-resort and spa in Mexico.
Donna Long is a travel writer, blogger, foodie and chaser of the next adventure. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or her blog, whatsnewadventure as she goes, sees and eats her way around the globe sharing the good, the bad and the ugly along the way. You can contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Pollack Bianco
Jen Pollack Bianco is a Seattle-based luxury travel blogger, writer and award-winning travel photographer. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of My Life’s A Trip, a multi-media travel blog. An expert at marrying pop culture,new technology and travel, she enjoys working in the evolving mobile space.
Michelle Lamkin is a writer and editor of Cherokee descent, living in Lakeport, CA. Her life has afforded travel to many locations – the Caribbean; Central and South America; and throughout North America. She is a member of professional organizations, including Society of Professional Journalists SPJ and Travel Writers Network TWN. She is Advertising Director of FWT Magazine: food wine travel.