Timeless Travels Magazine - - CONTRIBUTORS -

Hi­lary Bradt Hi­lary is the founder of Bradt Travel Guides which pub­lished the first ever guide to North Korea in 2003, as a re­sponse to Pres­i­dent Bush nam­ing it as part of the ‘Axis of Evil’ (the other two coun­tries, Iran and Iraq, also ben­e­fited from a guide­book). A devo­tee of coun­tries deemed ‘dan­ger­ous’ by more con­ven­tional trav­ellers, North Korea had long been on her wish list be­fore the op­por­tu­nity came to make an ex­tended visit in 2016.

Jane For­tune Au­thor, lec­turer, art col­lec­tor and phi­lan­thropist, Jane is au­thor of many books in­clud­ing To Florence, Con Amore, 90 Ways to Live the City. Her book In­vis­i­ble

Women, For­got­ten Artists of Florence was the ba­sis of a PBS doc­u­men­tary of the same ti­tle, which won a cov­eted Emmy in 2013. She is the Cul­tural Edi­tor of The Floren­tine, the English speak­ing news mag­a­zine in Florence, and serves on sev­eral Museum Boards of Trustees in the United States.

Dr Jean­nie Labno Jean­nie is an in­de­pen­dent art his­to­rian spe­cial­is­ing in the art and cul­ture of Early Mod­ern Europe, with par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in cen­tral and Eastern Europe. She is the au­thor of Com­mem­o­rat­ing the Pol­ish Re­nais­sance Child: Fu­neral Mon­u­ments and their Euro­pean Con­text (2011, Ash­gate Pub­lish­ing), Re­nais­sance (2008), Art Spot­lights se­ries (2008, The Ivy Press, UK) and co-edi­tor of East Meets West at the Cross­roads of Early Mod­ern Europe’( 2010, Univer­sity of War­saw). Jean­nie also de­liv­ers pub­lic lec­tures and is a pro­fes­sional edi­tor.

Dun­can J. D. Smith Dun­can is a travel writer, his­to­rian and pho­tog­ra­pher. Born in Sh­effield and based cur­rently in Vi­enna, he got the his­tory bug when his grand­fa­ther un­earthed the grave of a Ro­man sol­dier. Aged just eleven, Dun­can was in­spired to open his own museum and went on to study an­cient his­tory at Birm­ing­ham. He then worked in travel pub­lish­ing and since 2003 has been writ­ing his own se­ries, the ‘Only In’ Guides, pub­lished un­der his Ur­ban Ex­plorer im­print. Visit www.on­lyin­ & www.dun­can­jd­

Carol Faenzi Carol is the au­thor of the award-win­ning his­tor­i­cal novel, The Stone­cut­ter’s Aria, based on the true sto­ries of her mar­ble­carv­ing an­ces­tors who em­i­grated from Car­rara, Italy to In­di­ana to carve on many of Amer­ica’s land­marks. She presents pro­grams and teaches work­shops on pre­serv­ing fam­ily sto­ries and rit­u­als. She also leads small group cul­tural and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­cur­sions in Tus­cany. She has been pub­lished in An­ces­try Mag­a­zine, and The Floren­tine Press and splits her time be­tween In­di­ana and Florence.

Matilda Hick­son (Staff Writer) Matilda stud­ied ar­chae­ol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh and spent many years on ex­ca­va­tions in Jor­dan, Egypt and Syria. A spe­cial­ist in the Le­vant in the Mid­dle Bronze Age, she has pub­lished two books on the sub­ject. She has spent many years trav­el­ling around the Mid­dle East, and for three years took nu­mer­ous groups to the re­gion as either guide lec­turer or tour man­ager. She cur­rently works as a free­lance writer and pho­tog­ra­pher.

Joshua J. Mark (Staff Writer) Joshua is edi­tor, di­rec­tor, and reg­u­lar contributor to the on­line site An­cient His­tory En­cy­clo­pe­dia. His non-fic­tion work has also ap­peared in His­tory Ire­land, An­cient War­fare Mag­a­zine and Litro and his short fic­tion in var­i­ous publi­ca­tions on­line and in print. He is a part-time pro­fes­sor of phi­los­o­phy and writ­ing at Marist Col­lege and lives in up­state New York, USA with his trav­el­ling com­pan­ions: wife Betsy, daugh­ter Emily, and Monty (aka Dua­mutef) the tiny dog.

Isam­bard Wilkin­son As a young boy in Ire­land, Bard lis­tened to tales about ad­ven­tur­ous an­ces­tors – botanists and artists, sailors and sol­diers who trav­elled through China and Africa, In­dia and Al­ba­nia. It fired an urge to roam. Ex­pelled from school at 15, after univer­sity he was re­fused en­try into the Royal Marines and in­stead worked for Coun­try Life mag­a­zine be­fore leav­ing to travel through­out Pak­istan. He be­came a for­eign cor­re­spon­dent for the Daily Tele­graph in Spain and Pak­istan and now works for AFP in Hong Kong and has just pub­lished his first book, Trav­els in a Dervish Cloak.

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