5 Travel Sidekicks for Your Next Adventure

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

For these five globetrotters, traveling is a way to explore the world and share their experiences with others. Storytellers at heart, these adventurers tell the tales of their travels through documentaries, and blogs. Needless to say, we’re craving a trip ASAP.

Discover Justina, Jordan, Marcus, Valerie, and Julie, plus other people who love to #travel. →

For most of the year, journalist Justina Latimer can be found living her dream as a TV news reporter in Maryland, USA. When she’s not in the studio or covering a story, Justina loves to travel and take photos.

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Born in Guatemala and growing up in Africa and South America, it’s no wonder Los Angeles-based Jordan Pope loves to travel. Jordan has the wanderlust bug in his blood and currently works for Discovery Communications.


Marcus Haid has everyone’s dream job: he travels the world and tells stories about his adventures. As a photographer, designer and speaker, Marcus utilizes his skills to produce documentaries from his travels. He’s spoken about his adventures in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, his home country.


Seeking to master the illusive work / life balance? Valerie Fidan can lend a hand. Valerie is a business and success coach who helps people succeed in life. When she’s not working, Valerie is a wellness blogger who can be found globetrotting any chance she gets.  


Two things Ottawa-based Julie Harrison can’t turn down? Coffee and a good adventure. As a writer and product marketing manager, Julie is passionate about playing with words and creating successful content marketing campaigns.

Zoë Björnson is an Editorial + Social Media Coordinator with about.me. She is a graduate of Tulane University. You can find her on Twitter @kzoeb.