Monica Mendal

Monica Mendal is a New York City-based writer, editor, and brand consultant focusing on fashion and travel. She contributes regularly to Vogue US, Vogue MX, Travel + Leisure, and L'Officiel US in addition to Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Matches Fashion, SUITCASE, JW Marriott Magazine, and more. Previously, Monica was a fashion editor holding posts at Condé Nast Publications, such as Vogue, GQ and Glamour. 

Travel mantra: If it's hard to get there, it's probably worth going. 

Destination that surprised you: Malta

On her Bucket list: Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, and Morocco's Atlantic coast


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Emma Lavelle

Writer, photographer and dreamer with an endless wanderlust.

Emma Lavelle has lived in the north of England all of her life, taking advantage of her location to explore as much of Europe as possible. Emma is a slow living enthusiast, writing about her quest for a slower life on her blog, Field + Nest, as well as for various online & print publications. She's also a keen photographer and has just started selling prints of her nature photography. Travel is a huge part of her life, although she's learning to slow it down and appreciate the smaller moments.

Favourite destination: Iceland, Mallorca, Marrakech

On her Bucket list: Bali, Holbox, Baja California, Sweden


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Dylan Essertier

Dylan Essertier is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Dylan’s writing has appeared in Vogue, WSJ Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, InStyle, Coveteur, Domino Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Art, Tasting Table, Bustle, Fathom, The Venue Report, and Global Citizen, among other top publications.

Favorite Destination: Marrakech

On her Bucketlist: Tokyo, Havana, and Cartagena

Travel Essentials: I always pack breezy dresses, sunglasses, a scarf (which can change up any outfit!) and a neutral bag. I also pack a hat to protect me from the sun.


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Isabella Moore

Travel mantra: Travel with an open heart

Australian/Peruvian Storyteller

Isabella Moore is a bilingual photojournalist with an eye for discovering honest, untold stories in people and nature. She captures the imperfect beauty of the natural world and the fleeting moments that make us human. Based in Sydney and Stockholm, she tells stories akin to her interests and sells them to magazine and newspaper publications around the world.

Favorite Destination: Rio de Janeiro

On her bucket list: Tunisia, Georgia and Japan.



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Natalia Swarz

Traveling far and wide for work and pleasure, Natalia found herself writing long Word docs full of tips and hot-spots of each city she visited, and sharing them with her friends. With an insatiable desire to travel the world and an obsession with hotels, she founded Hôtel Weekend in 2017, as a way to share an unique vision of each city, all while enjoying the #robelife.

Her mantra: Be a traveler, not a tourist.


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Andrea Swarz

Andrea Swarz was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and has lived and studied in Paris & Buenos Aires for the past years. Since 2010 she has been mostly focused on fashion photography but also spares some time on travel photography and personal work.


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