Partners & Contributors

Your Travel Choice Blog Network Partners

TIES is proud to partner with the following members who contribute to Your Travel Choice Blog:

GO! Overseas

Go Overseas is the leading review site for programs abroad. This community site includes listings and reviews for every volunteer abroad, study abroad, teach abroad and intern abroad program in the world. The network of sites also includes authoritative articles, resources, community forums and more. If you have participated in a program abroad, we encourage you to give back to the global community by leaving a review.

Much Better Adventures

Much Better Adventures is a specialist adventure travel website putting adventure seekers in direct contact with recommended local providers, working in collaboration with leading names in the sustainability and travel sectors to develop innovative solutions which will lead to more support for small local businesses, and more reward for ethical practices.

WHL Group

WHL-Group_logoWHL Group is the largest local-travel company in the world, a global network of companies that help travellers find unique ways to experience a destination through local tourism professionals. WHL Group companies empower local partners who have practice in experiential and mindful travel and a local’s knack for identifying, explaining and sustaining the distinctive qualities of a place.

Guest Contributors

Laurel Angrist

Laurel Angrist is a travel-obsessed New York City native who specializes in stories about travel, the arts and culture. She is a maniac for mountains, street food and local art, and although she’s a lousy driver she’s always up for a road trip!

Angie Aspinall

Angie Aspinall is a freelance journalist and photographer, specialising in travel journalism. She also writes for a range of websites on other topics, including her blog for the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, where she writes about her life, her local WI group and pet chickens.

Cindy Fan

Cindy Fan is a travel writer and photographer from Toronto, Canada. Prone to mischief-making and misadventure, you’ll find her learning from and laughing with the locals, digging the truck out of mud, drinking mojitos or hanging out in kitchens around the world.

Ethan Gelber

For more than 20 years, Ethan Gelber has devoted himself to a somewhat baffling diversity of projects, most associated with writing/editing, cross-cultural communication and education, travel, bicycling and the arts. At present, he manages media and communications for the WHL Group, oversees The Travel Word and helped initiate the Local Travel Movement.

Lindsay MilichLindsay Milich

Lindsay has developed an interest in tourism-related research on topics such as poverty reduction, the cultural impact and culinary travel. Her lifelong passions for travel, culture, and cuisine have led to her to venture into the world of blogging. On her site, Coffee Cup Travels, Lindsay explores Mediterranean food and lifestyle and shares original recipes.

Brad Nahill

Brad Nahill is Co-founder & Director of SEEtheWILD. Brad launched SEE Turtles with Dr. Wallace J. Nichols in 2008 to build the market for sea turtle conservation tourism. He has worked in sea turtle conservation, ecotourism, and environmental education for 12 years with organizations including Ocean Conservancy, Rare, Asociacion ANAI, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Alex NarracottAlex Narracott

Alex is founder of muchbetteradventures.com, a website dedicated to providing a free, commercial marketing platform for small eco tourism initiatives, community tourism, not for profit and charity operations, where they can compete alongside established responsible travel operators for a larger share of the adventure travel market.

Cyntia Ord

Cyntia has completed a Masters in Tourism and Environmental Economics Program at the Universidad de las Islas Baleares in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. She works with WHL Group and teaches an online course through Village Earth on Tourism and Development. She is currently working in media and communications for Southwind Adventures.

Michael Soncina

Michael Soncina is a sustainable tourism enthusiast from Toronto, Canada. He has lived in Singapore at the marina bay sands casino Singapore hotel, WWOOFing and working with youth groups as a volunteer throughout Japan. This past summer Michael went to Kyrgyzstan to intern with the organization “Hospitality Kyrgyzstan,” also known as CBT Kyrgyzstan.