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At TravelMag we make travel our business, so that you can take pleasure in discovering off-the grid destinations from around the globe. Our writers offer fresh, unique perspectives in the form of travel essays and in-depth local guides that go beyond the guide book. Our mission is to fuel your sense of adventure, inflame your imagination, and inspire you to daydream, while providing all the information you need to make that dream a reality. All you have to do is pack your bags!

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Our Main Contributors

Paul Stafford

Paul Stafford is a freelance travel writer and filmmaker. He is generally to be found in London, otherwise anywhere that isn’t at all like London. Paul has also lived in Mexico, India, South Korea and Spain. He is currently completing his first book Shards of the Empires, about Eastern Europe. Paul’s personal website
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Michael C. Upton

Michael C. Upton relies on more than 20 years of experiences as a freelance writer specializing in arts and leisure, ranging from international travel writing to local theatre reviews. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington and is actively published by trade journals, specialized websites, and regional and national magazines. Upton lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania—in the heart of Amish Country—with his wife Mel and two youngest children, Halligan and Teagan. Chef Tyler, his oldest son, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Follow Upton on Instagram @michael.c.upton.

Davina van Buren

Davina is a freelance journalist and content writer based in the Southern U.S. With a background in radio and television broadcasting, she has a talent for telling heavily reported stories in an accessible, conversational tone. A longtime digital nomad, Davina loves road tripping and is an avid runner and camper—in 2020, she began traveling North America in a converted minivan. Her passion is writing about the intersection of food, travel and sustainability and she aims to get more minorities into the outdoor lifestyle. Her dog, Katniss, is always by her side and travels more than most people. Follow Davina on Instagram at @EcoTraveling Foodie.


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