Meet The Team

Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang: Editor-in-chief | Twitter: @WildJunket

Nellie is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offbeat destinations, she has written for numerous publications including CNN, International Business Times, BBC, Wend, and Lonely Planet. In her quest for adventure, she’s climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sea lions in the Galapagos, played with lemurs in Madagascar and cruised alongside penguins in Antarctica.

Alberto Molero: Creative Director | Twitter: @panetes

Alberto is the co-founder, photographer and designer of WildJunket. As an adventure junkie, he’s fed his adrenaline cravings with scuba-diving trips in Borneo, ice-climbing excursions in Iceland and hiking expeditions in Australia. When he’s not traveling the world, he dreams of living on the beach and going surfing all day.

Erin Ridley: Editor | Twitter: @tortugaviajera

Erin Ridley is our magazine editor. She left a marketing career in Silicon Valley to live in Madrid, Spain, and take a chance on love. Four years and a career change later, she now blogs at La Tortuga Viajera, and contributes to various publications, covering everything from travel to art and food.

Kenza Moller: Editor | Twitter: @kenzamoller

Kenza is our magazine editor and also our expert on budget travel. She is originally from the Dominican Republic and currently wrapping up a writing degree in Victoria, BC. She ran a non-profit foundation for animals and also interned at Canadian Geographic, and is happiest when traveling, scuba diving, writing or running. Read more about her on

Elica SueElica Sue: Web Editor | Twitter: @elicams

Elica is our web editor and columnist focusing on languages and student travel. Based in California, she grew up with an exposure to a menagerie of culture, language, and art. She is a student who is enamored with learning and pursuing what she is most passionate about: writing, photography, learning languages, and traveling. Read her ramblings on Travelengua.

Lauren Manuel Lauren Manuel: Columnist | Twitter: @TheTravelManuel

Six continents later, Lauren still has itchy feet and wanderlust for adventure in all corners of the earth. She recently married the love of her life and together they are traveling the world pausing only to find work, take photos and write about it. She is currently teaching at an international school on Koh Samui, Thailand and loving island life. Follow her wanderings on The Travel Manuel.

Charli Moore Charli Moore: Columnist | Twitter: @wanderlustersuk

Freelance writer and blogger Charli is a digital nomad currently travelling the world with her other half Ben. Whether backpacking through Central America or road tripping around Australia they embrace each and every opportunity for adventure. Read more about their insatiable wanderlust on their blog, Wanderlusters.

Paul Xymon Paul Xymon: Columnist | Twitter: @walkflypinoy

Paul Xymon Garcia is a Filipino, born and bred in Manila. He studied journalism and is now pursuing a career in travel writing and photography. His stories and photos have been published in several Philippine-based publications such as CebuPacific Smile Magazine, Meg Lifestyle Magazine, and Travel Magazine. He has contributed to a photography exhibition organized by the United Nations Population Fund. He blogs at

Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting: Columnist | Twitter: @jamierbw

Jamie is the creator of GreatBigScaryWorld where he shares his stories about his search for adventure and true happiness around the world. He recently wrote The Avant-Garde Life which helps others to do the same.

Matthew Barby Matthew Barby: Columnist | Twitter: @matthewbarby

Matthew Barby is a technology-loving travel junkie from the UK. Matt shares his adventures, writes travel reviews, backpacker tips and features travel photos from around the world on his travel blog. He’s always looking to hear from fellow backpackers so get in touch with him on Twitter or Google+.