My name is Ariel Contreras, at this point in my life I’m a vlogger, youtuber travel photographer and co-founder of Isla Adentro, a youtube travel series. Before this, I used to have a successful company with my brother, and I was also an award-winning young writer and an environmental activist. But then it happened… the travel bug got me and I started falling in love with places, people I didn’t even know existed and their stories, conservation efforts and wonderful species hanging by a thread. And then everything just made sense right away, in the most natural way. I decided to follow my heart and here I am… Finding a beautiful middle ground between everything that makes me feel alive and the things I want to leave as a legacy. I dream about getting to know the world as a local and about giving a voice (a pretty loud one) to those who struggle, those who are doing beautiful things to make this world a better place and of course, to the one and only space we can call our common home. That’s me in a nutshell.
Jean Luc is a storyteller through documentary photography, and he has been doing that for more than 3 years. He believes in the power of stories through inspiration and experience sharing as a way of learning from each other and bring people together. He loves using his camera to capture stories that deserve to be told now, and even to the coming generations. Apart from his personal projects, he has co-founded MyStory Rwanda, which is a storytelling platform that seeks to inspire and connect young people through storytelling.
Lauren Kana Chan is a storyteller and explorer, who is trying to understand the world through the lens of sustainable and responsible travel. Her professional and research passions are in sustainable livelihoods. She is an environmental and social justice advocate who is committed helping build better lives for future generations.Lauren has worked and volunteered for UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenland, Sustainable Travel International, and Sustainable Tourism Observatories in China. She was an editor for Sustainability Leaders and Asian Ecotourism Network to learn about leadership in Asia and around the world. For as long she can remember, nature has been a source of joy and inspiration. She shares her own stories and experiences at travelandmuse.com. Lauren believes that stories can enact awareness and promote a global community.
Sabina Trojanova is the founder of Girl vs Globe – a responsible travel blog with more than 150,000 social media followers. Her empowering stories focus on the intersection between gender and environment. Sabina has been featured in publications like Lonely Planet, Huffington Post and Matador Network. Aged 24, she has visited more than forty countries, lived in five and is fluent in four languages.