The Seasoned Traveler Magazine is an independent site offering travel reviews, insights and news to Canadians and international travelers. Based in Toronto, our focus is the Caribbean and other sun-kissed destinations, but we will occasionally, and gleefully, wander off track!
Editor: Ian Corks (IC)
An award-winning medical/healthcare journalist and lifestyle writer, Ian loves to travel, with the Caribbean being his favourite destination. He has visited over 45 individual islands to date (the Bahamas and Bermuda included), writing about his travels for a number of publications and media outlets.
Ian is an enthusiastic amateur bartender, cancer warrior* and certified beach bar aficionado.
*For more on Ian’s cancer journey, click here.
Follow Ian at @SeasonedTrav
Special Correspondent: Nadine Hubert (NH)
An accomplished communications professional with over 35 years of writing and editing experience, Nadine has a special affinity for island life. She has travelled to over 40 islands of the Bahamas and Caribbean over the past 26 years and fully subscribes to the maxim ‘Sun. Sea. Rum. Repeat’.
Follow Nadine at @Turtledean
Contributor: Kristofer Lam (KL)
Kristofer is a Registered Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy professor. He is the sole proprietor of High Performance Rehab, located just north of Toronto. He has competed at a high level in several sports ranging from track and field to powerlifting and bodybuilding. Through High Performance Rehab, he has worked with professional hockey players and instructed in massage therapy in the Caribbean. Kristofer is continuing his studies in the field of wellness and is dedicated to improving the health of everyone he comes in contact with.
Follow Kristofer on Instagram: @highperformancerehab
Contributor: Kathy Parsons (KP)
Kathy is a Toronto-based yoga teacher and meditation guide who specializes in helping people connect to themselves through movement and breath. Having been on over 25 international health retreats over the years, Kathy is a self-proclaimed ‘retreat addict’ (and a type-A in recovery). Kathy left the corporate world of marketing and fund raising in 2014 to provide the ultimate energizing and balanced yoga and retreat experience for others through her company: The Santosha Life: Cultivating Contentment through Yoga • Meditation • Retreats www.thesantoshalife.com.
Follow Kathy @Retreatinsider
Contributor: Caribbean Essence
Founder Rachele Viard was born in Stone Mountain Georgia, and as a child was a frequent visitor to her parents’ homeland of Haiti. Moving to Haiti in 2009, she started working for Magic Haiti, a local magazine. This provided the opportunity to discover the magic, charm, and richness of the island, its culture and people.
Follow on Instagram @cari.bbeanessence
Contributors: Kerry Houston Glover & Byron Glover (KHG/BG)
Kerry and Byron are a couple of beach-loving Canadians who try to escape the snow as often as possible. Their Caribbean travel adventures landed them in Turks and Caicos a few years back instantly capturing their hearts. Having immersed themselves in TCI’s “Beautiful By Nature” culture they were inspired to launch Corks and Tacos Apparel, a line of sustainable, ethical, responsible luxury beachwear.
Follow Kerry and Byron at @corksandtacos