INSIDERS GUIDE

KIRSTEN FOX
PARK CITY, USA

The Headmistress of Fox School of Wine, Kirsten moved to Park City in 1995. Her school runs weekly wine tastings and monthly food-wine pairings of the best appe...

MARCUS TONG
VANCOUVER, CANADA

Marcus is an international yoga teacher based in Vancouver, Canada who promotes health and wellness to body, mind, and spirit. www.marcustongyoga.com REFUEL C...

ROBERT & DOUGLAS MAHAN
GALENA, ILLINOIS

Husbands and business partners Robert and Douglas Mahan are the sixth owners of the Aldrich Guest House, a charming heritage bed and breakfast property in Galen...

PARUL KAPOOR
JAIPUR, INDIA

Chef Kapoor is the Executive Sous-Chef at the ITC Rajputna, with a culinary philosophy and outlook to life rooted in seeking happiness from all that is around h...

CHARAF EL GATTIOU
ATLAS MOUNTAINS, MOROCCO

Charaf is a Four Seasons Marrakech excursionist who works with the hotel’s concierge team to create unique experiences around the city and the Atlas Mountains. ...

João Lucas
Trancoso, Brazil

At time of visit, João was relatively new to what he calls his ‘little paradise’ of Trancoso, but already he feels like a local. He works as the concierge at Ux...

PHILIP SCHAETZ
HONG KONG, CHINA

With 17 years of global hospitality experience under his belt, Philip is a leader in the field, currently heading up sales for Marco Polo Hotels, one of Asia’s ...

SOE KWAH THU
YANGON, MYANMAR

Yangon resident and Belmond’s Tour Manager is a walking encyclopedia of Myanmar. www.belmond.com EAT Port Autonomy Restaurant Gay chef Kevin Ching’s rela...

CHRIS ONG
GEORGETOWN, MALAYSIA

Investment banker turned hotelier, Chris opened the award-winning Galle Fort Hotel in Sri Lanka with his then partner Karl Steinberg. Returning home to Penang f...

JOE MCPHERSON
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Joe is a hungry American in Seoul and the local authority when it comes to talking about Korean food in English. www.zenkimchi.com BBQ Mapo Jeong Daepo A ...

ALESSANDRO DE LORENZO
VENICE, ITALY

Alessandro owns Ottica Boudoir, Venice’s most fabulous opticians, specialising in nonmainstream and custom made eyewear. He believes beautiful glasses for beaut...

SCOTT MONTGOMERY
GRAHAM, TEXAS, USA

A native of Graham, Texas, Scott is currently pursuing a singing and acting career in New York City. Scott has performed all over the country in several touring...

DANIEL DESFORGES
TORONTO, CANADA

Daniel is a leading Food & Lifestyle blogger in Canada, based in Toronto, but with contributors around the world. @DoTheDaniel / www.dothedaniel.com T...
Stuart Sandford

STUART SANDFORD
WEST HOLLYWOOD, USA

Stuart Sandford is an artist whose photographic, video, sculpture, and installation work has been exhibited across the world. In 2010, he curated the group show...

SAHRAN ABEYSUNDARA
GALLE, SRI LANKA

Sahran spends his time between Britain and his native Sri Lanka. He is Mayor of Haslemere, Surrey. Outside of public office, he is an interior designer, LGBT ac...

SHIHO IKEUCHI
KYOTO, JAPAN

Shiho-san is International Sales Director for the Granvia Kyoto, the first hotel in Japan to offer traditional Japanese wedding packages to same-gender couples....
Julio Reyes, FashionNights

JULIO REYES
TORONTO, CANADA

Julio is one of Canada's top fashion bloggers with a foot in Toronto's fashion and cultural scene. www.fashionights.com SEE I guess it wouldn’t be a To...
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DAVID WALBERG
TORONTO, CANADA

David Walberg CEO at Pink Triangle Press, Canada's leading gay media group. If you're visiting Toronto, pick up a copy of their local newsmagazine Xtra or check...