our ambassadors and volunteer contributors

Team Slow


The Slow Travel community are a mixture of all kinds of folk - families, professionals, students, retirees and even children who are unified in a common interest: To learn from, connect with and contribute to the cultures that host them whilst travelling.

Slow Travel Magazine welcomes contributions of stories accompanied by clear, professional-looking photos. Folks who have multiple stories featured on this website (usually 3 or more) are listed here as Ambassadors. As the magazine is currently running as non-profit, all contributions and work is voluntary.


melissa connell

Backpacking solo around the world at age 19 before managing an expedition company for a decade 'Liss' loves visiting off-the-beaten track places. Especially dear to her heart is her homeland of Australia, which she travelled extensively while living in a vintage caravan.



grace picot

With a Filipina / French / Australian background, landscape photographer Grace is often mistaken for a local when travelling internationally, affording her the unique opportunity to mingle with locals. Her favourite destination: West Papua.

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You’ll spot Californian girl Annalee from a mile away with her million-watt smile. Annalee spends the majority of her time ‘down under’ (in Australia), often capturing everyday scenes with her 35mm camera.

Website, Instagram


Yasmin mund

Yasmin is a multi-award winning photographer and image-maker based in Sydney's Eastern suburbs. She has a background in design and visual communications and calls her work 'travel art'. 

Website, Instagram, Linked In




Whenever she's not surfing Chrystal Dawn can be found behind the lens or pen. Her passions include wave riding, conscious storytelling and sustainable living. Dawn’s creative works have been published, exhibited and screened internationally. Her favourite destination: anywhere salty!

Website, Instagram, Linked In


nicole fox-noble

Nicole is the copywriter and owner of Bespoke Words. She was born in Sydney, raised a family on the Gold Coast and now resides in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia. As a self-confessed Slow learner her interests include Slow parenting and working towards becoming a self-published author. 

Website, Instagram, Linked In



Renae Saxby is a Photographer based between Newcastle and Byron Bay specialising in Travel, Fashion, Music and Lifestyle Photography.

Website, Instagram