A Seattle native, Ed Boitano has devoted 25-years of his life to writing about travel. As a descendant of both Leif Ericson and Christopher Columbus, the Amer-Norsk-Italian Boitano quite literally has a passion for travel to unexplored locations in his blood. He has traveled to over 56 nations, including Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, as well as lived with a nomadic Basque shepherd family outside of Bakersfield, California for six hours. He brings to Traveling Boy a love of all forms of travel, and a disdain for any lamb food products.
Currently studying Social Work at Azusa Pacific University outside of Los Angeles, Annie has always had a passion to learn about other cultures and live outside of the United States. Her dream came true with the opportunity to spend 6 weeks of her summer in Quito, Ecuador through a spiritual formation program.
Since her first move to Quito, she has had the opportunity to come back two different times with a semester abroad program called Living and Learning International. Her semester abroad consisted of intense Spanish classes, adventures all around the country including the Galapagos, and a month with a homestay family. Currently, she is working as a summer Resident Coordinator by assisting student interns in daily living, planning weekly chapels, and co-leading weekend activities.[/expand]
Lady Beverly Cohn has been a journalist for the past 20 years and is an award-winning travel writer. She is Editor-at-Large of the Mirror Media Group, Editor-at-Large Worldwide for SPLASH Magazines, Entertainment Editor,Traveling Boy.com, Contributing Writer to the Community Media Group, Special Contributor to LAWEST.com, and SFV Media.com, and Contributing Editor,TravMedia.com. Her features cover a broad spectrum of subjects including travel, film and theatre reviews, as well as high-profile celebrity interviews.
Before becoming a journalist, Beverly was President & CEO of Nadel & Cohn Worldwide, a company that developed generic products for birthdays and anniversaries. Those products are FLIKBAKS (CD’s) and the 20-book series WHAT A YEAR! IT WAS! co-written with her daughter Laurie Rosenthal.
Beverly is a vintage and ballroom dancer and a member of three singing groups – The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Gospel Chorale, The Merits, and the Inner City Youth Orchestra & Chorale of Los Angeles. She is a member of BAFTA LA and the International Press Academy where she serves on the Foreign Film Committee. She is single and lives in Santa Monica, California.