Travel Weekly Masters Series

A number of the contributors whose work appears in Travel Weekly are writers and photographers of international renown: They write best-selling books and are featured in the pages of the most widely read magazines in the world.

That portion of their work that appears exclusively in Travel Weekly becomes part of our Masters Series.

The articles

Forever loving Jamaica
Forever loving Jamaica

Master Series photographer Lee Jaffe's friendship with reggae legend Bob Marley gave him a lifelong appreciation for the beauty, music and culture of the island country that goes far beyond its popular resort areas.... READ MORE

More than Seoul
More than Seoul

Best-selling travel author Patricia Schultz finds that beyond South Korea's capital city is a country of tradition and history that also has Olympic-size dreams and plans for the future.... READ MORE

Sustainable sustainability
Sustainable sustainability

With green travel long an aspiration of suppliers and consumers alike, Abe Peck finds a growing number of companies figuring out how to make it a real business.... READ MORE

Exploring the Pantanal
Exploring the Pantanal

At a time when Rio's pollution is eroding the country's image, photojournalist Mark Edward Harris writes about a Brazil that is also home to the world's largest wetlands area and is a wildlife and ecotourism paradise.... READ MORE

Opening Persia
Opening Persia

Patricia Schultz explores how Iran has become a surprisingly hot ticket since signing a nuclear accord with the West.... READ MORE

Planning the spontaneous
Planning the spontaneous

Travel writer Paul Theroux describes his preparations for the trips that inform and inspire his books, then sits down with Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann to discuss his life as an author and traveler. With photos by Steve McCurry.... READ MORE

Kenya flaunts its magic
Kenya flaunts its magic

Abe Peck writes that the African nation, a treasure trove of national parks and game preserves, continues to battle negative perceptions.... READ MORE

Peter Pan boomers
Peter Pan boomers

 As both adventure travel and its audience mature, Abe Peck finds that operators are giving experienced, prequalified voyagers a mix of in-the-field attention and post-travel follow-ups.... READ MORE

Odyssey 2015
Odyssey 2015

Patricia Schultz delves into the timeless appeal of Greece. Despite the country's economic upheaval, the news is good for its tourism industry.... READ MORE

A walk through Japan
A walk through Japan

Photojournalist Mark Edward Harris recounts a haiku-infused walking tour he took along one of two ancient routes connecting Kyoto with what today is Tokyo.... READ MORE

Inside the hermit kingdom
Inside the hermit kingdom

From Mark Edward Harris: There are those on both sides of the DMZ who are trying to bring about a detente between North and South Korea. Their weapon of choice: tourism.... READ MORE

Nepal rising
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Award-winning photographer and Master Series contributor Mark Edward Harris traveled to Nepal in late October as part of the Adventure Travel Trade Association's AdventureWeek Rebound Nepal program, in conjunction with Great Himalaya Trails. Pictured here, Khumbutse seen from the Himalayan village Pangboche.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A woman carries a load of leaves in the Himalayan village of Pangboche. The Rebound Nepal program was designed to bring attention to Nepal to help rebuild its tourism industry after the devastating earthquake in April.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A view of Kathmandu from the Swayambhunath Temple.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A young girl near Kathmandu's Durbar Square.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A woman stands in the rubble of an apartment complex in Patan.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>The cremation ghats of Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the Bagmati River were in constant use in the days following the massive earthquake in a country that is more than 80 percent Hindu.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>Children at Camp Hope in Kathmandu, set up for earthquake victims by the owners of the Dwarika's Hotel.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A drink being poured with spectacular style at the Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A woman in the historic Patan section of Kathmandu.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>Omar Samra, the first Egyptian and youngest Arab to climb Mount Everest, the seven summits and ski to both the geographic South and North Poles, kneels in front of a kumara, a living goddess, in Nepal's ancient city of Patan.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A plane comes in for a landing at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, the gateway to the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>Construction at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla in the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>The town of Lukla in the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A dramatic view of Ama Dablam.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A worker at the Everest Summit Lodge in Monjo in the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>Between Monjo and Namche is the Everest trek's highest swinging bridge over the Dudh Kosi.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A mother and child in Namche Bazaar in the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A Sherpa crosses a suspension bridge in the Himalayas on the way to Namche Bazaar.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>Children pass a Buddhist Stupa on the trail between Namche Bazaar and Khumjung in the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A woman and her basket of leaves near Khumjung in the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A Sherpa carrying building supplies and a chair rests on the Himalayan trail.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A pool cleaner at work on an infinity pool at the Dwarika's Resort in Dhulikhel.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>A store along the Everest trek in the Himalayas.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>Sisters in front of a wall with Disney characters.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: Mark Edward Harris</strong>