Meet Kelley Ferro, travel expert, video journalist and contributor to Tripfilms.com, the travel video channel created by real travelers for real travelers. A seasoned travel host and filmmaker, she is ideally suited to be a guide for USTOA’s Travel Together series. Her filming assignments have brought her to more than 40 countries where she’s been face to face with sharks in Australia, explored hidden markets with Istanbul locals, rappelled into cenotes in Mexico, surfed the waves of Ipanema Beach, worn dirndls in Austria, indulged on truffle fondue in Five Star resorts in Gstaad and ridden vespas on the Greek islands. In addition to the USTOA “live like a local” video series and USTOA blog, Kelley chronicles her travels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Ashley Castle is a writer and blogger with a focus on experiential, transformational travel. She traveled to Manitoba to engage with locals – and local wildlife – with USTOA Active Member Tauck, capturing her experiences on AFAR.com , the USTOA blog , and her own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.


Brussles-based travel blogger and photographer Alison Cornford-Matheson details her adventures engaging with locals while in Egypt with Abercrombie & Kent , a USTOA tour operator member. An AFAR Magazine Ambassador, Alison Cornford-Matheson’s tour highlights are also posted on the experiential travel guide’s website, AFAR.com and chronicled on the USTOA blog . For a more in-depth look at our intrepid reporter’s discoveries, take a look at Alison’s Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram accounts.


From her home in San Francisco, AFAR Magazine Ambassador Nina Dietzel travels the world as a blogger and photographer. Her South African tour highlights with USTOA member Collette can be found on the experiential travel guide’s website, AFAR.com, and a more detailed account on the USTOA blog . For a more in-depth look at her South African journey, explore Nina’s Facebook Twitter and Instagram accounts.


A long term traveler, blogger and photographer who is always seeking out her next adventure, AFAR Magazine Ambassador Sherry Ott traveled to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia with USTOA Active Member Avanti Destinations and to China with USTOA Active Member Wendy Wu Tours for the USTOA Blog and AFAR Magazine’s highlights at AFAR.com. For a more in-depth look at her journey, explore Sherry’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.


Writer, photographer and photojournalist originally from Toronto, AFAR Magazine Ambassador Flash Parker traveled to Australia's Northern Territory with USTOA Active Member Goway Travel for the USTOA blog and AFAR magazine’s highlights at AFAR.com. Flash will also be traveling to Papua New Guinea with Swain Destinations in July 2015. Follow his adventures on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.


Recently included on Complex magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Travel Photographers Right Now” list, Colin Roohan is an active AFAR Magazine Ambassador. Colin traveled to Taiwan with USTOA Active Member Ritz Tours, to Croatia with USTOA Active Member VBT Bicycling & Walking Tours, and to Peru with USTOA Active Member Travcoa and to Brasil in partnership with Adventure.com. His tour highlights are posted on the experiential travel guide’s website, AFAR.com , chronicled on his Facebook and Instagram channels, and detailed on the USTOA blog.


Germany-based AFAR Magazine Ambassador Adriana Yampey, who has also lived in Romania, France, Italy, Belgium and the United States, dreams of seeing the world and documenting it through photos. Adriana traveled to Saxony with USTOA Active Member Avanti Destinations in May 2015 and captured her experiences engaging with locals on the USTOA blog and AFAR.com. To follow her journey, check out Adriana’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.