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Meet The Team

Meet the team behind The Road Trip Expert. Our team of travel enthusiasts aims to bring you the best advice following years of experience on the open road. To learn more about how the content on this website is created, view our Editorial Policy.

The Founder of The Road Trip Expert

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Iain Salter

Editor & Founder of The Road Trip Expert

Iain founded The Road Trip Expert in 2019 and continues to manage the website to this day. The inspiration to start the blog came during an extensive road trip around Europe with two friends that spanned several months and involved over 25,000km of driving.

He first developed a passion for backpacking in 2014 and has had the pleasure of exploring over 60 countries. Iain writes about a variety of topics including backpacking, planning road trips, and car camping. He enjoys creating travel guides about the places he’s visited during his life as a digital nomad. Read more on the About page.

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Our Authors

Check out the bio pages of the awesome authors who have contributed to making The Road Trip Expert the resource it is today.

Brandyn Shoemaker


I’m Brandyn, a contributing writer here at The Road Trip Expert. Over the past three years, my family and I have embraced the nomadic lifestyle, traveling across the U.S. in our RV. We’ve journeyed from coast to coast three times, making memories in 26 states and countless National and State Parks. From the crystal-clear waters of the Florida Springs to the towering Sea Stacks off the Oregon Coast, we’ve seen some truly amazing sights.
I’m excited to bring my experiences and travel insights to The Road Trip Expert community. So buckle up, and let’s hit the road together!

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Jack Mecklenburgh

Jack, author at The Road Trip Expert, skiing in Canada

Hey, I’m Jack. Travel is my passion. I particularly love to load up the car with camping gear and get out into nature. I love outdoor sports, and if I can combine them with traveling, I’m a happy happy man.

My road trip highlight was driving an old sedan 6000km through South America. I enjoy sharing road trip tips I’ve learned from my adventures and writing travel guides on places I’ve visited. In over a decade of travel, I’ve visited dozens of countries and spent time living abroad in Canada, Australia, Spain, and Réunion.

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Holly Jaskolka

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Holly is an animal lover with a passion for travel and living a plant-based lifestyle. She enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, cooking, and visiting new places. She currently delivers self-care sessions that utilize EFT (emotional freedom technique) to support people struggling with their breakups.

She enjoys writing about travel topics including road trips with pets and maintaining a vegan lifestyle on the road. She gained valuable experience during an epic road trip to Valencia from the UK!

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Lisa Hurd

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Lisa Hurd is a born and raised Californian currently living with her husband, daughter, and labrador in the UK. She enjoys road trips with her family and has fond memories of cross-country adventures with her 3 sisters while growing up.

She loves to write about a variety of camping-related and road trip topics. In her spare time, she’s an avid reader of books. She misses the sun… send vitamin D and quality Mexican food ASAP!

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Ksenia Prints

Ksenia Prints, Author at The Road Trip Expert, in the kitchen peeling vegetables

Ksenia Prints is a food blogger, food photographer, and recipe developer dedicated to exploring different cultures through the kitchen. She spends her days cooking, writing, and photographing food for her blog— At The Immigrants Table —and hosting interactive cooking workshops. Her cooking and writing are a mélange of cultures and traditions that somehow turn out well. She is responsible for developing many of the delicious road trip recipes on The Road Trip Expert!

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Mathilde Clara Baum

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Mathilde is passionate about dancing, surf skating, surfing, sailing, and, of course, traveling. Her latest trips have been road-tripping along the Atlantic coastline of France, Spain, and Portugal in her T3 van. She feels most at home by the ocean and loves exploring and being in nature.

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