Inside National Geographic Traveller AUS & NZ

National Geographic Traveller, Australia & New Zealand edition, is about places and experiences that open peoples’ minds to the different cultures, traditions and ways of the world. It's for intrepid travellers with a hunger for responsible, educational and adventurous travel. The magazine presents in-depth feature articles about some of the most exciting places on the planet, and many other interesting features on people, places and products. 

National Geographic Traveller Global

National Geographic Traveller championed sustainable travel before it became a trend, celebrating journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals, and incredible signature photography. The magazine makes a distinction between tourism and travel, and stresses inquisitive not acquisitive trips. It employs storytelling and you-are-there photography to inspire readers to get up and go with the theme of ‘Nobody Knows This World Better’. 

About Adventure World

With a shared passion for discovery and exploration, publishing partner Adventure World provides in-depth tailored travel product and experience to some of the world’s most exotic, beautiful and unique places to visit. The organisation’s team of destination experts craft tailormade itineraries to match customers’ travel needs.



Staff and Contributors



Editor Geordie Torr

Publishing Director Neil Rodgers

Print and Digital Ad Sales Melinda Sharpe
Circulation and Subscriptions


Digital Manager 
Digital Production Sangrok Lee
Digital Designer Maureen Lingga


Editor In Chief Maggie Zackowitz
Executive Editor Norie Quintos
Creative Director Jerry Sealy
Director of Photography Daniel R. Westergren
Senior Editor Jayne Wise
Associate Editors Amy Alipio, Katie Knorovsky, Susan O’Keefe
Copy Editor Judy Burke
Deputy Art Director Leigh V. Borghesani
Associate Art Director Michele Chu
Senior Photo Editor Carol Enquist
Associate Photo Editor Ben Fitch
Design/Photo Assistant Kathryn Naumiec
Chief Researcher Marilyn Terrell
Managing Editor, E-Publishing Kathie Gartrell
Production Manager David M. Burneston
Editorial Business Manager Jeanette Kimmel
Assistant to the Editor Devon Maresco
Researchers Christine Bednarz, Monika Joshi
International Magazine Publishing Vice President
Yulia P. Boyle:
Accounts Manager Ariel Deiaco-Lohr:


President and CEO Gary E. Knell
Science and Exploration Terry D. Garcia
Media Declan Moore
Education Melina Gerosa Bellows


Legal and International Publishing Terry Adamson
Chief of Staff Tara Bunch
Communications Betty Hudson
Content Chris Johns
NG Studios Brooke Runnette
Talent and Diversity Thomas A. Sabló
Operations Tracie A. Winbigler
Chairman of the Board of Trustees John Fahey

Meet the Editor


Geordie Torr originally trained as a biologist, studying lizards in the rainforests of North Queensland. A sideline in freelance writing was then transformed into a career when he became a staff writer and then chief sub-editor on Australian Geographic.

A move to the UK saw him taking on the role of deputy editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, and then assuming the editorship a few years later. This role gave him a wonderful opportunity to continue his long-running love affair with travel in all of its forms, which began in 1992 with an eight-month backpacking trip around Canada, Europe and Central America, and has now seen him visit more than 50 countries around the world.

He recently completed a year-long, 25-country trip around Europe and then overland from the UK to Australia with his partner and children.