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meet the team

 
 
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Yasaman Bitarafan

EDITOR IN CHIEF & MARKETING CONSULTANT

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As a true creative junkie, Yas has created and published Modern Getaways from scratch. Having worked as a creative strategist for several top brands, she now uses her experience and know-how to fill a gap in the travel industry. 

First thing you do when you check into a hotel: Take pictures like crazy. Then: Robelife baby!

Currently daydreaming of: All the tucked-away retreats yet to visit.


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cate Misczuk

MANAGING EDITOR & CHIEF COPYWRITER
website + instagram + posts  

Cate always seems to have the words we’re looking for, and a camera in her bag, too. As our Managing Editor and in-house copywriter, Cate works alongside a global network of creatives and oversees all Modern Getaways content. The American expat also proudly displays her DVF luggage trunk in her apartment year-round.

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel: Test out the shower and wait for room service to arrive.

Currently daydreaming of: Scouting straw bags and burritos in Mexican street markets.


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Nil lambrinos

illustrator & architecture expert

An architect with enormous passion for travel, Nil is Modern Getaways’ in house illustrator and architectural writer. With a keen eye that can only be honed by an expert, she explores some of the world's most unique hotels and explains them to us. We also steal her talent for all our illustrations.

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel: Observe all the hotel details while I'm putting on my bikini and run to the beach!

Currently daydreaming of: Greece. Always Greece.


Blog contributors 

 
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Jessica Wintz  contributor

instagram + WEBSITE

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel: Popping Pringles while going through the local magazines in the room. And...old habits die hard, bouncing on the bed. 

Currently daydreaming of:
Waking up to the first morning in a new country on a day with no plans. 

 
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Elizabeth Sensky  contributor
website + instagram + facebook

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel: Plop myself down onto the bed and then check out the toiletry selection.

Currently daydreaming of:
Upcoming adventures to Central and South America.

 
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DIANA COSTA — CONTRIBUTOR
WEBSITE + INSTAGRAM

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel?
Draw the curtains and open the windows, and then jump onto the bed listening to the pulse of the city.

Currently daydreaming of?
Losing myself in the back alleys of Tokyo, Taiwan or Seoul. My love for Asia is eternal.

 
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pamela Sechaud — design contributor
WEBSITE + INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel?
I inspect the room thoroughly to make sure I discover all its secrets and then I unpack so I can feel right at home.


Currently daydreaming of?
All the well-designed spots left around the world I have to see with my own eyes!

 
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Jillian Dara — luxury wellness contributor
WEBSITE + INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel?
Take way too many photos and videos before I hop on the pristine bed and think about how I wish could live in a hotel! (It seriously never gets old!)

Currently daydreaming of?
The Great Plains and the Northern Lights.

 
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anika pannu — contributor
WEBSITE + INSTAGRAM

First thing you do when you check in to a hotel?
Run to the window to take in the view!

Currently daydreaming of?
Colorful ceramic tableware and Italian road trips

 
 

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