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Inspiring experts lead our Journeys for the most memorable experiences

Authors, writers, journalists, photographers, chefs, curators, professional speakers and guides... All our storytellers are passionate about their craft and excited to join you on your next Journey.

Alan Riding

Alan was the Paris bureau chief for The New York Times and then its European arts correspondent.

Benoît Quémar

Benoît is a food critic, consultant and journalist who loves sharing his passion for royal history

Catherine Monroy

Catherine is a French author and journalist who has been a correspondent for Le Monde in Prague and for Le Figaro in Budapest.

Chris Welsch

Chris is an editor, writer, and photographer who has lived in Paris since 2010. He's a former editor at the The International New York Times.

Harriet Welty Rochefort

Harriet is an American author, journalist and lecturer who has lived in France for more than 40 years.

Leah Walker

Leah is multi-faceted in the world of media. She writes about luxury travel on LeahTravels.com, as well as for several international publications.

Marion Flipo

Marion is a cookbook author, food consultant and runs the successful blog marionadecouvert.com

Philippe Hertzberg

Philippe, the founder of Secret Journeys, started his career with The Wall Street Journal and Lonely Planet Publications before joining The New York Times.

Quentin Henric

Quentin is a historian specializing in French Medieval and royal history

Susan Hermann Loomis

Susan is an internationally-recognized expert on food and an award-winning journalist/author.

Thierry Secretan

Thierry is a photojournalist and author whose work appeared on the BBC, Canal+ and 60 minutes.