Travel's Best Wonders of the World Advisors 2015

We sought out travel experts who have circled the globe to determine Travel’s Best Wonders of the World. Meet our panel of advisors: Josh Gates, host of Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown; Matt Long, founder of the award-winning site; and hard-core adventurer Julia Dimon.

Josh Gates, Host of Expedition Unknown


Having traveled to more than 90 countries, Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and a deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions that take him in search of the world’s most enduring legends. Expedition Unknown chronicles Josh’s adventures as he explores unsolved iconic legends across the globe, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific, the location of Captain Morgan’s treasure in Panama and the city of gold — El Dorado — in Peru.

Josh previously served as host and co-executive producer of the Syfy Channel series Destination Truth and as host of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters Live. He has appeared on the Today show, CNN and a variety of other national television and radio programs. His travels are chronicled in his best-selling book, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter (2011).

Julia Dimon, Travel Journalist and TV personality

Julia Dimon is a hard-core adventurer who has traveled around the world, across all 7 continents and to more than 80 countries. She is the founder of and author of a new book called Travel Junkie: A Badass Guide to Travel, which features tried-and-true travel tips for the badass adventurer. 

Julia is the co-host of Word Travels, a 40-episode TV series about the real lives of travel writers. It is broadcast on National Geographic Adventure and Travel Channel UK in more than 100 countries and 21 languages. Julia has been featured as a travel expert on TV and in numerous publications, including Conde Nast TravelerTravel + LeisureForbes Travel, Budget TravelOutside Magazine and the Chicago Tribune.

Matt Long, Founder of

An experiential luxury traveler at heart, Matt Long shares his adventures with thousands of readers every day through his award-winning site, As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt journeys the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Based in Washington, DC, Matt has been to more than 65 countries and all 7 continents.

Follow Matt’s adventures on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Google Plus.

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