Meet the Editors
We, the ISLANDS editors, are excited to share our love of islands with you through our trip reports, photo albums, maps, videos, articles and more. Follow our blogs to discover advice for your next island trip. And feel free to leave comments for us so we can help you further!
Eddy Patricelli, editor-in-chief
"My love for the islands began while traveling the world as a competitive windsurfer. I've lived in the Caribbean and Hawaii, though these days my favorite islands lie off the coast of Alaska. I'm originally from Oregon and still adjusting to life in Winter Park, Florida, where ISLANDS is based. My experts blog covers the writers who cover the island world."
Chris Tauber, content manager
"Whenever an ISLANDS editor travels, I'm the one who says, 'So you're taking a lot of photos, right? And we'll make a video, map, Twitter feed, Facebook update and -- of course -- a great article for the magazine.' When I'm not on an island myself, I look for what can help travelers, whether in iPhone apps or deal-finding widgets, in my Best of the Week blog."
Matthew Miller, features editor
“Travel equals story for me — seeing things, meeting people, asking questions. What’s at stake here? What happens next? I grew up in Oregon in boots caked with trail mud. I want to reach each island’s most remote corners, experience something wild, then tell the world. My destinations blog highlights great opportunities on islands. Matthew, want to go to ... Yes!”
Adrienne Egolf, associate editor
"Don’t ask me to choose my favorite island. At any given moment it could be Captiva (where I vacationed as a kid), Corfu (where I honeymooned), Eleuthera (where I learned to dive) or one of the countless other islands I've fallen in love with in person and in dreams. Follow my daily island news blog for the latest updates and bookworm musings."
Lori Barbely, photo editor
"I select imagery, assign stories to photographers, oversee the photo contest -- basically everything to make sure ISLANDS has amazing travel photography. My recent trips have been storm-prone -- including Thailand (a typhoon) and Australia (a cyclone). You can learn a lot in those challenging situations. Find out more in my photo-tip blog."
Ashley Fraxedas, research editor
"I’m a die-hard Florida girl, so I’ve been lucky enough to grow up surrounded by hundreds of beautiful islands. My white Christmas is heading to the white-sand beaches of Estero Island or Islamorada (I get cold when it's less than 75 degrees). Now I have the amazing (and sometimes daunting!) job of researching islands all over the world. See my travel deals blog."
Todd Weise, online editor
"I am a native Floridian and 11-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. I have traveled quite extensively to places like the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and South America. My dream is to go to the Arctic someday to see polar bears, and to Africa for the big cats (which remind me of my Siamese cat, Cracker). Find out what's most popular on islands.com in my blog."