Yolanda Edwards, Travel Editor – YOLO Journal

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Date Published: 30/04/2024
Duration: 46:51
Season: 11

On today’s episode I’m joined by a titan of the travel industry, Yolanda Edwards.


Formerly the creative director of Condé Nast Traveler in the US, Yolanda went on to launch the critically acclaimed Yolo Journal, a quarterly travel lifestyle magazine, which showcases real finds from interesting people around the world, not just industry insiders. Its accompanied by a weekly newsletter, which is a huge favourite among in the know travel lovers.


She also has the prestigious title of US and Canada Academy Chair for the World’s 50 Best Hotels which we discuss a bit on this episode – as a hotel enthusiast it was really fascinating to hear which properties stand out to her.


The story behind Yolanda falling in love with travel is a really interesting one that I didn’t know before this chat. She had a sheltered childhood where travel really wasn’t on the agenda, and it was a transformative cultural immersion program on a remote Greek island where Yolanda’s innate curiosity and love for travel was truly ignited. And the rest you could say was history, as nowadays Yolanda is non stop travelling the globe.


Her travel diaries today take us on a grand tour around Europe through the highlights and hidden gems Italy, France and Greece. So fasten your seatbelts as we explore the fascinating life and career of a true travel trailblazer.


Destination Recap:


  • Rome, Italy
  • Milan, Italy
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Kalymnos, Greece
  • Medoc, France
  • Il Pelicano, Port Ecole, Italy
  • La Colombe D’Or, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
  • Cap Ferret, France
  • Lynch-Bages, Frane
  • Tulum, Mexico
  • Palazzo Durazzo, Genoa, Italy
  • India


Check out YOLO Journal and follow Yolanda on Instagram here.


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