These are the people who made our first issue happen.

Glasgow-born Hongkonger Lee Cobaj is a travel writer who specialises in writing about all things new and happening around Asia and contributes to the likes of The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, and National Geographic Traveller.

Sheena Dabholkar is a multimedia journalist and the director of LOVER, an India-centric online lifestyle publication and studio. Her favourite things include design, slow travel, and ranting on the Internet.

Caroline Eden is a writer and journalist, contributing to the travel, food, and arts pages of The Guardian, The Telegraph, Financial Times, and other publications.

Troy Litten is a designer and photographer fuelled by an appreciation for and fascination with all forms of visual culture, communication, and expression. Although he’s most at home on the road, he lives in San Francisco.

Pam Mandel is a travel writer and ukulele player from Seattle. She’s currently working on a memoir about travelling the “hippie trail” in the early 1980s and is looking for an agent. Pam also helped out with this here site.

Alisha Miranda is a freelance writer covering travel, food, and culture, whose story credits include, Not For Tourists guidebooks, and Time Out. Follow her travel diaries.

Sheila Ngọc Phạm is a writer based in Sydney, Australia and her work has been published by The New York Times, Roads & Kingdoms, and Lonely Planet, among many others. She can navigate restaurant menus in a dozen languages.

Zora O’Neill is a travel writer based in Queens, New York. She is the author of All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World.

Robert Reid has written frequently for National Geographic Traveler and is presently the Managing Editor for Modern Adventure in Portland, Oregon.

Cláudio Silva is an Angolan entrepreneur working on Luanda Nightlife, a restaurant & hotel discovery platform. He lives in Luanda.

Warren Singh-Bartlett is an author and journalist. He was born in Pakistan, has lived in India, Taiwan, and Brazil, and after 20 years in Lebanon, the world’s most unpredictable country, has just moved to a small village in deepest Andalusia.

Photographer Saskia Wesseling has lived outside her home country – the Netherlands – for the last 12 years, in Zürich, Cairo, Guangzhou, and now Hong Kong, where she documents glamour in the unglamorous.


Fields & Stations is edited and published by Alex Robertson Textor, a London-based travel writer and editor.

Fields & Stations’ Art Director & Graphic Designer is A. Marta Ferreira, a Lisbon-based freelance graphic desiger and art director.

Fields & Stations was copyedited by Marisa Robertson-Textor, a food and travel writer. After a childhood toggling back and forth between the Bay Area and Mitteleuropa, she cut her teeth as a journalist while living in Moscow (where she still passes as a native), then began writing about food during her tenure as research chief of Gourmet magazine in New York City (where she never did). She has just decamped from Brooklyn to the food mecca of Portland, Oregon.