Cristina Goyanes started her publishing career at Men’s Health magazine, where she was hand-selected to join the launch team for Women’s Health magazine, one of the fastest growing publications in the industry. There, she served as an editor for five years until she moved to the Tuscan countryside through WWOOF to work on a lush green olive orchard (read more about her big bellisimo adventure here). Upon her return to her hometown of New York City in January 2009, she found it harder than ever to sit still. As a freelance editor and writer, she continues to travel to the ends of the earth—from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica and plenty of warm places (28 countries and counting) in between. Her travels have exceeded her wildest dreams. Her favorite destination: The next adventure!

Photography by René Koster

Topics she loves to cover include sports & fitness, travel & adventure,  health & lifestyle, and, best of all, inspiring people (from under-dog Olympians to trailblazing tour guides). Her byline has appeared in the following publications: Shape, National Geographic Adventure, Teen Vogue, Women’s Health, ESPNW, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, Elle, Glamour, Bicycling, BBC Travel, Women’s Running, Refinery29, and many more.