Journey 33 is a travel website geared towards travelers seeking a more authentic experience. Information from City Guides focused on specific cities to Blogs including a variety of places are provided by creative insiders with a knowing of tasteful places priced moderate to high. Sections in the City guides will offer top restaurants, hotels,top shops, arts, spas/nature. There is a featured article that will change every month: the first being Big Sur. The site also has a demographic from hip-single, couple and (or) family: So one can choose their desired hotel or restaurant in their price range and preference.
There are sections listing essentials per specific cities/countries and a with kids section for certain cities/countries.
Journey 33 is a fresh and tailored site offering a variety of information with good taste and local findings.
Lisa Rosas Los Angeles
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Profession: Owner of fashion showroom: em Productions & Owner of Journey33 travel site
Favorite Places Traveled: Thailand, Cuba, Belize, Morocco, Tokyo, Hong Kong,Paris, Prague, Sweden, Belgium, San Miguel, Mexico, Death Valley, Big Sur
Inspirations: Travel, Art, Dance, Architecture, Nature, Literature, Poetry, Documentaries, Biographies
What travel has brought to my life: Culture, Friends, Adventure, History, Knowledge, Excitement, Joy, Bliss, Peace
Bio: Lisa grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She also lived in Switzerland, Boston and New York. Upon her return to CA in 1998 she continued her work in the fashion industry as well as exploring her excitement for traveling and writing. An adventurer at heart, Lisa enjoyed the many places to explore on this earth for their cultures, cuisine, history, art, architecture, friends and new experiences. In 2001 she began em Productions in Los Angeles: at the time a production and press
showroom for emerging fashion designers. She then expanded the Co to New York and a sales showroom. Work also gave her the pleasure to travel to Paris, Tokyo, London and several states in the US.
In 2009, after researching several publications and travel sites, Lisa found a niche for a missing link: one that offers a variety of tasteful options covering a mix of prices and demographics. So she decided to launch her own site including creative insiders from an array of cities to contribute with their expertise on hotels, food, shops, art and spas. In 2010 Journey 33 launches as an exciting venture to fulfill the needs of travelers that want a more authentic experience. Wether being a family, couple or single with a price range from low, moderate to high, one will find the information to fulfill their needs if looking for a tasteful experience.
Lisa resides in Silverlake with her husband, daughter and son. Lisa and her husband Paulo have completed their first book: Beauty Unwound: his photos in natural habitats and her poetry.
Anika Poitier Los Angeles
Born: New York, NY
Profession: Filmmaker and Jewelry Designer
Inspirations: Laughter, good food, travel, lazy days, my dogs, my friends
Places traveled or favorite places: Paris,
Venice, Bahamas, St. Tropez, Lake Como, London, Porto Chervo Sardinia, Greece, Hong Kong, Monaco, Mexico, Hawaii, Switzerland, Vancouver, Toronto, Madrid, Tunisia
Corinne Grassini Los Angeles
Born: Los Angeles, CA.
Profession: Founder/Owner/Designer for Society for Rational Dress
Places traveled or favorite places: Favorite place to travel is to Peru
Inspirations: Postmodern architecture, Brutalist art, a good cup of coffee, Japanese tree houses, my sisters
Why I love to travel: In Los Angeles, it's so easy to stay in a design bubble and never have to interact creatively with anyone that pushes my boundaries.
When I travel- whether it's just outside my studio door or 3000 miles away, I'm forced to confront other creativities and cultures that inspire me to no end.
What travel has brought to my life: Every time I travel I realize how much there is in the world to be inspired by. I probably only have about 60-70 years left to explore the earth so when I travel it creates a feeling of urgency to explore even more.
Gabrielle Heyman Los Angeles
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Profession: Online Media and Jewelry Design
Places traveled or favorite places: Kauai, Sedona, NYC, Paris, Cuba, Belize
Inspirations: Love, Nature, Gems, my Husband and two dogs.
Bio: A native Los Angelina, Gabrielle resides in LA with her husband and two dogs. LA is a muse and a demon, a double edged sword. Dining at new and old haunts, discovering hidden gems, and exploring nature in the city are her favorite past times.
By day she works in media at a large Internet Publisher, off the clock she is a jewelry designer and a repressed rocker. From the ocean to downtown, she finds her inspiration in hidden alcoves across the city. Though she was born and bred here, LA is a vast metropolis which continuously unfolds mysteriously and miraculously before her, and which she is unfailingly dedicated to.
Janet Levy Los Angeles
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Profession: Gallery Owner and curator
Places traveled or favorite places: Seychelles, Canary Island, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Barcelona, Greek Islands, Finland, Italy.
Inspirations: Art, sculpture and good Architecture, other cultures, yoga and new experiences
Bio: Janet Levy grew up in Hermosa Beach, California has lived in San Francisco, New York and spent ten years in Switzerland living, working and making sculpture. Upon returning to the US, she was an advertising director for a lifestyle magazine for over seven years. In 2006, she founded See Line Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to supporting the work of exceptional contemporary artists.
Kimberly Johnson Los Angeles,
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Places Traveled/Favorite Places: India, Loas, Thailand, Vietnam, Paris, London, Bali
Inspirations: Nature, Travel, Different Cultures, Fabric/Textiles, Art, Books, Food, Music
Bio: Kim Johnson lives in Los Angeles where she works as a stylist and costumer for Film and Television. She is also a Certified
Ayurvedic Specialist and loves cooking healing foods and practicing living a balanced and healthy life. Her greatest passion is traveling to distant countries to learn, grow and experience different cultures." My travels have taught me to embrace life with open arms and find peace wherever I am." Favorite cities: Paris, London, New York, Bali. Favorite Countries: India, Laos, Vietnam.
Paris Montoya Los Angeles
Born: New York, NY
Profession: Music Management
Favorite places: New York City, Barcelona, Prague, Corsica, Greek Isles, Death Valley, Zion National Park, Redwoods National Forest, Arizona
Inspirations: Music, food, nature, open hearts & minds
Bio: I’ve been in the music industry since I started selling/trading live show bootlegs at age 16. For the past 7 years I’ve been in music management.
I was raised in NYC and experienced all the variety that exists in just a few miles there. That influence coupled with parents that embraced travel has led me to continually wander and explore on my way through life, locally and globally. So now I seek out the unfamiliar, it keeps me engaged with the world and my own priorities. I’m inspired by the people and their traditions that foster these different worlds existing down the street or across the globe.
Paz Stark Los Angeles
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Profession: salon owner
Places traveled or favorite places: Guatemala, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, England, Scotland and scattered states in the US. haven't found my favorite place but have fond memories of all the places I've been fortunate to visit.
Inspirations: My children, The Rolling Stones and a well crafted piece of fiction
Bio: Paz Stark grew up in LA and still lives in LA. It's smoggy and hot as heck, but she loves
it. Paz spends most of her time enjoying the company of her son and daughter. In her rare spare moments she works as much as she can, answers the phone on occasion, shops online a lot, and fantasizes about being adventurous. In the past four years she has managed to travel to Brazil, New York, Israel, Austin, Kauai, Maui and Portland. Next month she is going to to Ecuador and is looking forward to watching the turtles and seals in the Galapogos Islands.
Yun Lingner Los Angeles
Profession: Television Producer
Favorite places: Italy, tropical beach locations, NYC
Inspirations: Documentaries, films, books, art, design, music, traveling
Bio: Yun Lingner loves traveling and obsesses
frequently over food. She's partial to exploring urban cities and stylish beach locations over thrills or adventure-seeking. She'd choose a bowl of caccio e pepe in Rome, over trekking the Andes any day. She is a television producer that lives in Silverlake with her husband and son.
Danielle Levitt New York
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Places traveled or favorite places: Africa, Morocco, Costa Rica, Europe
Bio: Born in Cali, I started taking photos after I stole my mothers 35mm Canon ( I was ten). Oh I loved it! I loved the way the camera looked, and how it felt to press the shutter release. By the time I was in Junior High School, the camera was just as much a part of me as my arm. I joined the yearbook and would shoot all of my friends doing their best model poses. It was clear, that I wanted nothing else than to become a photographer. When I could I moved to NY (rumor had it, that NY is where the photographers were, so I arrived with my best friend and some cheap luggage.) It took a few but I finally got my start, a street fashion column in the NY POST. It was the late 1990s so i found joys in capturing styles that varied from a single strap messenger bag look to a slip over pants ensemble.
I have since cultivated a distinctive approach to identifying and documenting popular culture, fascinated by how people live and the means they use to express themselves. I documented those choices, in my first monograph 'We Are Experienced', published by Powerhouse late last year. I traveled the United States photographing teenagers, shooting youth as they want to be seen, resulting in a series of portraits depicting adolescents in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings, as individuals and in groups, loaded with signifiers both mainstream and marginal. All the while I maintained an editorial presence, shooting celebrities and fashion for an assortment of magazines. My editorial work is featured in GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Arena Homme Plus, Dazed and Confused and Rolling Stone. I have created advertising campaigns for Nike, Intel, Penguin, and Target.
Jose Ramon Reyes New York
Born: Dominican Republic
Profession: Fashion Consultant
Current residency: New York , West Chelsea
Places traveled or favorite places: Dubrovnik ,Cairo , Paris, Madrid , London , Mexico City
Inspirations: Art , Music, Dance , Travel
What I do: I own a fashion consulting firm REYES+partners advising retail and wholesale businesses
Why I love to travel: I enjoy experiencing
different cultures, to be in a different country represents some sort of escape for me
What inspires me about it and all it encompasses: the people , the culture , the architecture , the history, the night life, the food, the fashion
What it has brought to my life: Excitement, Joy, Satisfaction, Knowledge and credit card debt
Rachel Spring New York
Born: New Jersey
Profession: East Coast & International Sales Manager
Current residency: Manhattan
Places traveled or favorite places: New York City, Buenos Aires, Paris
Inspirations: life, people, food, and travel.
Bio: Rachel Spring was born and raised in West Orange, New Jersey. In 2001, Rachel moved to Manhattan and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Marketing. For the last three years, she has held the position of East Coast and
International Sales Manager at eM Productions, a multi-line fashion showroom that represents emerging designers. Outside of work, Rachel is on the steering committee for 3G, a NY-based non-profit social organization for third generation children of Holocaust survivors. While Rachel is extremely passionate about her work and career, her personal interests include food, traveling, and wine. Rachel looks at the preparation of food as an art form and she enjoys traveling to different countries, discovering each country's cuisine, as well as its history, art and culture.
Erin Katgely San Francisco
Born: Long Beach, CA
Profession: Photographer & Owner of Chez Spencer Restaurant
Current residency: San Francisco, CA
Places traveled or favorite places: Japan, Vietnam, China, Peru, Central America, Europe....
Inspirations: My family and friends
Bio: Photographer and restaurant owner Chez Spencer. I love to travel because I can shake off habits and routines of my daily life. To be in a position where nothing is familar is heaven. I can just be. I have learned more through traveling than I can explain. I have learned that the world is more than just me.
Chris Goulbourne London
Profession: Bar/Restaurant owner
Places traveled or favorite places: Sardinia, Hawaii, Thailand, Italian Alps
Inspirations: Sun, water, snow & wind
Bio: Chris Is the G.M. of The Drunken Monkey & Liang Shan Po in Shoreditch, London.
Living and working in London is great coz there are so many opportunities to travel, with Europe on the doorstep ad so many amazing countries to visit.
The whole Med scene in the summer is great for island hopping, and city breaks. Travel has always made me more aware of cuisines, fresh ingredients from exotic parts of the world, the Mai Tai in Hawaii always tastes better there... Traveling is a way of life which was my choice, and having traveled opened up my mind to all the action and adventure out there, as well as bringing me new life friends, who i still bump into where ever i go...
Naomi K. Sills Tokyo
Born: Osaka, Japan
Profession: CEO of Eternal Sunshine Creations
Favorite places: Palm Springs, Hong Kong, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Bangkok.
Inspirations: World Culture and Music
Bio: NAOMI K. SILLS is a fashion creator of her own brand, ETERNAL SUNSHINE CREATIONS. It is a unique collection of contemporary hand knits. Naomi was born and raised in Japan, studied Interior Design and
International Business in Japan and USA, and pursued her profession in the fashion industry for the last 15 years in Japan, Hong Kong and USA. Traveling is the inspiration of the creative source for Naomi’s design works and lifestyle. Beautiful architects, arts, textiles, histories and cultures brought her great imaginations. And people from different countries are the greatest of all her inspirations.