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Meet Our Team

Please say hello to our team of travel experts. We are a distributed team of travel lovers that believes in a world without borders.

Kyle Kroeger, Owner

Kyle Kroeger is the founder and owner of ViaTravelers. He’s also a dad, husband, and seasoned traveler. Kyle started ViaTravelers during a trip to Italy since he’s known to be a street traveler (“via” is Italian for street and a way of means to travel).

Kyle helps travelers find their next adventure through his videography and photography that can be seen from the ViaTravelers YouTube channel, whether it’s exploring new places or revisiting old favorites.

If he isn’t traveling, he’s likely daydreaming.

James Oliver, Editor

James is a British-American writer and editor for ViaTravelers who has been writing since he was wee. As someone who has spent much time trotting around the globe, James appreciates traveling smart and comfortably, and has every intention of helping ViaTraveler’s readers do the same.

Christy Articola, Contributing Writer

Christy is a writer and avid traveler who lives just outside of Denver, Colorado. She’s been writing pretty much daily for all of her life and surely will for the whole rest of it, too. In addition to writing, she is the owner and operator of a busy pet sitting business. She loves traveling for live music, traveling to warm and beautiful places, traveling to national parks, and traveling literally anywhere at any time for any reason.

In her free time, she loves spending time with loved ones, reading, sewing, painting, cooking, being outdoors, and planning her next adventure.

Jen Sako, Contributing Writer

Jen is a North Carolina-based writer with a background in hospitality and tourism. Her specialties include sales & marketing technology and travel content.

When she isn’t on assignment, Jen catches up on her many newsletter subscriptions, watches nocode tutorials, and spends time with her family.

Sandy Allen, Contributing Writer

Sandy is a freelance writer based in Richmond, Virginia. Her specialties range from hotels, islands, and yacht charters to theme parks, urban settings, mountain getaways, and other family fun. Her work appears at AFAR, PierShare, Cozymeal, and more.

Favorite Destinations: British Virginia Islands, Florida Keys, Outer Banks, New York City, and the Great Smoky Mountains

Woodrow Matthews, Contributing Writer

Woodrow has been traveling his whole life, having visited all 50 states during his childhood. Formerly a hotel manager, he is currently living in France teaching at a business school, and working on his Ph.D.

He spends most of his free time discovering new places with his wife on the Cote d’Azur and all around Europe.

He enjoys writing about lesser-known destinations, hotel and experience reviews, and money-saving strategies for travel.