Contributors of AsiaSpa July/August 2019

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Ed Peters has been based in Asia for most of his adult life, and has been writing for AsiaSpa since the very first issue. His work has appeared in traditional and online media around the world. For this issue’s Spa Trends he looks at the spas pampering pint-sized clientele. (p.56). 

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Living life out of a suitcase as a travel writer has made Nolan Lewis more introspective about his own health, longevity and the need for a more holistic lifestyle. When not writing for magazines or jet-setting, he enjoys reading tarot cards, offering reiki sessions and exploring the healing properties of crystals. For this issue’s Spa Healer, he meets time-reversal specialist Dr Mosaraf Ali. (p 36). 

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Founder of Awarna Media, Pete Wong counts travel, writing and photography as his life passions. His work is regularly featured in publications around the region, including Shanghai Daily, ParGolf and Building & Investment, among others. Wong has been contributing to AsiaSpa since 2005 and calls Kuala Lumpur home. This issue, he profile’s Vietnam’s most liveable city. (p.88). 

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Fitness junkie Zoe Louise Cronk is a London-based freelance writer who combines her passions for health, wellness and the written word. Her endless list of must-visit travel destinations has carried her across the globe. In this issue, she reveals a covetable top 10 list of eco-escapes. (p.82). 

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Following four years as Editor-in-Chief and another four as Editor-at-Large of AsiaSpa, Catharine Nicol is now a freelancer, and is still passionate about Asia’s incredible spa and wellness industry. Years of researching locations and exploring emerging countries, ignited a love for discovering innovative treatments and talented therapists pushing the boundaries of modern healing. She chats to Hollywood’s favourite facialist Georgia Louise Vassanelli. (p.58). 

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Denise Cullen is a health and travel writer currently based in Brisbane, Australia. She is also a registered psychologist. Her work has appeared in publications including Action Asia, The Age, The Australian, Hemispheres, Slimming, and the Sydney Morning Herald. Join Denise in this issue as she digs up the dirt on foraging for food (p.76), and tries rebounding. (p.69). 

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Luke Elijah has won accolades in art, design, photography, and entrepreneurship fields. Over his career as a freelance photographer, writer, and stylist, he has dressed and photographed countless celebrities and supermodels. He runs a popular YouTube channel where he interviews health, fitness and spiritual personalities. In this issue’s Travel Destination, he delves into the mysteries and charms of Mexico’s Yucatan. (p.94). 

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After years of editing stories of everyone else’s adventures, longtime Action Asia editor-in-chief, Steve White, has gone freelance to get away from the desk on a few more of his own. His regular haunts are the mountains of Asia, especially the volcanoes of Indonesia and the underrated peaks of Taiwan. Watch for his work in in-flight and other regional magazines, as well as in the pages of his own magazine. For AsiaSpa this issue, he uncovers what it means to eat sustainably. (p.52).