AFAR is the critically-acclaimed travel media brand that inspires, guides, and enables travelers to have deeper, richer, and more fulfilling experiences. The brand launched in San Francisco in 2009 with AFAR magazine and Learning AFAR, a nonprofit foundation that has funded trips abroad and in the U.S. for more than 900 underserved high-school students. Today, AFAR.com is a thriving digital platform that helps travelers through every stage of the research and planning process. AFAR also hosts AFAR Experiences—one-of-a-kind consumer events—throughout the world.
Julia Cosgrove is the Vice President and Editor in Chief of AFAR. Under Julia’s leadership, AFAR is the only brand to win a Lowell Thomas Award every year since launch—Best Travel Magazine, Best Website, and Best Foreign Travel Article—and the only brand to be a National Magazine Award finalist for General Excellence across both print and digital. Prior to launching AFAR in 2009, Julia was a writer and editor at media companies big and small, including Time Out, BusinessWeek, and ReadyMade. A graduate of Barnard College, Julia has taught magazine writing and design at Stanford University