Gisela Williams headshot
Gisela Williams headshot

Gisela Williams

For the last two decades, Gisela Williams has been writing about innovative projects around the globe that celebrate the intersection of culture, design, travel, sustainability, and community — from a village in Bali with bamboo structures built like giant birds' nests to an urban garden and visionary neighborhood growing in an abandoned lot on Chicago's South Side. She has traveled to Korean Buddhist monasteries with celebrity chef David Chang, wandered through the souks of Istanbul with architect Zaha Hadid, and strolled through the woods with author and forester Peter Wohlleben. Gisela has lived in various parts of the world including Indonesia and Madrid, Spain. She now lives in Berlin with her family and is working on a television series tentatively called "Survival by Design" about experimental and sustainable communities and projects around the globe.
Advertisement
On a private island in Patagonia's stunning Lago La Plata, chef Francis Mallmann serves the unexpected: vegetarian cuisine
These five Global Vision Awards honorees represent leading voices in the fields of environmentalism, social justice, and Indigenous rights.
Eating well should never come at the expense of others — or our planet. These Global Vision Awards honorees are pushing food systems forward.
The Global Vision Awards honorees in this category demonstrate a clear vision for how the travel and hospitality industry can become more sustainable and benefit underrepresented or underemployed communities around the world.
Travelers can turn to these Global Vision Awards honorees to source more sustainable, responsibly made products.
Advertisement
The Global Vision Awards honorees in the hotel and hospitality space are making a positive impact on their communities and the travel industry at large.
The sprawling estate was once owned by actress Catherine Deneuve.
Travelers can turn to these Global Vision Awards honorees to source more sustainable, responsibly made products.
The Global Vision Awards honorees in the hotel and hospitality space are making a positive impact on their communities and the travel industry at large.
The sprawling estate was once owned by actress Catherine Deneuve.
After decades of war and political turmoil, Beirut’s artists and makers continue to produce boundary-pushing works as the city rebuilds.
Sustainability and luxury are at the core of these recent debuts in Peru, Sri Lanka, and Ethiopia.
Advertisement
With all eyes on Greece’s economic battles this week, travelers headed to the country soon should keep these tips in mind.
Dishes inspired by street vendors are popping up on hotel-restaurant menus across the globe.
Advertisement
Once lined with abandoned warehouses on the wrong side of the Main River, Hanauer Landstrasse, in Frankfurt's industrial East End, is enjoying a second act as one of the city's new social epicenters.