Johanna Read

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Johanna Read is a Canadian freelance writer and photographer specializing in travel, food, and responsible tourism. She’s been to more than 60 countries and encourages travel that’s culturally, environmentally, and economically sustainable to help travelers make destinations better (or at least not worse) when they visit. Based in Vancouver, Johanna draws on her management consulting work, where she specializes in organizational culture, as well as her 20-year career as a government of Canada policy executive working on issues including refugee determination, leadership development, food safety, and pandemic influenza. Her bylines have appeared in Travel + Leisure, National Geographic, Fodor's, Lonely Planet, Forbes, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Culture Trip, Insider, Time Out, and Canadian Traveller.

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