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UltimateTravelMagazine.com was originally launched in 2007 by Ben and Joanna Hall, the Sydney-based partnership Seahorse Media, with more than 45 years of joint experience in print, online and television journalism. It was Australia’s first, dedicated online travel magazine aimed at savvy travellers who want more from a website than just glossy images, and accounts of bad travel experiences.

UltimateTravelMagazine.com offers readers a wide range of topical information, news, experiential stories, first hand reviews and practical advice presented in a contemporary format. It features a collection of “ultimate” experiences from cruising to romantic escapes and everything in between, attracting discerning travellers who want to explore the world in style yet appreciate value for money. The hotels, resorts, cruises and flight tests reviewed in UltimateTravelMagazine.com appear solely on merit - they have not been paid for.



Joanna Hall


Joanna has almost 30 years of experience in the publishing industry both in the UK and Australia. She is a cruise and luxury travel specialist, and also widely published as a health and lifestyle writer. Joanna still contributes to magazines, newspapers and websites; she is also the author of the health and lifestyle book, Forty and Still Fabulous, and co-author with Ben of the luxury coffee table book Cruising (New Holland Publishing). She brings a variety of skills to UltimateTravelMagazine.com, including writing, editing, and marketing, and her roles include publisher, co-editor, and chief writer.  


Ben Hall


Ben is a photo-journalist and television producer of more than 26 years in Australia and Europe. He also contributes to a variety of magazines and newspapers as a writer and photographer, and also actively works for television networks globally; he is also co-author and chief photographer of the luxury coffee table book, Cruising (New Holland Publishing). Ben is largely responsible for the creative direction of Ultimate Travel, and brings skills including writing, photography and design to the magazine. His roles include chief photographer, co-editor and chief writer.
Between them, Joanna and Ben have travelled to more countries than they can recall, and they've captured some of the world's most popular and memorable destinations and experiences. It is their intention to share them with a wide audience, and ultimately inspire people to travel.

For more information about both partners, and Seahorse Media's other activities, visit www.seahorsemedia.com.au.





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