Meet Our Middle East Writers and Photographers

This website is made possible by passionate travel writers and families who have lived in the Middle East or travelled the region extensively and wish to share their joy and passion.

Our Contributors

Keri Hedrick – Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Keri Hedrick Editor of Family Travel in the Middle East

Keri is the founder and editor of Family Travel in the Middle East.

An Aussie/British expat living in Abu Dhabi, UAE, she has explored the region extensively with her husband, three children, and camera in hand for the past 12 years.

Documenting their adventures, digging beneath the surface, and connecting travellers, she shares her personal adventures at Our Globetrotters.

Keri is also the Middle East Editor for Perlu Influencer Network, Editor behind Dubai Travel Planner, Abu Dhabi Travel Planner, and co-editor of the online city travel planning tool Little City Trips.

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Lynette Fortey-Burnett – Sub-Editor

Lynette Fortey-Burnett contributing writer

Lynette grew up in the UK and has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia.

A Classical Archaeologist by training, Lynette has worked in Museum Curatorship and Education and in a variety of teaching roles before turning to writing. She firmly believes in travel as a learning experience and seeks educational opportunities in the most unusual of places.

She now lives in the UK with her husband and two young children after seven years of residing in Abu Dhabi.

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And many of our handy “what to wear” travel advice guides.

Erin Henk – Contributing Writer

Erin Henk - Contributing Writer

Erin grew up in the United States and now lives with her husband and son in Beirut, Lebanon. A humanitarian aid and development worker by day, she enjoys travel writing as her second vocation.  

A passionate traveler, Erin has lived and worked in many places, including Guatemala, Afghanistan, France, and Turkey. She fully believes in travel’s power to teach and enrich our lives, deepen our appreciation and understanding of one another, and promote justice and humanity.

You can get in touch with Erin at erinhenk.com.


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Sandy Dang – Contributing Writer

Sandy Dang - Contributing Writer Family Travel in the Middle East

Sandy is a food and travel writer of over 15 years. She shares many of her Asian noodle recipes and family travels on her personal blog Ginger and Scotch.

Originally from New York City, Sandy now lives in Ras Al Khaimah (the adventure capital of the UAE) with her husband and two adventurous children. When she’s not blogging about food and travel, she’s busy supporting small businesses with their copy and content creation.

You can connect with Sandy via her writer’s website

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Zeyna Sanjania – Contributing Writer

Zeyna Sanjania contributing writer on Family Travel in the Middle East

Zeyna is a British Indian expat living in Dubai, with her husband and two sons. Born in Saudi Arabia to parents of Indian origin, she grew up and graduated in Britain with a degree in Architecture before moving to the UAE in 2013. 

After a brief dive into teaching, in 2015 Zeyna began to explore her love of writing by sharing her journey of motherhood in Dubai on her blog Mummy On My Mind.

Alongside her business of Doodle Art over at @mummyonmymindstore, she continues to share her personal journey as well as lessons learnt through exploring the UAE and travelling with her little family. 

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Shea Wittig – Contributing Writer

Shea Wittig Writers Profile

A sustainable professional, eco-writer, and global citizen with a relentless wanderlust spirit. Shea has lived in Australia, England, and the Middle East, and her love for travelling to new and exotic locations have fueled her dedication to share ways to live and travel more sustainably.

She is happiest when exploring the world’s wonders with her young family, supporting businesses with an ethical ethos, and treating herself to the odd piece of chocolate (Fair Trade, of course!).

You can connect with Shea at her personal blog, Conversations with My Sister.

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Would you like to contribute to Family Travel in the Middle East?

We are looking for storytellers from all backgrounds – writers, bloggers, and photographers – please see more information here on how we look to collaborate.

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