About Ubuntu Magazine
“I am because we are”
The faces behind Ubuntu Magazine
Hey there! My name is Manon, Director of Ubuntu Magazine. I love humpback whales, I traveled through Europe by train and lost my heart in Canada. My million-sustainable-dollar tip: eat locally while traveling! This is the most sustainable option when it comes to food.
Hi! I’m one of Ubuntu Magazine’s graphic designers. I fell in love with Bali’s nature, seeing lions makes me speechless, and I will never again go surfing without taking any classes (I learned the hard way…). My-million-sustainable-dollar tip: explore a city by foot! You get the chance to take in so much more.
From another graphic designer: welcome! I simply can’t choose just 1 favorite animal. Elephants, turtles, or cats: I love all wildlife! My all-time favorite travel destination is Australia because of the memorable encounters I experienced there. My-million-sustainable-dollar tip: make friends with the locals! Slicing vegetables has never been the same again since slicing a zucchini with a machete with help from the locals.
Webdesigner & creator
Hi you! Besides being a huge wildlife enthusiast, I am Ubuntu Magazine’s web designer & creator. Madagascar is my favorite travel destination because 70% of its flora and fauna are endemic. And I can assure you: it is mind-blowing! My million-sustainable-dollar tip: offset your flights’ emissions. A small extra price you pay for lifelong travel memories.
Tobias van Krieken
Hi! Nice to meet you here at Ubuntu’s website! My name is Tobias and I’m Ubuntu’s SEO Manager. Some small facts about me are 1. I have seen 43 countries so far, so I will never be able to choose a favourite place and 2. If you can’t find me, I’m probably somewhere in the forest or up in the mountains. My million-sustainable-dollar tip: try to eat veggy! I’ve been doing it since 2008 and it has opened up a whole new world of flavors for me.
Good to have you here! My name is Laura and I am one of Ubuntu Magazine’s copywriters. Do you remember Babar the Elephant? Up until today, that is still my favorite animal (though I love all wildlife in general)! My million-sustainable-dollar tip: I advocate for thorough research before booking just any wildlife tour.
Bruno F. Fiorillo
Hey you sustainable traveler! I am Ubuntu Magazine’s illustrator. I love Africa, and I can never see too many rhinos and hippos (yes, I love seeing wildlife). Especially Botswana stole my heart. My million-sustainable-dollar tip: travel at a slow pace! It helps you travel more sustainably, and trust me: your finances will appreciate it as well.
Amy van Loon
Hello! I’m the journalist and here to boost Ubuntu Magazine’s sales. My greatest trip has been a train ride from Europe to China. Especially my time in Mongolia was truly inspiring because of their friendliness and nomadic lifestyle! My million-sustainable-dollar tip: stay longer with local communities to experience a deeper connection.
Judith v/d Steen
Hey there, another warm welcome from the public relations manager. Want to see me smile? Ask me questions about my time volunteering in Zambia & Malawi, and building a school together with the local community. My million-sustainable-dollar tip: Go off the beaten track and discover places where no other tourists are.
Mira de Winter
Social media manager
Hola, I am another copywriter from Ubuntu Magazine! With a lost heart in Cuba, my trip along the Galápagos Islands has been unlike any other experience. My million-sustainable-dollar tip: Go on TripAdvisor and read the lowest-rated reviews. These reviews give you a realistic idea of how sustainable the wildlife project is.
Social media manager
Hi, I’m so excited to have you here! I am Ubuntu’s Social Media Manager. You know that song “I feel like a fish in the sea…”, that’s me! I can spend hours floating in our beautiful underwater world. My million-sustainable-dollar tip: bring your own water bottle. Most accommodations offer a refill station. Just imagine the plastic waste reduction you support!