About TravelWorld

TravelWorld International Magazine features the journalistic and photographic talents of members of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Contributors must be members of NATJA.

For more information about NATJA membership, please visit www.natja.org.

Editorial Team

Bennett W. Root, Jr.


Bennett Root is a photographer and writer who has been able to develop his craft over twenty some years of traveling throughout the United States and frequently in Europe and Asia. Most recently, Root has served as Executive Vice President for the North American Travel Journalists Association and staff writer and photographer for TravelWorld International Magazine. In addition to his work as a writer and photographer, Root has worked as a partner in a large, international law firm and has served as counsel to several entrepreneurial ventures. Root’s undergraduate work was at University of Michigan. He holds an advanced degree from Harvard University and has studied at Oxford University (Worchester, Merton Colleges) and UCLA. He is also a performing Member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

Joy Bushmeyer


Joy Bushmeyer is the owner of Artistic Design Services, located in Monrovia, California. She graduated with honors in Graphic Design from California State College at Los Angeles and holds a Marketing Management Certificate from University of Southern California. She held the position of Art Director for fifteen years at Clarke Directory Publications, a multi-million dollar directory corporation, overseeing the production of over 400,000 publications annually, and ultimately worked on its acquisition by YellowBook International. Joy and her husband have four grown children and one grandchild and reside in Monrovia, California in a home built by her great uncle in 1925.

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