I'm Ian Centrone, a freelance writer, published photographer, and award-winning social media strategist focusing on all things travel.
I contribute to outlets such as Men's Journal, Tasting Table, Esquire, Playboy, Thrillist, Fodor's Travel, TripSavvy, and more. My goal is to share engaging stories with the right people at the right time utilizing the right platform, whether it be the written word, imagery, or the ever-changing realm of social media.
I was born and raised in New York before my family made our way down the East Coast, eventually settling in South Florida (but not without first making a relatively random two-year pit stop in Virginia). I'm a proud Gator graduate from the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, and my professional past lives include positions with Saatchi & Saatchi, NBCUniversal, and Hawkins International. Some previous nonprofessional odd jobs include cologne spritzer in that loud and dimly lit clothing store, swim instructor, dog walker, homework helper, and accidental bartender.
In my spare time, you can find me trying out new recipes, enjoying long strolls through far flung neighborhoods, and befriending strangers along the way.