Chief Editor / Publisher
Nathan Thornburgh spent much of the last decade working at TIME Magazine as foreign correspondent and editor. He’s reported on everything from cyberwar in Russia (favorite dish: solyanka) to information war in Georgia (favorite dish: khinkali) to the drug wars in Juarez (favorite dish: chilaquiles). Nathan speaks four languages and can point at pictures of food on menus written in 20 others.
Chief Editor / Publisher
Matt Goulding is the former food editor of Men's Health and the co-author of the New York Times bestselling series Eat This, Not That. He published his first travel story about being the only American in a Spanish culinary school. In the decade since, he's cooked on boats in Patagonia, worked at a carwash in Barcelona, and taught MCAT courses in the Bay Area. Mostly, though, he has worked in the magazine business, first compiling the Index at Harper's and later covering food and travel for Men's Health. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Food and Wine and New York. He divides his time between the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and the open skies of rural North Carolina.
Douglas Hughmanick is an award-winning Creative Director/Designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spent nearly a decade working on visual styling and experiences for brands like Tesla Motors, Namco Bandai Games and Facebook. Formally trained in New Media design with roots in urban street art, Doug manages to get away from the computer as well: From walking the sludge of the Stung Meanchey landfill that 2000+ Cambodians call their homeoffice, to a Grizzly face off in rural Montana to opening shows for hip hop legends MosDef and Talib Kweli as an MC; his perspective for the digital world is balanced by experiences in the real one.
Director of Photography
Pauline Eiferman was born in Paris and lived in Washington and the UK before moving to New York. She has not one, but two journalism degrees (Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and l’École de Journalisme de Sciences Po Paris). She has worked for Agence France Presse, Creative Time Reports, and Monocle Magazine. For Roads & Kingdoms she oversees all photography and Instagram contributors and interviews amazing photographers from around the world.
Mitch Moxley has written for publications including The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and TIME, filing stories from China, Burma, Mongolia, India, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines and elsewhere. Mitch has eaten scorpions, partied with models in Manila, and donned the skin of a Second Life avatar—all in the name of journalism. His first book, Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China, was published by Harper Perennial in 2013.
Global Soccer Editor
Kanishk Tharoor's articles on politics and culture have appeared in publications in India, the Middle East, UK, and US. His short fiction has won a few prizes and been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Born in Singapore, raised in pastoral Switzerland, and schooled in New York City, Kanishk is very happy to be Indian. He is a card-carrying member of Arsenal Football Club. Like most people, he lives in Brooklyn.
Social Media Editor
Laura was born in Igualada, Spain, a small town outside Barcelona mildly obsessed with Catalan independence. She has a masters in online marketing from ITEAP and worked as a marketing publisher for Zinio in their Spain branch. Laura was the fearless producer behind R&K's first international foray, a trip to Burma where she posed as a caterer from New Jersey to gain entrance into the country. She coordinates R&K's channels on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.
Alexa van Sickle
Before producing for R&K, Alexa was an editor and writer at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a global security think tank, and assistant editor of the Institute’s scholarly journal, ‘Survival: Global Politics and Strategy’. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Alexa has held various roles in publishing and journalism including arts reviewing, book editing, beat reporting and travel writing, and her work has appeared in The Guardian, the Atlantic, Forbes and openDemocracy, among others. Alexa grew up in Vienna, Austria, has British and Canadian heritage, and is based in Berkeley, California (for the moment). Particular interests include Cuba, food and surfing. Chili enthusiast, especially when paired with Banana Bread beer.
Chris Stromquist is a musician, composer, producer and occasional crowdsurfer living in New York City. When not on tour with bands such as Kultur Shock and Slavic Soul Party! he can be found performing around New York as well as composing and recording in his Brooklyn studio. When in Sarajevo he always eats Ćevapčići. In Buenos Aires his favorite cuts are Asado de tira, Entraña and Vacio. In Berlin or Istanbul he will always eat ișkembe çorbası, even if he's not hung over.