Samantha Brown

Host, PBS’s Samantha Brown’s Places to Love

Travel expert and television host Samantha Brown has been hosting TV travel programs for 20 years. During her time at Travel Channel she created 10 original international and domestic travel series generating over 170 hours of television. In 2017 Samantha moved from the Travel Channel to PBS and Season 1 of her new series Samantha Brown’s Places to Love premiered in January, 2018. In Places to Love, Samantha features the destinations, experiences and most importantly the people that make us the traveler feel like we belong to a place. Season 3 will begin airing on PBS in January 2020 and features destinations like Florida Keys, New Zealand, Miami, Budapest, Dallas and Vienna.
Samantha is known for getting to the emotional heart of travel by focusing on the people, their culture, and the privilege of spending time in their everyday lives. Viewers passionately follow Samantha and her expert advice not only because of her experience and knowledge, but also because of her warmth, genuineness and love for travel.
Samantha grew up in New Hampshire and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and 7 year old twins Ellis and Elizabeth.

Carmen Carbonell

President, Your Own Italy

Carmen Carbonell is founder and President of Your Own Italy. Carmen was born in the United States, where she obtained a degree in Architecture. Following college, she married an Italian and moved to Rome, where she raised 4 sons. She also developed a passionate love for Italy – its art, its architecture, its cities, its countryside, its culture and cuisines, and its people.
Now, after nearly 30 years living in Italy, Carmen wants to share her love for Italy with American travelers who want more than a standard tour…travelers who want to experience the real Italy, with the heart and soul of the nature and its people. She founded Your Own Italy as a boutique tour company that will provide private tours that take travelers deep into Italy’s heart and soul, with vacation packages that will be memorable for life, and shore excursions that will give tour ship guests a unique day in Rome, Florence, Venice or the Amalfi Coast. –
The team works with boutique hotels, tested and proven restaurants, historic sites, museums, basilicas, plus individuals and tours that meet Your Own Italy’s standards – standards virtually guaranteed to ensure that Your Own Italy vacation or shore excursion will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will remember forever. And long to repeat with your new friends in Italy, Your Own Italy.

Angel Castellanos

World Travel Expert, Writer/TV Host AngelsTravelLounge.com

Angel Castellanos, (www.AngelsTravelLounge.com) is a passionate world traveler, travel writer, influencer, multi-media personality and nationally recognized speaker dedicated to helping people travel smart, well and often. Traveling to over 85 countries on 5 continents (and counting), Angel travels 12-14 weeks internationally each year and draws on his experience and frequent travels to teach “Smart Travel” and equip travelers with the skills they need to make travel easy and enjoyable. He bridges the gap between the practical, common sense advice he’s learned by traveling the world and the new savvy tips and experiences that have helped his generation revolutionize travel. Angel has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fox News, Univision, Frommers Radio, USA Today & Travel & Adventure Show as “America’s Newest Travel Expert”.
Since you’ve last seen Angel, he has visited The Philippines, Colombia, Honduras, Singapore, Laos, UK, France, Ireland, Italy, Bosnia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.
His favorite travel memories include camel trekking in the Sahara, traveling overland by train from Beijing to London, Horse trekking in Mongolia, Hot Air Ballooning in Laos and sailing down the Nile River.
When not in Italy or Paris, Angel is home in Pasadena, California where he is a proud volunteer with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.

Spiff Chambers

Tourism Sales Manager, Visit Anchorage

Spiff drove north to Alaska following a girl in 2001. (Don’t worry, they got married.) Besides being a famous Alaska musician, Spiff has a passion for sharing his knowledge of Anchorage and Alaska. He’s worked every tourism job and seen every beautiful vista the state offers. Ask him which one is his favorite!

Paul Corrigan

Business Development Manager, Rocky Mountaineer

Paul Corrigan is a seasoned industry professional with experience representing many of the best brands in travel in a sales management capacity. He has had the opportunity to work for guided tour operators, cruise line, airline vacation brands, travel insurance as well as a large agency group in supplier relations. Now as a Business Development Manager for Rocky Mountaineer, he gets to use all his knowledge to help grow this amazing travel experience.

Kevan Cowie

Director of Sales, African Travel

Mr. Umit Develi

General Manager Atlanta, Turkish Airlines

Umit Develi is head of Turkish Airlines Atlanta team, a team responsible from marketing, sales, finance and airport passenger /  cargo operations.
Prior to joining Turkish Airlines Atlanta team, Umit was the Manager of the Revenue Management and Pricing (Asia & Far East) at the Head Office of Turkish Airlines
He began his career as a Reservation and Sales analyst at Turkish Airlines in 1998. Umit has the bachelor degree in Communication and associate degree in International Trade and European Community.

Ryan Dooley

Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Miami Passport Agency

Ryan M. Dooley is the Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Miami Passport Agency. Ryan served concurrently as Director of the U.S. Department of State’s San Juan Passport Agency from 2014-2019.  His previous assignments have included Department of State positions in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the Office of Civil Rights, the Bureau of Human Resources, and the Executive Secretariat where he served as a Special Assistant to former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.  He has also completed several temporary duty assignments overseas including Acting Political/Economic Chief in Havana, Cuba.  Ryan was raised in southern New Jersey and graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs & Latin American Studies. He also serves as a member of the Miami Consular Corps and was appointed as a Board Member on the Mayor of Miami’s International Council.  He was the recipient of the State Department’s Mary A. Ryan Award for Outstanding Public Service in 2011. Ryan speaks fluent Spanish & French and resides in Miami.

Jazzmine Douse

Manager, National Accounts, AmaWaterways

Jazzmine Douse is an enthusiastic, God-fearing young woman born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended California State University of Fresno, where she built her skillset around sales, marketing, incentives and planning. Jazzmine’s travel career was birthed at AmaWaterways in 2013 as she joined the Ama-family as a Reservation Specialist. After two years, she advanced to National Accounts as a Communications Coordinator, and in 2016, took a leap of faith and moved to Seattle, WA, to thrive in her newly promoted role as Business Development Manager in the Pacific Northwest. In April 2019, her passion and love for travel continued to take her to new heights as she returned to Los Angeles to fulfill her currently appointed role as National Account Manager, complementing her pursuit of a longevously travel career. Jazzmine’s ambition, positive energy and faith in God has opened many doors for her over the past several years and speaks volumes to the scripture she lives by, day by day: “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13

Kellee Edwards

Adventure Travel Expert & TV Host

Kellee Edwards is an award-winning travel expert and television host by land, air and sea. She is a multi-rated licensed pilot, advanced open water scuba diver, explorer and journalist. A pioneer in her approach to adventure travel made her brand Kellee Set Go! become recognized by some of the biggest brands in travel, including that of the biggest TV network in this realm, The Travel Channel. Kellee is the host of Mysterious Islands, a series that explores some of the most remote islands in the world, that viewers more than likely have never heard of. She was named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Travel” by Conde’ Nast.
Exploring over 50 countries thus far, including parts of North and West Africa, Asia, South and Central America, Europe and the UAE, her extensive travels have taken her a long way from where she spent her early childhood – on Chicago’s South Side – and where she was raised in San Bernardino, CA.
Her exploits include summiting Mt. Hood in Oregon, dog sledding in the remote wilderness of Alaska, trekking the active volcano Mt. Pacaya in Guatemala, piloting an aircraft in the temperamental Aleutian Chain, freediving with the Jeju Haenyeo, participating in Rambu Solo in Sulawesi, unearthing an artifact on an archaeological dig, swimming with humpback and whale sharks, as well as exploring Mayan ruins in Central America. She even had a life-changing close call on a shipwreck dive in the Red Sea near Eilat, Israel.
An advocate for women in aviation, adventure travel, diversity in travel and safety, Kellee has been featured in FORBES, ELLE, Conde’ Nast, Travel & Leisure, Nat Geo Traveler, UPROXX, Essence and named “The Most Interesting Woman in The World”, by Outside Magazine.

Lori Fabricand

Senior Group Travel Specialist, AAA Travel

Lori Fabricand, Senior Group Travel Specialist for AAA, has a knowledge and enthusiasm for travel that is clearly expressed in her work in training and promoting Group Travel products to consumers and travel advisors.
Lori’s career in travel began over 30 years ago when she joined AAA, St. Petersburg Motor Club in Florida as a travel advisor and then travel manager.  In 1994 she left the company for 15 years to own and operate her own successful leisure and corporate travel agency, returning to AAA, Auto Club South in 2009 to help grow their Travel Sales Center as the Cruise and Tour Manager. As her expertise in sales and marketing gained recognition, Lori was then promoted to the Travel Marketing team as an Account Executive where she worked to support the growth of the travel agency.  Prior to becoming Senior Group Travel Specialist, Lori was the Regional Marketing Rep for AAA, now the Auto Club Group, and assisted multiple lines of business within the Club.
Lori’s hobby is photography and she innovatively uses the photographs and videos she takes in her travels to make inspiring videos and presentations to educate consumers and travel advisors. It is yet another way in which she is able to communicate her passion for travel to others.

Michele Fiorenza

Business Development Manager, MSC Cruises

Josh Gates

Explorer, Host of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown

As the host of Discovery Channel’s smash-hit series Expedition Unknown, adventurer and explorer Josh Gates crisscrosses the globe to explore archaeological wonders and enduring legends. Armed with a daring passion for adventure and his signature sense of humor, Josh takes viewers on thrilling quests in search of answers to the world’s greatest mysteries.
Recently, Josh helmed an unprecedented live event in the deserts of Egypt when viewers from 95 countries around the world witnessed history in the making in Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live. This real-life Indiana Jones adventure, which was also simulcast on Travel Channel and Science Channel, gave viewers a rare opportunity to join an actual archeological excavation in real time as Josh Worked alongside world-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the Secretary-General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. Together, they uncovered the 2,500-year-old mummy of a high priest for the first time ever on live television.
Gates also kicked off Discovery’s Shark Week by diving in Mexico and South Africa to unravel one of the oceans greatest mysteries – what happened to the mighty Megalodon?
In his latest season, Josh braved sub-zero temperatures to snowmobile across Siberia investigating one of the coldest cases of the Cold War: the baffling deaths of nine hikers on Russia’s infamous “Dead Mountain.” Josh also explored the Holy Land as he descended into newly discovered caves and tunnels that could hold the next Dead Sea Scrolls. In an exciting first, Josh returned to follow up on some of his most fascinating stories from seasons past, revisiting the lost Maya city of El Mirador where he previously helped discover a lost temple-complex, and he headed back to the 1980’s on a mission to unravel the maddening puzzles in a cryptic book known as “The Secret.”
An avid adventurer, scuba diver, and photographer, Gates has participated in sub-sea archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, and his wanderlust has taken him to over 100 countries – from sweltering African deserts to the icy shores of Antarctica. In addition, he has scaled “the roof of Africa” on Mt. Kilimanjaro and climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas. A mysterious “Yeti” footprint recovered by Josh in the Himalayas is now on display at the “Expedition Everest” attraction at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.
In 2016, Gates won ‘Best Host’ in the CableFax Program Awards for Expedition Unknown, and the series also took home the ‘Best Educational/Instructional Show’ award. In 2018, Josh won a Cynopsis TV Award for ‘Best Reality Series – Travel.’ He holds a degree from Tufts University in Archaeology and is a member of The Explorers Club – a prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of exploration and field research. Josh also serves as a trustee on the governing board of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Josh is also the host of Legendary Locations on Travel Channel where he shares the epic tales and secrets of the most storied places on earth, showcasing the ancient legends and folklore that made them famous. Travel Channel also airs episodes of Gates’ popular series, Josh Gates’ Destination Truth.
He has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN and a variety of other national television and radio programs. Gates’ adventures are chronicled in his bestselling book, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter (Simon & Schuster).
Gates currently resides with his wife and children in Los Angeles, California and on airport floors around the world.

Elizabeth Gifford

Advertising & Promotional Sales Manager, New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau

Peter Greenberg

Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor

A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected frontline travel news journalist. He is the Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, the CBS Evening News and CBS Sunday Morning. His long-running nationally syndicated CBS News radio show, Eye on Travel, is broadcast each week from a different location around the world.
The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Greenberg also hosts The Travel Detective, airing on Public Television across the United States. This weekly television newsmagazine offers cutting-edge travel information and insider tips travelers need to know before they ever leave home. It also showcases hidden gem destinations across the country, and around the world.
Greenberg produces and co-hosts an ongoing series of acclaimed global television specials, The Royal Tour, featuring personal, one-on-one journeys through countries with their heads of state. Along with such leaders as the King of Jordan, Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Israel, and Presidents of Mexico and Peru, Greenberg’s latest special features the Prime Minister of Poland.
Greenberg is also author of The New York Times best-selling Travel Detective series. The Best Places for Everything, comes in the wake of such titles as Don’t Go There!, The Complete Travel Detective Bible, Flight Crew Confidential, and The Traveler’s Diet.
Travel Weekly named him one of the most influential people in travel, along with Bill Marriott and Richard Branson. Greenberg was also inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders for his contributions to the travel industry.
Among other honors, Greenberg received a News & Documentary Emmy Award for the ABC 20/20 special, “What Happened to the Children?” Greenberg also won an Emmy as part of the NBC Dateline team for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story, Miracle on the Hudson.
Greenberg began his career in journalism as West Coast correspondent for Newsweek in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and an Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the Aviation Space Writers Association of America.
His website, PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the leading travel news resources for consumers and industry insiders alike. When he is not traveling the globe, Greenberg also serves as an active volunteer firefighter in New York.

Russell Hannon

Ultra-Economical Travel Expert, Break the Travel Barrier

Once feeling unable to afford to travel, Russell Hannon uses lean principles to travel at a fraction of the going rate. He has been on CNBC, FOX, CBS, USA Today, Women’s World, Around the World Travel TV, and nationally broadcast lifestyle and personal finance shows. Russell worked as a CBC Budget Travel Columnist, founded BreakTheTravelBarrier.com, and is the author of ‘Stop Dreaming… Start Traveling: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling More & Spending Less.’

Barry Johnston

Director, Business Development, Viking Cruises

Barry Johnston –  Viking Cruises – Director, Business Development (GA, NC, SC, TN, AL, MS)
Barry is a 30 year veteran of the travel industry.  He is in his 3rd year of covering the Southeastern US for Viking.  He will share his knowledge and experience on all of Vikings products; River, Oceans and Expedition cruising.  Barry conducts 80+ speaking engagements a year in partnership with travel agencies and their clients.  He holds a BA degree in history and is also a veteran of the US Marine Corps.

Meggan Kaiser

Host of Travel Channel’s 24/$7, Author of Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad, and Writer

Forget budget—let’s travel for free. Whether it’s housesitting, travel hacking, work-exchange, or couchsurfing, Meggan Kaiser uses money savings to heighten travel and dethrone the tourist looking glass. When you zoom out from the norms of what travel “should” be, you realize all the things travel can be.
Through 30+ countries and hundreds of cities, every mode of transport, and rooming with over 40 foreign families, Kaiser has discovered the best tips, tricks, and hacks for free travel—5-star accommodation included! It’s time to lock up your wallet and experience travel beyond your imagination.
Find her book Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad, watch her Travel Channel digital series on New Orleans, and follow at Bossmeggan.com.

Stefan Krasowski

Founder Every Passport Stamp Facebook group, blogger at Rapid Travel Chai

Stefan Krasowski has traveled to every country in the world. He founded Every Passport Stamp, the leading Facebook group for travelers that think no destination too remote or difficult. His travels have earned him membership in the Circumnavigators Club and Travelers’ Century Club.
Blogging on frequent flyer programs at Rapid Travel Chai, Stefan is an expert in rewards credit cards, airline and hotel programs, specializing in using points for exotic and remote destinations. He is a Delta Million Miler and has top tier status with multiple loyalty programs.
Stefan got his traveling start in China where he lived and worked for a decade, becoming fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is currently based in Seattle.

Katie Ledwig

Field Sales Manager, Brendan Vacations

Originally from Yorkshire, England, I caught the travel bug while studying at Appalachian State University as an exchange student. During that time, I was lucky enough to travel America’s East Coast. That trip instilled in me a love of travel, a love I decided to turn into a career.  I received a First-Class Honors Degree in Performance and Technical Theatre at the University of Sunderland. Then, I went on to become a Production Stage Manager with Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises where I oversaw the technical elements of their entertainment department. Moving to the US I started working as a travel agent and then moved to Brendan Vacations about 3 years ago.  I love teaching people about my homeland and the amazing connections to the locals that we can give them with Brendan Vacations.

Noel Morrison

Communications Manager, Tahiti Tourisme United States

Noel is the Communications Manager at Tahiti Tourisme United States (TTUS), where she manages media relations, online communications, and social media, as well supports the development of content and strategic planning.
Noel is a native of Northern California with more than a decade of experience in managing Communications and PR for Yosemite National Park, first in conservation with Yosemite Conservancy and later managing the marketing and advertising, public relations, and online communications for Yosemite / Mariposa County Tourism Bureau.
She has experience living and working abroad within key tourism sectors representing Yosemite National Park to Media and Travel Trade in four international markets: Scandinavia, UK, Germany, and Australia/New Zealand.
In her role she has worked closely with federal, state and local government agencies and destination marketing organizations (DMOs), spanning all aspects of the Tourism and Hospitality industry. She has extensive experience with large-scale branding and marketing campaigns, crisis communications, and acting as a destination spokesperson.
She has served on planning commissions for destination development projects, community events, and conservation initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis.
Her role with The Islands of Tahiti brings together her two passions: a love of travel and exploration, with a sincere desire to conserve, protect, and promote with world’s most beautiful natural treasures.

Jamie Null

Executive Director of Visit Mercer County (West Virginia)

Instagram: visitmercerwv wvtourism

Monika Pasquerello

Business Development Manager, Princess Cruises

Monika joined the Princess Cruises family in January 1999 after a long and successful career in the travel industry on the travel agency side of the business. As a Business Development Manager, representing both Princess and Cunard, Monika works closely with travel agencies throughout Georgia, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle to develop their knowledge of the brands including itineraries and destinations, shipboard experiences and adding value to the guest’s booking experience. Monika particularly enjoys interacting with clients of AAA Travel, as she is a long-time member of AAA herself! When she’s not traveling for business or for fun, Monika enjoys wine tasting and skiing with Frank, her handsome husband of 14 years, and their blended family of three children, who are all officially and happily ‘off the payroll!’      

James & Dee Saccomano

Journey Hosts Holland America Line

James and Dee are nomads at heart with a unique love of travel. After almost 25 years in the airline industry- where they worked globally, they retired and set off to explore the rest of the planet.  After a few years of wonderful wanderings, they found Alaska and Holland America Line. They currently live in Skagway, Alaska during the summers and spend the winters traveling the lower 48 sharing their expertise and love of travel doing On Stage Alaska Presentations

Krystyna Sanson

Business Development Manager – GA, AL, NC, SC, TN, MS, for Pleasant Holidays and Journese

Krystyna Sanson, Business Development Manager for Pleasant Holidays and Journese-Curators of Fine Travel for 10 years covering 6 states in the Southeast including: GA, AL, NC, SC, TN, MS
Certified Master Specialist with the Islands of Hawaii
Extensive travel to the Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti and its Islands, The Islands of the Caribbean,  Costa Rica and  Panama, Europe including England, Eastern Europe and Spain, USA and Canada
Cruise Specialist: NCL, Celebrity, Princess and American Cruise Line

Patricia Schultz

Bestselling Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in The USA & Canada Before You Die

Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with over 30 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly, where she is a contributing editor. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Her home base is New York City though she is rarely there.

Publisher: https://www.workman.com/brands/1000-places

Sean Simmons

District Sales Manager, Trafalgar

Trafalgar District Sales Manager Sean Simmons received his love for travel after he graduated college and went to work for Valujet Airlines.  He then took a brief 10-year hiatus from travel to be the radio personality “Buck in the Truck,” at WKHX Kicks 101.5.  After leaving radio, Sean jumped back into the amazing life of travel.  Sean has been the District Sales Manager for Trafalgar in the Southeast for the last four years.  When Sean is not spreading the love of visiting exotic locations around the world, he can be found spending time with his family, showing them this great world.

Ken Sloan

President & CEO, -Visit Oconee SC

Ken Sloan is the President & CEO of Visit Oconee South Carolina where he leads Oconee County’s marketing and tourism efforts. In 2011, he won the prestigious Southeast Tourism Society’s Shining Example Award for the best performing tourism bureau in the southeast US. He serves on several Boards including the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, Oconee Economic Alliance, SC Nature Based Tourism Society, SC Travel and Tourism Coalition, Friends of Jocassee and the Southeast Tourism Society.
Prior to starting Visit Oconee, Ken founded the Jocassee Outdoor Center on Lake Jocassee where he started an outdoor adventure business that included guided lake tours to Lake Jocassee’s waterfalls, boat rentals, hiking tours, kayak instruction and tours and provided world class guided Trout fishing. Ken lives on Lake Keowee and has a passion for the outdoors where he spends most of his spare time hiking to waterfalls, boating on Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee, mountain biking, white water paddling on the Chattooga River and fly fishing on the Chattooga and Chauga Rivers.


Robin Washington

Strategic Account Manager, Royal Caribbean

Robin Washington is a Royal Caribbean Strategic Account Manager. Her career has included a variety of roles working with the Travel Industry.  From globetrotting the world as a flight attendant with Pam Am, to partnering with all aspects of the travel industry as a media consultant for over two decades and serving a professor for Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College for 9 years.  Traveling for Robin is all about immersing herself in the local cuisine, music and art scene.

Captain Charles Wright

Everglades Area Tours and Marco Island Boat Tours

Capt. Charles is a professional interpretive tour guide, an outdoor writer, fishing guide, and a naturalist.  He grew up in South Florida and the Keys, and has enjoyed Everglades National Park, Big Cypress Preserve and Fakahatchee Strand since 1972.  Schooled as an Environmental Engineer, an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, a Florida Master Naturalist and a US Coast Guard Captain, he left his environmental consulting business and moved to Everglades City after hurricane Andrew. He has been guiding professionally in Everglades National Park since the mid-90’s and presently is the owner of Everglades Area Tours and Marco Island Boat Tours. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, the Society for Ethical Ecotourism, the Florida Professional Paddle sports Association, the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand and the Everglades Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wald Zoller

Strategic Partnership Manager, AAA Member Choice Vacations

Wald Zoller, Strategic Partnership Manager, 30 year industry veteran, Destination Specialist, tour guide extraordinaire and photography aficionado.