Carry On feeds adventure. We are a multi-platform gastronomic tourism magazine for the working-class millennial. Carry On strives to redefine food and drink by creating content for the wanderlust seeker, the adventurous eater, and the modern-day nomad. Explore a hole-in-the-wall eatery. Get cozy in a little-known bed-and-breakfast. Use Carry On to plan your trip. We’re your resource to creating relationships through under-the-radar travel and on-budget accommodations. We believe adventure should be attainable. Carry On isn’t your fantasy; it’s just the first step to create your own epicurean memories and satiate your travel cravings. Keep calm, Carry On.
Urmila Ramakrishnan is a perpetual wanderer and modern-day nomad. She’s eaten through more than 28 countries in her 26 years, and she’s hungry for more. As the co-founder of Carry On magazine, she wanted to create a travel experience that showcased what she loved most: food, travel, and writing. When she’s not scouting a new location for a future issue or handling the business operations of the magazine, she writes, edits, and photographs for various food and business publications. Her work has been featured in Edible Santa Barbara magazine, The New York Times, Eater, Growler Magazine, NPR, and Hispanic Executive. She has a master's degree in food culture and communications from Italy and constantly teeters between cook, writer, and traveller. She has apprenticed for three restaurants in the U.S. and Europe. Her hobbies include Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts, playing the piano, and learning a new language. Follow her BJJ and travel journeys on her blog, read some of her writing on her portfolio, or lust over her food porn on Instagram.
Keith Richardson is a social media guru who is in love with old school video games and horror movies. Originally from North Carolina, he brought a touch of Southern charm to New York for five years, before moving to San Diego. Keith co-founded SaveHorror.com and has experience managing social media for nonprofits and small businesses. While he loves all food, he considers mashed potatoes his all0time favorite. Along with eating, Keith is passionate about beer and wouldn't turn away the occasional hot tea. You can learn more about Keith though his personal Instagram or Facebook.
Caitlin Nugent is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer and contributor for Carry On. She has a background in the world of graphic design and art direction, and her writing and design work have been on exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She keeps her creative focus fueled through travel, and enjoys its renewing quality. She admits to having a mild deviled egg fixation and recently discovered her love for Okonomiyaki. She has three children and a sheepdog named Wendel who works overtime to keep things interesting. Read more about Caitlin on her website.
Kevin Miller is a Minneapolis freelance writer. His work has been featured on Minnpost, The Metropolitan, Haute Dish Literary Magazine, and a nonprofit called The Enitan Story. When he’s not bobbing his head at an indie rap show or talking politics over spicy street tacos on Lake Street, he’s helping strangers find humor in their failed love experiments on his blog DrKevsLoveAdvice.com. He’ll travel anywhere with a beach, but is partial to California and the Great Lakes. Kevin is also a collector of old records and enjoys reading.
Amber Newman was diagnosed with wanderlust at an early age. She's currently based in Minneapolis as a freelance editor, writer, and floral designer. She's also worked on 12 organic farms in every corner of the country—something she did for year after graduating from Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. At Metro State, she was the editor of The Metropolitan newspaper and on the staff of arts and literature magazineHaute Dish. Amber loves print magazines, and her work has appeared in Twin Cities Living, Real Food, Drinks, Lifestyle Visalia, and Vermont's Local Banquet. She has also contributed to MinnesotaMonthly.com and various newspapers. Amber is an advocate for ethical, sustainable, and equality-based products and organizations. Her mission is to help connect all humans with the pure beauty of the land. Read about her farming adventures on her website With Dirt On My Hands and follow her on Instagram.
Carry On is for the foodie traveler. It's for working millennials (and millennials at heart), who are interested in learning about local food and the culinary experience through stories that capture and curate the culture of place through gastronomy. We're not about luxury cruises or five-star hotels. Rather, Carry On is for the traveler who wants a memorable experience without spending thousands of dollars. We cater to college-educated millennials who can afford to travel.
Katie Askew’s wanderlust has taken her from South Dakota to Minneapolis to New York City to Denver, to Monaco, where she is currently an au pair teaching English and a freelance writer/editor. She’s the co-founder of Carry On magazine and the face behind our blog segment “The Working Traveler: Dispatches From The Au Pair.” She’s written and edited Reader's Digest, Reminisce, and This Old House magazines, curates indie folk and alternative rock playlists for Google Play Music, and works on a variety of freelance projects. If she’s not off jet-setting or planning our next issue, you could probably find her dancing in Zumba dance class or at a coffee shop. Katie is a fine art lover, impulsive world-adventurer, and enthusiastic book and music nerd. Follow her daily Monacan life on Instagram @katieisaskew.
Katie Golownia is torn between her love for tall buildings and tall trees. Her oasis is the northern woods of Wisconsin, her current home is the concrete jungle of Chicago. Even though she's a local, Katie looks at her city through tourists' eyes (How can you not look up constantly? That architecture!). Her art and architecture appreciation was shaped by a summer studying abroad in Rome. Thorough research also led her to appreciate well-made gelato and cappuccinos. When she's not writing and editing for Carry On, she's slinging shoes and talking all things running at Fleet Feet Sports. Katie also likes to play make believe at The Second City, where she's taking improv classes. She has a copy editing background with newspaper experience at The Minnesota Daily, Star Tribune, and Kenosha News. Follow her on Instagram if you want to see someone overuse puns—and overpost photos of Wrigley Field.
Allie Delury is a born-and-raised Wisconsinite pledging allegiance to the Packers, cheese curds, and beer. Allie started her travel, writing, and military career upon graduating from the University of Minnesota 2012. There, she double-majored in broadcast journalism and communication studies while working part-time for the Big Ten Network and interning at FOX Sports North and WCCO-TV. In September 2012, she began her active duty U.S. Air Force career and was selected as a public affairs officer for the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy. She now leads and trains airmen to document combat operations at the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron in San Antonio, Texas. She recently deployed to East Africa and routinely backpacks around the world to blog and provides travel advice to other military members.
Maya Hey cannot sleep on planes, though she wishes with all her might that she could. Having grown up in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, she’s crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans more than 100 times by her teenage years and would be hard pressed to list one locale as her hometown. All her time spent in airports has taught her a thing or two about packing light. In fact, she’s been living out of the same suitcase for the past 2 years where her recent travels have taken her from Long Beach, CA to organic farms in Japan to graduate studies in Italy. She holds a master’s degree in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences which, combined with her dietetics and chemistry background, allows her to nerd out on fermented foods like sourdough, kombucha, and beer. She really digs the way fermentation lets us peek into the relationship between humans and microbes, and is currently interning at the Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen. Follow her food adventures and lab shenanigans on Instagram.
Libby Ryan is a freelance journalist and travel writer, currently based in New York. Her work has appeared in Forbes Travel Guide, Delta Sky, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She’s a Minnesota native with a soft spot for exploring the flyover states, even though she now lives much closer to the ocean. Follow her travels and quest for beautiful bookstores on Instagram and take a look at her previous work in her portfolio.