Recent Accomplishments


Member, SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) as of Jan 2018

Yulia is a member of SATW as of January 2018

Lonely Planet Assignment Pathfinder as of Apr 2018

Winner, 2019 Muster Photo Awards, Culture Category (Silver)


Published Articles

From the Ashes: Rwanda’s Traditional Imigongo Art Is on the Rise AFAR Jul 2019

The Rings of Moscow Turkish Airlines Skylife Jul 2019

In Photos: Jordan National Geographic Traveller (UK) Jul/Aug 2019 Issue

Shopping in Amman Condé Nast Traveller (UK) April 2019 Issue (Photography only)

Mongolia’s epic celebration at -40C BBC Travel Mar 2019

Celebrate Mongolia’s winter on an ancient, frozen lake Nat Geo Travel Mar 2019

7 Art Exhibitions That Ask What It Means to Be an American AFAR Mar/Apr 2019 Issue

Festival on Ice Turkish Airlines Skylife Jan 2019

10 Greatest Adventures You Can Only Have in Mongolia Fodors Travel Sep 2018

12 Reasons to Visit Kazakhstan Fodors Travel Aug 2018

A Galloping Life in the Steppes Turkish Airlines Skylife Jul 2018

Not Just a Souvenir: The Untold Story of Turkey's Iznik Tiles AFAR Apr 2018

Art in Amman: six of the city's don't-miss galleries Lonely Planet Feb 2018

12 Strange Things You Didn't Know About Nordic Christmas Fodors Travel Dec 2017

Go nuts: where to find the best kunafeh in Amman Lonely Planet Oct 2017

The Sounds of Istanbul Turkish Airlines Skylife Business Oct 2017

Searching for Wonder in Chiang Mai Passion Passport Sep 2017

The Wonders of Jordan, Part Two: Stars and Everything Is Illuminated Passion Passport Aug 2017

The Wonders of Jordan, Part One: Tea and Trails Passion Passport Aug 2017

This Prairie City Deserves Your Travel Dollars. Here's Why. Huffington Post Aug 2017

Chicago in All Its Glory Turkish Airlines Skylife Aug 2017

A Postmodern Slow in Shanghai Turkish Airlines Skylife Business Aug 2017

A Day With Daphne Cheng: NYC's Hottest Chef Hits Shanghai Electrify Magazine May 2017

A Wall Runs Through It: Impressions of Bethlehem, Palestine Passion Passport May 2017

You Can Sleep in Banksy's Newest Masterpiece Apr 2017

Kazakhstan: At Home in the Steppe Turkish Airlines Skylife Mar 2017

The Long Way Home: Part 2 Passion Passport Mar 2017

The Long Way Home: Part 1 Passion Passport Mar 2017

Cruising to the Dutch Antilles Electrify Magazine Print Issue #02 Untamed Feb 2017

7 Quirky Reasons to Visit Chicago This Winter Season Jan 2017

10 Spots to Hit on Your First Trip to New York Matador Network Dec 2016