Mark Johanson Mark Johanson is an American journalist based in Santiago, Chile. His stories on travel, food, adventure, and sustainability have appeared in National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, and Afar, among others. He is the co-author of more than a dozen Lonely Planet guides.Expertise: Latin America, travel, sustainability.Experience: Mark Johanson has over a decade of experience living in and writing about South America for more than two dozen global publications. His Lonely Planet guidebooks span destinations across the Americas and Southeast Asia. He is a media member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and an industry expert featured at events such as the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show. Mark is also the author of a forthcoming travelogue on Chile's Atacama Desert. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.