Consider a Departure, the Starting Point of a Journey

Illustration by Valerie Chiang

Our journey began in 1984, when Departures magazine printed its first issue. The original publication celebrated a far-flung yet increasingly connected world. It provided readers with an armchair passport to novel places, people, and ideas.

In each issue, we invited you to explore the globe — to discover beautiful objects, inspiring destinations, and influential creatives. We introduced you to visionaries, uncommon sights, and fresh style and design finds. After all, a departure marks both a beginning and a new way of doing things. That’s why we’re always evolving the stories we tell and how we tell them.

Our new immersive digital experience was created with this legacy in mind. Featuring eye-opening perspectives, personal recommendations, and unique insights from diverse contributors, it brings Card Members more unexpected and candid perspectives more often via a complimentary digital subscription, exclusive newsletters, and special-edition publications.

Departures is a lifestyle resource for American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members that showcases original stories and unexpected experiences. While Departures is owned by American Express, and Card Member benefits may be highlighted in the publication, the articles are independently written by third-party writers and creators, unless otherwise marked.

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Corbin BrownGeneral Manager
Skye Parrott
Nick Van Sicklen
Sales Lead, Partnerships


Alex FrankEditor
Alexandra BrodskySenior Producer
Alessandra BergeEditorial Assistant
Annie Lin
Social Editor
Cooper Fleishman
Senior Director, Audience Development
Erin Dixon
Managing Editor
Elissa Polls
Head of Production

Hailey Andresen
Strategist, Audience Development
Jackie Risser
Associate Creative Director, Writer
JB Maza

Laura Smith
Deputy Editor
Mia Sherin
Junior Strategist, Audience Development
Samantha MorimEditorial Assistant
Sophie Mancini
T. Cole Rachel
Yasha Wallin
Copy Editor


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Jung Kim
Photo Researcher
Lisa Lok
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Morgan McMullen
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Victoria BlackArt Director


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Eyleen Rodriguez
Project Manager
Hunter Mcpadden
Technical Director
Jacob Budin
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Kate Boccio
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Michelle Warner
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Olivier Peyre
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Stephanie Carcara
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Walker Schiff
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Ashley Burke
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Charlotte Miller
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Elysha Beckerman
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Jay Meyer
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Jen Scherr
Partnership Operations
Kathleen Benner
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Kayla Mims
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Matt Carroll
Partnership Lead


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Business Affairs


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