Consider a Departure, the Starting Point of a Journey

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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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Our Team

Corbin BrownGeneral Manager
Skye Parrott
Executive Editor
Talia Saville
Director, Business Operations
Torri Eubanks
Senior Director, Editorial Operations


Nina Renata AronSenior Editor
Sophie Mancini
T. Cole Rachel
Managing Editor
Colette Ussery
Social Strategist
Cooper Fleishman
Senior Director, Audience Development
Erin Dixon
Editorial Director, Off-Platform
Hailey AndresenStrategist, Audience Development
Sara Sabzehzar
Social Strategy Director


Ahonen & LambergSenior Designers
Annette Lamothe-Ramos
Visuals Director
Chris MuellerCreative Director

Flora Hanitijo
Photo Editing
Joy Scull Associate Creative Director, Off-Platform
Max BartickCreative Video Lead
Morgan McMullenSenior Designer, Off-Platform


Elissa PollsSenior Director, Content Production
JB MazaContent Operations Associate
Jeff PerezBusiness Affairs
Rachel SampsonCopy Editor


Aly ArrietaSenior Interaction Designer
Brant MessengerFront-End Developer
David LearyDirector of DevOps
Gray BlueAssociate Director of Strategy
Jacob BudinTechnical Director
Jesse YuanDirector of Interaction Design
Joe KaputTechnical Producer
Julian YbarraInteraction Designer
Jusang YouFront-End Developer
Kate BoccioGroup Account Director
Olivier PeyreExecutive Creative Director, Experience Design
Richard SanchoDesign Director
Ryan WoodSenior Developer

Tomas KohlBack-End Developer
Turner HalliganBack-End Developer
Walker SchiffSenior Strategist


Ashley BurkePartnership Strategist
Charlotte MillerPartnership Strategist
Elysha BeckermanSr. Director, Partnerships
Courtney KoziejaAccount Manager
Jay MeyerPartnership Lead
Jen ScherrPartnership Operations
Kathleen BennerJunior Project Manager
Matt CarrollPartnership Lead
Nick Van SicklenPartnership Lead


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