ROAM is a creative outlet for travellers, writers and photographers: to inspire readers to create and capture through words and photographs; to adventure and explore Mother Nature’s rich landscapes; to communicate and understand the vast variety of cultures that make the world so diverse, interesting and beautiful. Ask questions, take photos, write down your random thoughts at 3am. Read books, listen to people, to songs, to nature. Be curious and roam wild and free.

The Team

Co-founders of ROAM Magazine, Annapurna and Athena Mellor, are sisters from Yorkshire, England. Having spent part of their childhood living in the United Arab Emirates and Australia, Anna and Athena developed an appreciation for and interest in culture and travel from a young age. Both sisters later became passionate about words and photographs, about being open and honest and expressing oneself in a creative way.


Annapurna Mellor is a photographer, writer and co-founder of ROAM Magazine. She fell in love with Asia shortly after graduating, and has since spent extensive periods travelling and photographing in India, Nepal, Myanmar and many more. She feels travel is about the people and stories you come across on the way, and bases her adventures around the cultures she finds fascinating. Outside of Roam, her work can be found in National Geographic Traveller Magazine, Lonely Planet Guide Books, Suitcase and Travelettes. She is represented by Getty Images and Offset agencies. She is based in Manchester, UK.

Portfolio / Instagram

Athena Mellor is a writer, photographer and co-founder of ROAM Magazine. In her own work, Athena focuses on outdoor-adventure themes; writing a blog and working within the outdoor industry with publications and brands such as Rucksack Magazine, Sidetracked Magazine, Pannier CC, Rab, Berghaus and Danner Boots. She is a lover of the mountains and being outside, in the UK and beyond. More recently, Athena founded a second project, Ramble Guides, and spends her spare time hiking in the British countryside, writing and photographing along the way. She is based in Manchester, England.

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We are always looking for contributors for ROAM magazine, if you write, photograph, create, travel or do a mixture of these things, please get in touch at