Press & Talks

The following is a collection of a few of the press clips, talks and interviews I've been fortunate to be part of. 


The Allure of Experiential Travel with Joanna Riquett of Hayo

New York, 2018

After relocating to Vancouver, Canada, Riquett founded Hayo Magazine in 2014, now a multi-purpose travel platform and online and print publication created as a source of inspiration for like-minded travelers.

Read the full article on Electrify Magazine here. Photos Philip Nix.

#WhatDrivesHer: Joanna Riquett, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hayo Magazine 

Toronto, 2018

Joanna Riquett, founder of Vancouver-based Hayo Magazine, has never been afraid to step outside of her comfort zone. In fact, that’s where she’s most comfortable. A life in pursuit of discovering new places and communities has taken her all over the world and left her with the desire to share her experiences with as many people as possible.

Read it on Dare Greatly, a partnership with Cadillac

#WhatDrivesHer: Five Entrepreneurs Driven to Succee

New York, 2018

Taking an unexpected path can lead to amazing things. We brought five daring entrepreneurs together to share what inspires them. For two days at Cadillac House in New York City, five entrepreneurs shared the ideas, motivations and challenges that have been integral to building their businesses. The experience left each of them with newfound inspiration from finding common ground in the different journeys they’ve taken.

See the video on Dare Greatly


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Pecha kucha Vancouver #43 

Vancouver, 2017

PechaKucha is a global series of live events held worldwide where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun. Twelve inspiring minds will be giving a unique insight into their latest work and ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds.

Joanna Riquett talks about the importance of travel to understand context's and other cultures.

See it on Pecha Kucha

Creative mornings vancouver: context 

Vancouver, 2017

What happens when the audience takes the stage…. Joanna Riquett talks about her life has a professional traveller/adventure, who has learnt many lessons from the groups she leads into different creative cultures around the world while writing for her own magazine.

See it on Creative Mornings



Hayo Wins Best Niche Magazine in Canada Award

Toronto 2017, 2018

We are incredibly proud and excited to announce that Hayo has been awarded Best Niche / Special Interest Magazine in Canada by the Canadian Magazines Awards, celebrated last Thursday, April 27th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Hayo was launched online in 2014 and released the first print issue in the fall of 2015. So far we have released two print issues themed South and East, and we are working on the third issue to be released in the fall.

Read more about the award

Say Hello to Hayo Magazine: adweek 

A winner at last night's inaugural Canadian Magazine Awards.
The first issue of Hayo, a bi-annual Canadian print magazine launched in 2016, had a theme of “South.” The second and most recent issue was focused on “East.”

By Richard Horgan.

Read it on ADWEEK

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Photo by Carmelo Varela

Photo by Carmelo Varela

The 13 Most Beautiful Places To Travel To This Fall: forbes 

USA, 2018

So, meet the 13 coolest, most in-the-know photographers, videographers, travel writers, bloggers and editors and their top picks for the most beautiful places to travel this fall.

By Breanna Wilson

Read it on FORBES

3 Issues, 2 Awards: Hayo Wins Second Award as Best Special Interest Magazine

Canada, 2018

Last Friday, the number one magazine industry event of Canada, National Magazine Awards, took place in Toronto and Hayo resulted winner of the category “Best Special Interest Magazine” with issue Hayo No. 3: North. Last year, we received the award in the same category with the issue Hayo No. 2: East.

Read more about it

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New AudioMag: Joanna Riquett on Independent Publishing

Ontario, 2017

Competing for readers and ad dollars in niche spaces like travel and culture can be daunting. But Hayo magazine founder and editor-in-chief Joanna Riquett was determined at the outset that the market would make room for her strong vision of what a travel and culture website and magazine would deliver.

“When you are an independent publisher it’s hard to convince brands that they want to be in this magazine, especially the kind of magazine we produce where the advertising is very well woven into the visuals,” says Riquett in the latest episode of AudioMag. “It’s not really in your face. So for the first [issue] we paid out of pocket. For the second one we recouped from sales and we had something to show the brands.”

Listen to the podcast here

Meet Joanna Riquett, alumni stories

For Joanna Riquett, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hayo Magazine and Publishing Studio, REALITY Adelante was a pivotal journey. During her time in Israel, Joanna discovered ideas, sounds and flavors; but above all else, she found human connection. Read Joanna’s interview for more on how strangers became family, offering her a deep sense of community, cultural exchange and creative inspiration.

Read the interview on Schusterman's blog

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Sal, si puedes, con Joanna Riquett 

Barranquilla, 2018

Esta mujer tiene al mundo en sus manos, y se da la felicidad de traerlo consigo a Barranquilla para ponerlo en la mesa de sus invitados.

El itinerario de viajes de Joanna Riquett por el mundo (30 países, 5 continentes) hace recordar el párrafo inicial de la crónica que el Nobel Gabriel García Márquez escribió sobre Shakira, donde cuenta la sorprendente cantidad de vuelos y países recorridos por la estrella colombiana de la música en un solo mes.

Por Jorge Mario Sarmiento Figueroa

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El arte de viajar de Joanna Riquett

Tras años de experiencias acumuladas en lugares remotos, lo que inició como un placer se convertiría en un modelo de emprendimiento para esta barranquillera amante de la fotografía y de distintas culturas.

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