Zoey Goto is a journalist and author covering culture and travel, all things americana, vintage style, musical icons and mid-century pop culture. She is the US travel specialist for The Times and a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller, plus writes for titles including BBC Travel, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Wallpaper, Lonely Planet, Vogue, Architectural Digest, AFAR and many of the UK’s newspapers. She’s written cover stories for National Geographic Traveller, Nat Geo Food, Times Travel and GQ.
During her 12-year writing career, Zoey has camped out in Elvis’ teenage bedroom, slept in Dolly Parton’s dinky pink bed on her tour bus and interviewed Priscilla Presley on life at Graceland.
Zoey’s specialist travel area is the US southern states, having been a regular visitor for over 20 years. In 2023 she was awarded the Visit USA outstanding achievement award and in 2021 she won the Travel South USA Ambassador Award for journalism in New Orleans. She regularly speaks on expert panels, including the National Geographic masterclass and travel conferences including Discover New England and Travel South. Zoey was also on the judging panel for the National Geographic Traveller hotel awards in 2023.
She’s the author of two books, the first entitled Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits which dives into the profound impact that the King has made on how we dress and style ourselves. She’s been interviewed about Elvis and fashion by various media including CNN, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and BBC Radio. Her most recent book Vintage Style: Inside the Dapper World of Retro Enthusiasts explores people living out of step with contemporary style, with a foreword by Wayne Hemingway OBE.