Here’s some reviews from my colleagues, heroes of my interviews, readers of articles and books, hiking tours participants, hosts on Couchsurfing, Airbnb and other services, and others. If you have also communicated and worked with me and want to leave a review, send me an email and I will add it to this page with a link to your project.

“Ivan is talented journalist and editor. Very active. He quickly felt the mood of Bird In Flight magazine. He could find topics and heroes, interesting to readers. This is confirmed by the high number of views of his publications on our website (5–10k on average).”

— Irina Sklyar, ex-editor of Bird In Flight magazine, Kiev

“I really liked my interview about living in Georgia for My Planet. Thank you Ivan for the cool, interesting to answer and fun questions!”

— Daria Kholodilina, ex-manager of the Tourism Administration of Georgia, Tbilisi

“Ivan is engine. He has find diamonds among thousands of guides from around the world for my startup HelloGuide. In a short time he organized excursions in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Sochi. He’s a mix of indefatigability and fine taste! During his time as editor-in-chief of the project, he made a huge contribution to it.”

— Kirill Kulakov, CEO of HelloGuide start-up, Moscow, Russia

“Ivan’s last interview with hero from Malaysia is great!”

— Alexanda Gurieva, editor-in-chief of the website My Planet, Moscow, Russia

“I got to know Ivan and was awesome how integral and interesting he is. It was a shame when he was not accepted as an editor of the blog at, our leading service for cheap flights. But Vanya is more like National Geographic author. Any editor-copywriter can make a post 6 Methods to Save Money in Taiwan or something like that, and not any content of Ivan’s level.”

— Victor Fomin, editor in marketing website, Moscow, Russia

“This was one of the best Airbnbs that I have stayed at! The small town of Lamon is a great place to stay if you love hiking and adventures that are off the beaten path. Ivan was an amazing host! He made me feel welcome and is also very knowledgable about the area. I would recommend this place and him for 100%!”

— Lauren, traveler, Ontario, Canada

“I needed a tour guide to the Dolomites for my individual tour for two friends. Vanya was great! Boring tour guide is not about Vanya.”

— Yulia Kireeva, organizer of Indochina Tiger Travel, Hanoi, Vientnam

“There is a category of people who know how to write very smart and tasty. They light up the appetite of people around them. So the author was able to enchant so much with his story about a temporary move to Georgia that now we will discuss a possible (no, 100%!) trip to Tbilisi with our family.”

— Vladimir Frolov, reader of start-up magazine, Moscow, Russia

“Vanya is a rare master of a good interview, a friend of the words. After communicating with him, I stopped answering the questions sent to me from any other press.”

— Alexander Ivanov, writer and traveler, Altai, Russia

“Ivan turns posts and photos from our blog into magazine articles that you can be proud of. He has the talent to make finished product: beautiful and well packaged. He came up with (and literally forced us to) hold a master class on street photography, which collected only positive feedback.”

— Mishail Varfalomeev, blogger and street photographer, St. Petersburg, Russia

“The Airbnb experience Hiking to Sochi Waterfalls was carefully designed. Ivan know the small places very well and the experience was perfect.”

— S. Maad, IT-specialist, Karachi, Pakistan