Who We Are
At TravelAsker, we are more than just an online travel resource; we are a passionate community of seasoned travelers, digital nomads, and adventurers, driven by our love for exploration and our desire to share our experiences with the world. Our team is composed of diverse individuals, from international nomads to foodies and road trippers, all united by the common goal of providing relevant and helpful content for fellow travelers, without all the fluff.
What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to authenticity and expertise. We believe that the best travel advice comes from those who are deeply familiar with the area, which is why we are proud to have a community of real travel experts guiding and contributing to our content. From bustling cities to remote villages, we have traversed the globe, gathering insights and recommendations to inspire and inform you about the most amazing destinations around the world.
Our mission is simple: to make your travels as unforgettable as possible. Whether you seek exotic beach getaways, thrilling hikes, cultural experiences, or off-the-beaten-path destinations, our extensive collection of articles has got you covered. You won’t find just the usual tourist spots here – we take pride in offering tips on a wide variety of places to visit, encouraging you to venture beyond the ordinary and embrace extraordinary adventures.
At the heart of TravelAsker lies a dedicated team of experienced writers, photographers, and editors, committed to delivering high-quality, fact-checked content that is both informative and entertaining. Trust is paramount to us, and we are determined to be a reliable source of travel information that you can always count on. Our honest and unbiased reviews of hotels, tours, sights, and attractions ensure that your travel decisions are based on authenticity, not promotion.
We understand the transformative power of travel, how it enriches lives and broadens horizons. Embracing new cultures and perspectives enables personal growth and fosters understanding among fellow humans. As we share our experiences, we hope to ignite that same wanderlust within you, motivating you to explore the world and discover new perspectives.
Whether you are a seasoned globetrotter or embarking on your first journey, TravelAsker has something to offer everyone. Our travel writers provide expert advice on attractions around the world, along with tips and ideas for fulfilling journeys. From the best places to eat and stay, to the top attractions and hidden gems, our content is designed to enhance your travel experience and turn your dreams into reality.
We also believe in giving back to the travel community, and while we do receive affiliate commissions on some of the tours and hotels we recommend, rest assured that we only promote what we genuinely believe in – the very places and experiences we would eagerly suggest to our friends and family.
So, join us on this extraordinary voyage of discovery! Let us inspire you to embark on new adventures, embrace different cultures, and create memories that will last a lifetime. TravelAsker is here to be your trusted companion, your source of inspiration, and your window to the world. Together, let’s journey beyond boundaries and explore the boundless beauty this planet has to offer.
Meet Our Editors
Kristy Tolley, an esteemed editor at TravelAsker, has a rich history in the world of travel content creation. Prior to joining TravelAsker, she spearheaded the editorial efforts at Red Ventures Puerto Rico, skillfully crafting a content roadmap for the newly-launched Platea English website, which highlights the alluring charms of the “Island of Enchantment.” Kristy also played a pivotal role as the editor for AAA Carolinas, overseeing multiple club publications and curating captivating digital travel content. With an impressive two-decade-long career, she has honed her writing and editing skills, covering an extensive array of travel topics including destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, and road trips. Kristy’s passion for travel and exceptional storytelling shines through her work, inspiring readers to embark on their own unforgettable journeys.
Caroline is a seasoned travel writer and editor with a passion for exploring the world. As an editor at TravelAsker, she expertly crafts and polishes captivating travel content. Prior to joining the team, Caroline contributed her exceptional writing and editing skills to renowned travel guidebooks including Frommer’s, Rough Guides, Footprint, and Fodor’s. Her talent extends beyond print, as she has also created compelling editorial and marketing material for various newspapers, magazines, tour companies, and websites. Originally from the United Kingdom, Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from Manchester University (U.K.) and a master’s degree in literature from Northwestern University. Having traversed through 67 countries, her journeys have further fueled her love for storytelling and sharing the wonders of the world with fellow adventurers.
With over two decades of experience in travel writing, Erica’s journey began as a Let’s Go guidebook editor during her college days. Leading the features team at Cruise Critic for more than ten years, she amassed a wealth of expertise. Erica’s adventurous spirit led her to dwell in Edinburgh, Scotland, explore Australia by bus, camp in the Serengeti, and indulge in luxury cruises across Europe and the Caribbean. During her travels, she delights in savoring local chocolates and conquering the summits of towers, cathedrals, and mountains alike.
Meagan Drillinger, an avid travel writer with a passion ignited in 2009. Having explored over 30 countries, Mexico holds a special place in her heart due to its captivating cultural tapestry, delectable cuisine, diverse landscapes, and warm-hearted people. A proud alumnus of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, when she isn’t uncovering the wonders of New York City, Meagan is eagerly planning her next exhilarating escapade.
Mackenzie Roche, part of the content operations team at TravelAsker, boasts three years of experience as a travel editor with expertise in hotel content at U.S. News & World Report. A journalism and creative writing graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, she brings a wealth of literary prowess to her work. Beyond the desk, Mackenzie embraces a balanced life, indulging in yoga, reading, beach outings, and culinary adventures across Los Angeles.
With over 15 years of experience in travel journalism, Felicity Long is a seasoned expert in covering various facets of the industry. Her passions lie in exploring Europe, family travel, and skiing, as showcased in her book “Great Escapes: New England” (The Countryman Press). As the editor of the Europe eNewsletter and a prominent contributor to TravelAsker’s destinations sections, Felicity’s articles brim with valuable insights. Recognized for her exceptional contributions, she has been honored with prestigious accolades like the Cacique Award and the Yo Leonardo Award for her remarkable achievements in international travel writing.
Meet Our Contributors
With a passion for Hawaii that knows no bounds, Christine Hitt is the go-to authority on all things Hawaiian at TravelAsker. As a native of Oahu, she has traversed every island countless times, dedicating 15 years to capturing the essence of this paradise through her writing. Featured in esteemed publications like Los Angeles Times, SFGate, Honolulu, and Hawaii magazines, Christine’s expertise encompasses a vast trove of insights, from cultural nuances to indispensable travel tips and the latest updates. Her profound knowledge and experience promise to enlighten and inspire any Hawaii enthusiast.
Daniela Howard, a proud Harpers Ferry resident, is the ultimate local authority on West Virginia. With an illustrious decade-long career in travel writing, her contributions to Family Destinations Guide provide comprehensive insights into the state’s hidden gems, including top-notch restaurants, resorts, and captivating attractions. Daniela’s engaging articles paint vivid pictures of family-friendly activities, breathing life into her vast knowledge of the state and city, ensuring that your West Virginia exploration is nothing short of unforgettable.
Omar Perez, a Caribbean correspondent for TravelAsker, is an accomplished writer with a degree from Florida International University. His work graces esteemed publications such as The Miami Herald, Orlando Weekly, Miami Daily Business Review, and various editions of the New Times. Additionally, he contributed as a stringer for news gathering at The New York Times’ Miami bureau. With a passion for travel and storytelling, Perez’s captivating articles illuminate the vibrant essence of the Caribbean.
Abigail Lewis, a cherished member of the Cancun community since 2008, seamlessly merges her deep-rooted local expertise and vast explorations across Mexico into her captivating works for TravelAsker. As a seasoned traveler and devoted mother, she infuses her articles with the vibrant essence of Mexico, highlighting the finest family-friendly attractions, restaurants, resorts, and activities. With bilingual proficiency at her disposal, Abigail uncovers the country’s well-kept secrets, establishing herself as your reliable and trusted companion on the journey through Mexico.
Laurie Baratti, an acclaimed journalist hailing from San Diego, has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as TravelAge West, SPACE, Modern Home + Living, Montage, and Sandals Life magazines. A fervent devotee of travel writing, she ceaselessly seeks opportunities to venture beyond her native California and unravel the mysteries of the world. Aside from her literary pursuits, Laurie’s heart lies with horses as a lifelong equestrian, and she takes pride in being a loving pet-parent. A subtle yet fierce supporter of the Oxford comma, Laurie embraces the power of language in all its nuanced beauty.
Sarah Anderson, an Anchorage-based travel writer contributing her expertise to TravelAsker. Her in-depth knowledge of Alaska, both in her hometown and throughout the state, makes her the go-to local expert. From top-notch accommodations to delectable dining spots and thrilling activities, Sarah’s insightful recommendations ensure you’ll have a fantastic family trip in Alaska.
Charlotte Williams, a cosmopolitan writer based in Wilmington, is the ultimate local expert for family travel at TravelAsker. Drawing on her extensive global experiences, from Paris to Bali, her articles are a treasure trove of invaluable information. With an intimate knowledge of Wilmington’s attractions, resorts, hotels, activities, and restaurants, she adds a maternal touch to her work, guiding readers towards creating cherished family memories in Delaware and beyond.
Wyatt Johnson, a seasoned travel writer and Miami resident, is the driving force behind captivating pieces at TravelAsker. Unveiling the gems of his vibrant city and its serene beach resorts, his articles showcase an array of family-friendly activities. Leveraging his global insights and experiences as a family man, Wyatt becomes your ideal companion, guiding you through the enchanting delights of Miami and the wonders of Florida.
Lucas Reynolds, the brilliant mind behind TravelAsker’s captivating articles, hailing from the enchanting town of Sedona, Arizona. As a true local, he brings his profound knowledge of the area to light, expertly uncovering the most mesmerizing attractions, serene resorts, inviting hotels, eclectic restaurants, and engaging activities that Sedona has to offer. Through his writing, Lucas invites readers to embark on immersive experiences amidst the breathtaking landscapes of his city and beyond, making every journey unforgettable.
If you are an experienced and qualified digital travel writer who aligns with our goal of offering reliable and useful travel information, we would love to hear from you. If this describes you, please send a few samples of your published work to [email protected]