Freelance Writer and Producer

Experienced digital content creator, producer and strategist with more than 15 years specializing travel writing and destination-related content.

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adventure.com

The American Dream redefined: A digital nomad on the meaning of 'home'

With no permanent home to speak of, Valerie Conners left behind her well-trodden Manhattan cubicle existence...

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Marriott Traveler

Chefs Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés on the Art of Perfect Paella (Hint: Bring on the Fire)

What’s a traveler to do when he’s in Spain and can’t scrounge up a decent paella?

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Condé Nast Traveler

America's Best National Park Road Trips - Condé Nast Traveler

America's Best National Park Road Trips - Condé Nas...

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Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

Honeymoon Road Trip

Start the car, have a blast, repeat. More than 40,000 miles of highways and scenic byways line the Florida map, making the state ideal for an epic honeymoon.

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The Travel Channel

Top 10 Family Vacation Spots

These days, family-friendly resorts provide a multitude of options, so that folks can entertain their tots, relax with their spouses, and enjoy the fabulous North American outdoors.

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BBC

The Show That Redefined Miami: Miami Vice

Miami Vice debuted 30 years ago with cool cops and a New Wave soundtrack, transforming the world’s view of Miami – and ultimately, Miami itself.

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BBC

How we quit our jobs to travel: The digital power couple

How we quit our jobs to travel: The digital power c...

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traveldk.com

Top 10 Beach Escapes in Florida

Whether you're seeking a restful few days lounging under an umbrella, or hoping to capture an offshore adrenaline rush, Valerie Conners picks 10 Florida beaches that offer perks for every traveler.

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alamo.com

Miami and the Florida Keys: A Girls' Weekend Getaway Guide

Miami and the Florida Keys: A Girls' Weekend Getawa...

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alamo.com

Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains: A To-Do List for Travelers

Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains: A To-Do List for...

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The Travel Channel

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

Once the wedding is over and the last guest has left, most couples look forward to their honeymoon -- five days, a week, maybe more, of unwinding, relaxing and spending quality time together in an exotic spot somewhere around the world.

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outdoors.visittheusa.com

Miami to the Everglades: From the City to the Sawgrass | The United ...

Florida's most pristine wilderness lies in the Everglades...

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outdoors.visittheusa.com

An Insider's Guide to Key West, Florida | The United States of Great ...

Key West, the southernmost island in the Florida Keys archipelago, earned its reputation as a quirky ...

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The Travel Channel

Best Gulf Coast Beaches

The scores of Gulf Coast beaches beckon travelers with promises of emerald waters, brilliant white beaches, picturesque sand dunes with waving sea oats, excellent nature hikes and ample bird-watching.

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The Travel Channel

World's Best Open-Air Markets

Filled with colorful handicrafts, local delicacies and all manner of used and antique goods, open-air markets across the globe offer unique insight into a nation's culture.