Experienced digital content creator, producer and strategist with more than 15 years specializing travel writing and destination-related content.
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...
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?
America's Best National Park Road Trips - Condé Nast Traveler
America's Best National Park Road Trips - Condé Nas...
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.
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.
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.
How we quit our jobs to travel: The digital power couple
How we quit our jobs to travel: The digital power c...
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.
Miami and the Florida Keys: A Girls' Weekend Getaway Guide
Miami and the Florida Keys: A Girls' Weekend Getawa...
Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains: A To-Do List for Travelers
Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains: A To-Do List for...
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.
Miami to the Everglades: From the City to the Sawgrass | The United ...
Florida's most pristine wilderness lies in the Everglades...
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 ...
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.
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.