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Expedia Travel Blog Authors

Welcome to the Expedia Viewfinder blog. Here you’ll find info, insider tips, and recommendations about some of the top destinations from around the world. Our group of resident viewfinders come from a variety of backgrounds, from family to luxurious to solo to LGBT travelers, bringing you expert advice about their favorite destinations around the world. No matter where you come from or how you travel, they have a view for you.

Interested in being a guest author? Shoot us an email and tell us a little bit more about yourself, your ideas, and what you’re interested in writing about. Send an email to viewfinder@expedia.com and if we think there’s a fit, we’ll reply back with further instructions.

Expedia compensates authors for their writings appearing on this site, and such compensation may include travel and other costs.

Meet the Expedia Viewfinders

Captain And Clark

Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark (also known as "Captain and Clark") have spent the majority of their relationship exploring this great big world. After meeting on Kilimanjaro, courting in South ...

Carol Cain

Carol Cain is a travel and food blogger who enjoys sharing her adventures, with or without her beautiful family in tow, in the hopes of inspiring others. Originally from Brooklyn, Carol has ...

Chloe Mulliner

As a staff writer for Expedia, Chloe Mulliner is dedicated to providing top travel tips for your jaunts around the world. She believes there are adventures to be had on every inch of the globe ...

Courtney Scott

Courtney Scott is a New York-based travel blogger, TV personality, and leading on-air travel expert. She has appeared more than 200 times in national broadcast, radio, and print outlets ...

Expedia Guest Author

World traveler, taster of new cuisine, lover of new experiences, and travel aficionado. This is the guest author of the Expedia Viewfinder blog. It's here that you'll find everything from travel ...

Expedia Local Expert

Insider tips, locals-only insight, and tried-and-true travel expertise—Expedia Local Expert® is the ultimate reference for making sure that you get the most out of your trip. Whether you're ...

Jennifer Cuellar

Jennifer Cuellar is a writer, explorer, and lava cake aficionado based out of San Diego, California. When she’s not sipping on vanilla lattes by the beach, she’s out exploring the hidden ...

Lara Vukelich

As a staff writer for Expedia, Lara Vukelich is excited to open your eyes to new possibilities for adventure. She has swum the Great Barrier Reef, bartered in Tijuana, and walked through the ...

Matt Villano

Matt Villano serves as senior editor of the Expedia Viewfinder. In more than 18 years as a professional journalist, he has had articles published in outlets including TIME, The New York Times, ...

Midlife Road Trip

Making the most of midlife! Join hosts Sandi and Rick as they take you on a fun filled journey to meet amazing people, visit interesting places, taste incredible food, attempt new challenges and ...

No Vacation Required

Kent and Caanan are self-described fulfillment fanatics who rejiggered life so that every day could be a dream day. They started a virtual business in order to travel deliriously, give back, and ...

Sarah Waffle Gavin

As head of PR and communications at Expedia, Sarah Gavin holds responsibility for influential programs for the Expedia brand and is the force behind the creation of the Expedia Viewfinder blog. ...

Tarran Street

Technology and travel go hand-in-hand in Tarran’s world. Serving as senior public relations manager at Expedia, she focuses on the company’s technology platform and dabbling in adventure travel. ...

Travel with Kate

Kate Thomas is the host and producer of the web-series Travel with Kate, a show that follows her around the world connecting with passionate locals. She is a cultural travel journalist finding ...

Trip Styler

Trish Friesen chose an unlikely profession given her fear of flying and propensity toward car, air, boat, train, and chairlift sickness. Thanks to Gravol, Sea-Bands, and cruise ship stabilizers, ...

Beth Whitman

Beth Whitman finished her tenure as an Expedia Viewfinder blogger at the end of 2015. She is the founder and CEO of Wanderlust and Lipstick and WanderTours. With 25+ years of solo travel, she ...

Hip Travel Mama

Anne Taylor Hartzell, a.k.a. Hip Travel Mama, ended her time as an Expedia Viewfinder blogger at the close of 2015. Anne is a nationally recognized family travel expert, inspiring families to ...

Kara Williams

Longtime freelance travel writer Kara Williams concluded her tenure as an Expedia Viewfinder blogger at the end of 2015. Kara covers destinations for family vacations, wellness trips, romantic ...

Spencer Spellman

Spencer Spellman served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Expedia Viewfinder blog until October 2014. Flying for the first time at age five and by himself for the first time at age seven, he's never ...

The Planet D

Dave and Deb wrapped up their tenure as Expedia Viewfinder bloggers at the end of 2015. They continue to inspire adventure in everyone. They've spent 8 of their 15 years of marriage exploring ...