RVA Fan story in Southern Living’s August issue 

I had the pleasure of writing a story on The Fan for Southern Living’s August issue. Three years ago, we came to Richmond and moved into a rambling and “charming” apartment in The Fan. What a perfect neighborhood to introduce us to Richmond, and convince us that this is the place to put down roots.

The story covers where to shop and grab a bite to eat in The Fan. Grab a copy of the mag. It’s on newsstands now! cheers, marissa

Shepherdstown, West Virginia travel story in Southern Living


Pick up a copy of Southern Living’s May issue to read my travel story on Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a charming little town an hour-and-a-half drive from Washington, D.C. My story highlights the cool places to shop and tasty places to eat in the little town of 1,700 people. Also in this issue, my friend and fellow journalist Kristin Luna wrote a wonderful travel piece on Louisville, Kentucky’s East Market District. It’s always a treat to share some ink with writers you admire. Happy reading!

Virginia travel stories in Southern Living

southern living april 2014 coverHey friends,

I wrote a travel story on Lynchburg, Virginia, that is published in the April issue of Southern Living. Lynchburg always will have a special place in my heart. After leaving Colorado, I lived in Lynchburg for about two years and worked at the town’s newspaper as a page designer and copy editor. When I moved there I was lost and confused and ended up finding myself and a tribe of people I have come to love. So, having this travel story published means very, very much to me. Be sure to grab a copy or read the story here. My story is only printed in the MVA travel zones, which are distributed in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Also, back in November Southern Living published a travel story I wrote on where to shop in Charlottesville, Virginia, on their website. Read that story here.

I have a few other travel pieces I wrote for Southern Living that I’m hoping to see in print soon. Stay tuned!

Cheers, marissa

Richmond magazine’s Weekend Escapes issue

richmond mag_march2014One of the last projects I worked on as associate editor at Richmond magazine was helping put together the travel package “Weekend Escapes” for the March issue. I wrote about an outdoor adventure I took to Bath County, Virginia, where I spent a few days mountain biking, fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing and relaxing at Natural Retreat’s Meadow Lane properties. I was excited to see that my travel story made the cut for the cover. What a great image of beautiful Bath County! Grab a copy from newsstands! cheers, marissa

My Colonial Williamsburg reviews for Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide Williamsburg InnAs I mentioned in a previous blog post, I’m venturing more into the world of travel journalism, which is exciting. Last month I took a jaunt to Colonial Williamsburg on behalf of Forbes Travel Guide. While there I reviewed the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. To read my review on the inn, click here.Forbes Travel Guide Williamsburg LodgeTo read my review of Williamsburg Lodge, click here.
Forbes Travel Guide The Spa of Colonial WilliamsburgTo read my review of The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, click here.
Forbes Travel Guide Golden Horsehoe Golf ClubTo read my review of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, click here.

I also reviewed the Sanderling Resort, its spa, and its restaurant Kimball’s Kitchen for Forbes Travel Guide. To read those reviews, click here.