Shannon Valdes

The token expat of the WanderLuxe crew, Shannon is a true Southern California girl at heart with an insatiable love for bikinis, craft beer, and Mexican food. While she’s typically on the hunt for sun & sand, she’s also a snowboard powder hound and an aspiring ice cream sandwich connoisseur.

What to really expect at a yoga retreat

Do you do yoga all day? Are you restricted to a vegan diet? Are you shamed if you can’t do a headstand?

Malibu Wine Safari

What it’s really like on a wine tasting safari

We might have found the wildest safari yet – and it’s not in South Africa.

Six Senses Fiji review

Checking into Six Senses Fiji: a review

Whether you’re a romance-seeking honeymooner or just want a palm-fringed escape, Six Senses Fiji is the perfect escape.


A luxe guide to Fiji, the jewel of the South Pacific

There’s no denying that Fiji paints an idyllic image of paradise. Here’s everything you need to know before you go!

7 things to skip in Dublin (and what to do instead)

From experimental brews to the crypts that inspired Dracula


How to do Coachella like the rich & famous

The desert is calling! Here’s how to luxe it up at America’s most star-studded musical…

New Year’s Eve Music Festivals in the USA

Picture this: it’s the final countdown to 2018, you are in a sea of 20,000…

The Height of Luxury: Colorado’s Billionaire Ski Retreats

Planning a North American ski trip this winter? Get your glam on at Colorado’s most…

The Best Nightclubs in Los Angeles

You can’t go to Los Angeles without experiencing the nightlife. While we love bar hopping…

Get Crafty at The Top Breweries in San Diego

Even if Octoberfest is drawing to an end (yes this year it runs from 16th…

When Is the Best Time to Visit California?

California is always a good idea… but some times are better than others. Before you book…

California, Here We Come: 5 Fall Music Festivals to Catch in 2017

Think its time you hang up your summer festival booties? Surely not, as in California,…

How to Spend 48 Hours in Las Vegas Without Gambling

There is more to Sin City than slot machines alone. Here is how you can…

6 Amazing F&B Festivals in the USA

We rounded up some of the USA‘s most mouth-watering food and drink festivals in 2017,…

Our 6 Favourite Beaches in Los Angeles

Planning a sun-drenched LA getaway? We rounded up the best beaches along the coast to…

The New Bali: 5 Asian Island Getaways You Should Visit too

We’re not hating on Bali by any means, but once in a while it’s nice…

6 Tips for Travelling Green (without Sacrificing Luxury)

We love to travel because it opens our hearts to new cultures and allows us to…