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.

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

From experimental brews to the crypts that inspired Dracula

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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…

Asia’s Best Resorts & Villas for Golf Enthusiasts

If you want to mix a golf getaway with tropical sun, pristine beaches, and exotic…

Beat The Crowds: Up-and-Coming Destinations to Visit in 2017

Any well-seasoned traveller would tell you that the best adventures happen on the road less…

Parents, These Romantic Villas in Asia Come With Babysitters So You Can Finally Vacation

While ‘family-friendly’ and ‘romantic’ typically do not go hand-in-hand, these resorts and villas offer babysitting…

6 Health Retreats in Asia Pacific That Will Whip You into Shape

Getting fit isn’t just a New Year’s resolution. Something we can all relate to is…