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Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.
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5 places where classic Christmas stories come to life

5 places where classic Christmas stories come to life

Around the world, you’ll find classic holiday tales coming to life with tours, performances and attractions that keep the magic...
Marissa Willman
Cannabis tourism: Top pot spots in the US and Canada

Cannabis tourism: Travel to US pot spots on the rise

Move over, Amsterdam and Vancouver (sometimes known as “Vansterdam” for its notoriously loose, yet still illegal, pot culture): There’s a...
Marissa Willman
De-stress-tinations: Unwind in the World’s Busiest Cities

De-stress-tinations: Unwind in the World’s Busiest Cities

It’s no secret that modern-day life is filled with stress. Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all –...
Marissa Willman
Photo tour: The Australian Outback. Photo by lawmurray

Photo Tour: The Australian Outback

Rugged, remote and without bounds, the Australian Outback remains seemingly untouched to this day.
Marissa Willman
Bike your way through New Zealand. Photo by TRAILSOURCE.COM

Off-Track: Cycling Across New Zealand

Take an unforgettable biking adventure through one of the most picturesque locations in the world.
Marissa Willman
Glamping Across New Zealand. Photo by canopycamping.co.nz

Glamping Across New Zealand

Snag the comforts of a hotel in the thick of New Zealand’s natural beauty by glamping your way around the country.
Marissa Willman
Culinary Speakeasies: Private Kitchens in Hong Kong. Photo by Matt Ryall

Culinary Speakeasies: Private Kitchens in Hong Kong

You don’t have to try too hard to eat well – really well – in Hong Kong. From five-star restaurants...
Marissa Willman
Awesome 24-Hour Diners in America. Photo by portmanteaus

Awesome 24-Hour Diners in America

When late-night hunger hits, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the greasy comforts dished out at a decent local diner....
Marissa Willman
Get Your Soda Fix on Route 66. Photo by David Hepworth

Get Your Soda Fix on Route 66

A road trip along historic Route 66 is all about finding the nostalgic, the all-American and the downright quirky. From...
Marissa Willman