Best Beach Awards 2015 Advisors

This year, we've enlisted trusted beach experts to determine our fourth annual Best Beach Award winners. Our advisors have traveled around the globe to bring you the very best beaches in 10 categories, from Best Family Beach to the Best Beach You Haven't Heard of ... Yet.

Get to know our beach experts — including Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal, luxury travel writer Tamala Prickett and Travel Channel's resident beach host, Marianela Pereyra — who hand-picked this year's best beach destinations around the world.

Nina Agdal, 'SI' swimsuit model

Danish beauty Nina Agdal was discovered at age 14 at the Elite Model Look competition. With a growing résumé of glossy magazine covers, national ad campaigns and her first Hollywood role under her belt, Nina is taking the modeling and acting world by storm — one close-up at a time.

Marianela Pereyra, host of 'Marianela’s Best Beaches'

Marianela Pereyra is an Argentine model, dancer and TV personality who has served as host of 'Dance Cam Slam' for VH1, 'MTV’s Top Pop Group' for MTV and BBC America, 'Poker After Dark' for NBC, and 'Road Trip' and 'Latin American Poker Tour' for ESPN.

Tamala Prickett, Chic Family Travels

Tamala Prickett is a luxury travel writer who founded She is an avid traveler, an adventure seeker, a mother of 3 and a business owner. She continues to take her family of 5 around the globe and passionately share her travel tales. You can follow her travels on

Sarah Fazendin, A Week at the Beach

Colorado-based family travel blogger Sarah Fazendin has spent her entire career working in travel, adventuring across 30-plus countries. These days, Sarah keeps busy juggling a career, a couple of kids and a head-spinning daily schedule. On her blog, A Week at the Beach, Sarah's mission is to inspire busy moms everywhere to make more time for travel.

Sara Gilliam, senior producer at

With more than 8 years of writing and digital strategy under her belt, Sara Gilliam has a love for identifying trends and creating unique online experiences. At Travel Channel, she is the editorial lead for branded content and has produced the Best Beach Awards since 2012. For Sara's latest adventures and insights, follow her @Sara_Gilliam.

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