Travel's Best Honeymoons 2015 Advisors
Our advisors for Travel’s Best Honeymoons 2015 have traveled all around the world in search of the most romantic, memorable and simply wow-inspiring honeymoon spots.
Get to know our honeymoon experts — including Resort Rescue host Shane Green, Bridal Guide travel editor Jenna Mahoney and Wedding Salon founder Tatiana Byron — who handpicked our list of the most unforgettable honeymoons to start your happily ever after.
Shane Green, Host of 'Resort Rescue'
Shane Green has more than 20 years of experience working and consulting in the hospitality and retail industries. As the founder of SGE International, Shane has created a company that focuses on designing and delivering internal cultures and learning experiences that allow companies to deliver on their customer experience promises. SGEi has worked with some of the most recognized brands in the world, such as BMW, W Hotels, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Cisco Systems, Hayman, the NBA, Christie’s auction house, Siemens and NetJets.
Prior to founding SGEi, Green worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., and he has continued to collaborate with many hospitality groups. He has a special affinity for the resort environment, where he has worked with groups from all over the world. Shane specializes in helping modern luxury brands as they evolve to remain relevant for consumers and deliver their desired experiences. His distinctive, multicultural background has informed the diverse and global thinking found within SGEi and the company’s global clients.
Tatiana Byron, Founder of the Wedding Salon
Tatiana started and runs the Wedding Salon, the world’s first and premier luxury bridal showcase, created in conjunction with Martha Stewart. Featuring the wedding industry's best and brightest, the show is currently produced in Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and it has become a must-attend event for affluent brides and wedding industry trend-masters such as Sylvia Weinstock, David Tutera, Colin Cowie and The Knot's Carley Roney.
In addition to the Wedding Salon, Tatiana also founded and runs the Wedding Bootcamp. Targeting the do-it-yourself brides who are in the midst of planning their own weddings, these monthly seminars are fun, low-key, interactive, educational workshops featuring speaking engagements by premier wedding industry vendors.
Tatiana has appeared as a guest on many national and local television networks and programs, including Entertainment Tonight, CNBC, Extra, Access Hollywood, Fox & Friends, Martha Stewart Living, the Today show and CBS’ Early Show. Tatiana has been profiled and quoted extensively in publications such as The New York Times, In Style, Town & Country, Marie Claire and Elle.
Jenna Mahoney, Travel Editor for 'Bridal Guide'
Jenna Mahoney is the travel editor for Bridal Guide. She manages the largest travel section of any lifestyle magazine and explores the world through the lens of romance. Recently, her travel coverage was called “smart” by the media critics at the New York Post.
Jenna’s love of travel began as a child, when, in middle school, her teachers refused to believe her stories about jet-setting for the weekend. But as the daughter of an Eastern Air Lines agent, Jenna had lots of opportunities to hop a plane and log notes on her hotels and excursions, which is something she still does today.
For the past decade, Jenna has served as a travel expert and editor at major national magazines. She regularly contributes to lifestyle publications including Self, DuJour, Every Day With Rachael Ray and Yahoo Travel. Jenna has consulted with major international hotel brands, destinations and tourism boards on the subject of romance travel. Follow Jenna and her travels on Instagram and Twitter @srajennamahoney.
Tom Marchant, Co-Founder of Black Tomato Group
Tom Marchant is the co-founder of the Black Tomato Group, parent company of the award-winning travel brands Black Tomato, Beach Tomato and Epic Tomato.
In the 7 years since its launch, the group has grown to become known as one of the leading resources in the world on luxury travel and lifestyle services, and it caters to the travel needs of a globally located, discerning client base.
Responsible for the group’s business development, marketing and creative strategy, Tom also regularly writes and talks about trends and the future of the luxury travel and lifestyle industries.
In 2010, Tom was named young entrepreneur of the year by the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame. In 2011, Black Tomato received many accolades, including the award for best online tour operator at the British Travel Awards. In 2012, Black Tomato was named in the globally recognized CoolBrands list — the definitive list of those brands that truly understand, engage and inspire their audiences.
Katie Frederick, Founder of Ever After Honeymoons
Ever After Honeymoons was started by Katie Frederick, a Northern California native who attended the University of California, Irvine. It was during her time studying abroad in London that Katie developed a love affair with travel.
In 2009, Katie started Ever After Honeymoons, a travel planning service where she personally plans honeymoons for couples based on their individual interests and desires. To say she loves her job is an understatement; Katie is passionate about her work and does her best to create the perfect trip customized to each individual couple.
In the past 5 years, Ever After Honeymoons has planned more than 600 honeymoons to just about every destination in the world. Katie continues to travel the globe and seek out new destinations as often as she can.