Marianela at Key West

Marianela gets up close and personal with some sharks without a tank or cage.

Host and Travel Expert

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.

She has also served as a Grammy Awards correspondent for NBC’s Access Hollywood, a featured panelist for CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, and the host for Fuse’s live series Daily Download.

Born to professional tango dancers in Buenos Aires, Marianela moved to the United States at age 5. In addition to English, she is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.

Marianela joined Travel Channel to host the web series Marianela's Best Beaches. She visits some of her top picks for the best beaches, including California’s Coronado Beach, Venice Beach and Rodeo Beach and Florida’s Key West and Siesta Key.

In addition to having an energetic personality, Marianela is an adventurer — willing to try anything once. Watch her get a lesson in beach volleyball, learn how to start the perfect bonfire and take a tour of a luxurious beachfront property.

Marianela also goes on a 5-day journey through the Lone Star State in Off-Road Trippin': Texas. Go along for the ride as TravelChannel.com’s resident road warrior, BigCat Trucker, shows Marianela some of his favorite Texas detours.

So let the beach fun begin, and experience travel Marianela’s way!