Best Holiday Attractions 2014 Advisors
Meet the panel behind Travel’s Best Holiday Attractions 2014
From Travel Channel TV host Samantha Brown to Mickela Mallozzi, creator and host of the travel dance series Bare Feet, our panelists live for the holidays.
1. Samantha Brown
Growing up in New Hampshire, Samantha was never much of a jet-setter, but she is now a definitive travel expert. After receiving her degree in musical theater from Syracuse University, she spent 8 years as an actress in New York City before joining Travel Channel. Along the way, Samantha has encountered ancient culture in China, transporting her fans to 20 awe-inspiring cities. She also explored Europe, traveling to 65 destinations, from majestic, modern capitals to ancient coastal towns.
2. Mickela Mallozzi
In addition to founding Bare Feet, Mickela is also the director of the Women’s Travel Fest, an annual conference whose mission is to inspire, empower and connect women through travel. You can follow Mickela’s dance adventures on Twitter @TravelBareFeet.
3. Amie O’Shaughnessy
In addition to managing Ciao Bambino, Amie is on the board of the Family Travel Association and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Follow Amie and Ciao Bambino on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.
4. Brian Leonard
Brian loves photography, music and movies, and he has been fortunate to travel all over the world for both work and pleasure — mostly work. He has an insatiable appetite for travel, and the amazing history that people share with him wherever he goes, from Panama to Israel to Alaska, continues to fascinate him.
5. Kathleen Rellihan
Kathleen’s love for adventure travel has inspired her to dogsled in Quebec, search for the northern lights in Iceland, learn to surf in Costa Rica and give elephants a bath in Thailand. Kathleen also volunteers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a destination she thinks should be on every intrepid traveler’s list. Keep up with Kathleen’s travels on Twitter @k_rellihan.
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