I grew up at the Jersey Shore. I have two passions: writing and traveling. I studied journalism at Pace University. For the past twenty years, I have traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. I would like to expand my travel experiences to the South Pacific and Asia. I am a frequent contributor for attractions, hotels and restaurants on Trip Advisor. I consider myself a 'savvy' traveler as I have a knack for finding great travel deals on a limited budget. I am a frequent flyer with American Airlines, Delta and Spirit Airlines. I also am able to utilize other resources with the airlines (online shopping, surveys, etc.) to increase my frequent flyer miles without flying. I have flown to Puerto Rico, Rome and Hawaii solely on my frequent flyer accumulations.