Holly Riddle is a freelance travel, food, and lifestyle journalist who also dabbles in ghostwriting and fiction. Her work appears in publications ranging from Global Traveler to Golf Magazine, Mashed to Forbes, and Bloomberg. When she’s not writing, you can find her exploring the mountains near her home in the Adirondacks. Her favorite travel destinations include Chicago and New Orleans.
Holly’s Travel Life
States Visited: 40
Countries Visited: 13
Seat Preference: Aisle
Favorite Domestic Trip: Chicago and New Orleans
Favorite International Trips: Amsterdam and Ireland
Favorite National Park: Yellowstone
Last Completed Domestic Trip: Lake Placid, NY
Last Completed International Trip: Mexico City
Favorite Credit Card: Chase’s United Explorer Card
Holly’s Current Travel Goals
During the pandemic, Holly has switched from frequent domestic and international trips to exploring the Adirondacks. She’s an avid hiker and hopes to complete the Adirondack 46er hiking challenge, hiking all of the region’s 46 High Peaks. She’s also excited for expanded access for New Yorkers to visit Canada, as she lives just an hour’s drive from downtown Montreal. When post-pandemic travel resumes, she hopes to revisit all of her favorite destinations, as well as road trip her way around Iceland.
Holly’s Favorite Travel Splurge
Holly always splurges on three things when traveling: accommodations, spa treatments, and dining. She loves visiting unique properties with stellar amenities, and all the better if there’s an on-site spa and fantastic restaurant and bar. She’s also never one to turn down a flight upgrade or lounge access. You could probably say that, when it comes to traveling, her husband is the more budget-conscious of the two.
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