Background: Mary Jo, most generally known as MJ, is a writer, podcaster, and avid traveler. When she’s not on a trip she planning the next one, and always has a bag packed, ready for the next great adventure. She is a frequent speaker at travel and tourism events. and is the former Conference Director for TBEX.
Travel ethos: Mary Jo’s travel ethos is Value Luxury – that sweet spot where experience and price intersect to create WOW. It’s luxury for real people, not celebrities.
Interests: Mary Jo is interested in where else to go and what else to do, and is on the lookout for stories related to food and wine, weekend getaways, cruising, spa visits, history and culture, and discovering new places and things.
Experience: Mary Jo currently serves as a brand ambassador for Universal Orlando Resorts as one of the Blog Squad bloggers. Past campaigns include editorial and social projects for diverse clients such as ANA (All Nippon Airways), JTNB (Japan National Tourism Board), and Viking River Cruises.
Publishing: In addition to her personal blog, Traveling with MJ, Mary Jo is the Editor in Chief of The Travelers Way, is a regular contributor of Hotel Reviews at Hotel Scoop, and has a weekly podcast at Where Else to Go (also available on iTunes and Google Play). She recently launched Seattle Bits & Bites where she will chronicle her quest to visit all the wineries in the state of Washington, along with featuring other wine related travel stories.
Recent Travel: Baltic and Nordic ocean cruise, Stockholm, and Universal Orlando Resorts.
Dream destinations: African safari, transatlantic sailing from Europe into New York Harbor, Antarctica.
Connect with Mary Jo on the following social platforms:
- Blog: Traveling with MJ; The Travelers Way; Seattle Bits & Bites
- Podcast: Where Else to Go (also available on iTunes and Google Play)
- Twitter: MJManzanares; TravelingwithMJ; TheTravelersWay; WhereElsetoGo; Seattle Bits & Bites
- Facebook: Mary Jo Manzanares; Traveling with MJ; The Travelers Way; Where Else to Go
- Instagram: Traveling with MJ
- Google+: Mary Jo Manzanares; Traveling with MJ, The Travelers Way
- Pinterest: Traveling with MJ; The Travelers Way
- YouTube: Mary Jo Manzanares
- FlipBoard: MJManzanares