Articles by Melanie Wynne

Beach Travel

The Votes Are In: Check Out Marriott Bonvoy Insiders’ Favorite Hotel Beaches

Seeking a special beach vacation with top-notch amenities on a stunning stretch of shore? Look no further than some of the most swoonworthy Marriott Bonvoy beach hotels for the perfect sun-and-sand escape. Marriott Bonvoy polled…

Ready to Reunite with Family? ‘Tis the Season to Plan a Holiday Getaway All Ages Will Enjoy

With holidays around the corner, thoughts turn to seeing your extended clan — especially if you haven’t recently celebrated with them. Up the ante for family time this season, and plot a getaway to U.S….
Tips + Trends

Is an All-Inclusive Vacation Right for You? Here’s What to Know Before You Book

The appeal of all-inclusive resorts is a simple one: They’re set in popular vacation destinations but require very little planning. Your lodging generally comes with a digital wristband that affords you three daily meals, plus…
Tips + Trends

11 Travel Tips Our Experts Swear By

When you need advice, you ask an expert, right? Well, here at Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, we’re not only travel experts ourselves, but we’re also surrounded by a strong network of experts who travel alone, in…
Tips + Trends

From Winter Wonderlands to a Desert Oasis, Here’s Where to Travel in December

December is the ideal time to sidestep the hectic holiday season by taking a holiday of your own. Escape your regularly scheduled life in the first half of the month and take advantage of lower…
Tips + Trends

6 Buzzy Destinations That Should Be on Your Radar

When you’re ready to travel again, these buzzy destinations are worthy of your attention. With exciting developments happening in each of these emerging hot spots right now, it’s a good time to put these cities,…
San Francisco

Solace in San Francisco: Where to Find Peace and Quiet in the Golden City

San Francisco’s winding streets, steep hills, stately Victorian homes and densely populated neighborhoods create an exciting city unlike any other in America. A spirit of acceptance invites fabulous forms of expression, immigrant communities bustle with…
Eat + Drink

Alexandria after Dark: Get the After-Hours Scoop on Where to Eat, Drink and Party

Alexandria, Virginia, may be best known for historical sites that date to America’s early days, but beyond those Colonial bricks lie some delicious attractions with contemporary appeal. Whether you’re looking for a sexy cocktail, live…
Culture + Style

Huzzah! Get in with the Old on a Colonial History Tour of Alexandria, Virginia

Between the 1650s and the mid-1700s, British colonists expanded Alexandria, Virginia, from a 700-acre parcel owned by America’s first female attorney, Dame Margaret Brent, to a 6,000-acre settlement for 120 Brits and ultimately into a…
Tips + Trends

Port City Awaits: Get the Lay of the Land (and River) in Alexandria, Virginia

Eight miles south of downtown Washington, D.C., the lively city of Alexandria, Virginia, offers a well-preserved look at America during its early days. Founded in the mid-17th century and famed as the “hometown” of George…