What a Trip is a travel resource with detailed reviews of hotels, travel gear, apparel and destinations for the active adventure baby boomer. Our group of experienced travel and food writers is led by Nancy D. Brown. We often accept hosted stay invitations to facilitate detailed lodging or destination reviews. When we receive a hosted stay or gear for review, we disclose this information at the end of our review. Our reviews are broken down by geographic location and price. We always strive to provide useful information to our readers and use our own photography in all travel articles.

nancy d brown, nancy brown travel writer, travel writer, what a trip, freelance writerA self-confessed travel addict, Nancy D. Brown never turns down an opportunity for adventure. As a lodging editor specializing in luxury properties, Nancy appreciates a great mattress, gourmet food and pet-friendly rooms with a view. Nancy writes all of her hotel, destination, travel gear and apparel reviews from her own experiences. Her writing has appeared in Shape magazine, Alaska Airlines, Diablo magazine, 7×7 Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune and East Bay Times, among others. When not traveling on a plane, fly fishing on a river, or riding on the back of a horse, she lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband and Labrador Retriever. Follow her horseback riding vacations on Writing Horseback blog, and find Nancy on Instagram and Twitter.

Lisa Dion is a San Francisco-based travel writer and mother of two children.

susan guillory, what a trip, travel writerSusan Guillory loves traveling like a local. On her blog, The Unexplorer and on other travel sites, Susan shares off-the-beaten-path stories of her global travels. She’s also a closet foodie and can often be found posting food photos on Ins

tagram. When she’s not traveling, she’s enjoying the sunshine and fish tacos in San Diego, California.

marnely murray, what a trip, contributor Nancy d brown blogMarnely Murray is a food and travel writer based out of Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod. During the summer season, she is a sous chef at America’s only organic golf course and during the fall/winter, she focuses on developing her brand and blog, Cooking with Books. In between, she’s the food columnist for the Martha’s Vineyard Times and is always planning her next culinary adventure. Her favorite food to eat is (currently) Thai cuisine and her favorite city in the USA (currently) is New Orleans, Louisiana.


jamie rhein, travel writer, zipline, ohioAlways up for an adventure, say the word “vacation” and Jamie Rhein has her bags packed. Rhein has traveled to 35 countries (lived in five of them) and has been to every state but Alaska and Rhode Island. A freelance travel writer and educator, currently living in Ohio, Rhein has written numerous travel articles for print and online publications on everything from white water rafting to the best hot dog worth driving to. Publications include Ohio Magazine, Country Living, Hocking Hills Visitors Guide, AOL’s online travel guide to Cleveland and Cincinnati, and the travel blogs Gadling and Hotel Scoop. She keeps busy with family and her blog Hither and Yon.