Carly Totten is a writer across Dotdash Meredith brands like Real Simple, The Spruce, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, and Travel + Leisure. She is an ardent supporter of wearable fashion and practical travel products, and you will often find her shopping for classic pieces from Target. Carly began her career more than a decade ago as an editorial intern and freelance writer for Brides. Over the years, she has contributed lifestyle articles to publications including The Spruce, WeddingWire, Bridge Guide, Huffington Post, Yahoo Shine, and Every Last Detail. In 2021, she joined Dotdash Meredith as an ecommerce writer. Outside of creating lifestyle content, Carly has worked as a wedding planner for the past decade. She is a lifelong tennis player, runner, baker, and reader who resides outside of Philadelphia. But you can always find Carly planning her next trip to Charleston, South Carolina.

• 10+ years of experience working as a writer and social media manager for lifestyle magazines
• Bylines in Brides, The Spruce, People, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Yahoo, InStyle, and Shape, among other publications
• Received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, and event planning from Rider University

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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