Vanessa Wilkins

Vanessa Wilkins

Vanessa Wilkins is a travel and lifestyle journalist with more than five years of digital media experience. She got her start as a digital media intern at Ryan Seacrest Productions before landing the role of digital media journalist at ABC News. She eventually joined the team at Universal Pictures, where she worked as a digital marketing coordinator before going freelance. Vanessa's work has been published in numerous outlets including Travel + Leisure, Departures, and The Points Guy. In addition to being a skilled writer, she's a social media whiz, with expert insights on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok (where her content has gone viral). When she's not working, Vanessa enjoys Gibson martinis, discovering new music, and anything Shonda Rhimes creates.

• 5+ years of experience as a writer and content producer
• Received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California

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

Latest from Vanessa Wilkins
Ski lifts in winter in Nendaz, Switzerland
I Learned to Ski on the Hardest Slopes in the World — Here's Why You Should, Too
Low angle view of the a small ocean town built into the hill along the coast in Oregon at sunset.
5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Vacation Home, According to an Expert
Vanessa Wilkins trip to Blue Lagoon in Iceland
I Stayed at Iceland's Luxurious Blue Lagoon Hotel — and It Has In-water Massages, Stunning Views, and Gourmet Food
Rooftop with colorful dining chairs and tables at Mama Shelter LA
11 Best Boutique Hotels in Los Angeles
The outside of the sauna by GoBoat at Blox in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Just Opened Its First Floating Sauna — and I Gave It a Try
Exclusive boutiques and shops on Rodeo Drive.
Here's Why You Should Visit Beverly Hills in 2022
The Washington Monument can be seen through a lens of the building's Corona past an exhibit honoring Medal of Honor winners at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of African American History and Culture
15 Inspiring Places in the U.S. to Learn About Black History
Tables in the Versailles Garden at the Four Seasons Ocean Club
This Exclusive Bahamas Resort Just Launched a Rosé Pop-up Inspired by the Versailles Garden
Person in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
I Planned My Own Hot Springs Crawl Around Iceland — Here's How It Went
The view at Passalacqua on Lake Como at night
This Iconic Lake Como Hotel Is Opening a Second Location in 2022 — and We Got a Sneak Peek
Aerial view of beach suites at Bawah Reserve
This $21,000-a-night Private Island in Indonesia Comes With Butler Service, Endless Spa Treatments, and More
Raffles The Palm Dubai's opening in October, high-end luxury, ornate chandeliers
This Iconic Hotel Brand Just Opened Their First Resort in the Middle East — With a Private Beach and 6,000 Swarovski Crystal Chandeliers
Conrad Los Angeles_Exterior at Dusk
This Luxury Hotel Brand Is Debuting in California Next Year — in a Frank Gehry-designed Building in Los Angeles
Interior of Agora at Six Senses Ibiza
This Luxury Resort Just Opened a 'Cinderella Room' — and It's Ibiza's Most Magical Shopping Experience
Little Rock Nine, life-size sculptures.
U.S. Road Trips That Honor and Celebrate Black History
Canoe on Lake Moraine with glaciers in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada
These Private Jet Trips Around Canada are the Perfect Way to See the Country's Most Iconic Attractions
Fraser Yachts Deep Blue Sea Experience
This Luxury Yacht Is Taking Passengers To Explore the Bottom of the Ocean — for $80,000 a Week
Costa Careyes in Mexico
How a Wellness Retreat in Careyes, Mexico Helped Me Find Peace After a Difficult Year
Photograph of Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900 held in "East Woods" on East 24th Street in Austin. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson also kept a diary of the day's events which she sold to the San Francisco Chronicle which reported a full-page feature on it.
Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth This Weekend
A family takes pictures and has socially distant interaction with Elsa and Anna characters at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.
I Visited Disneyland Right After It Reopened — Here's What It Was Like
Vanessa Wilkins at Oktoberfest in Munich, Vanessa Wilkins at Home
My Trip to Oktoberfest Was Canceled — Here’s How I Celebrated at Home
Vanessa Wilkins personal travel photos from Childhood at Old Faithful
What It Means to Be a Black Traveler