About


I love sunflowers and the way the air smells after a hard rain. Nothing has amazed me more than sitting on the African savanna, in total darkness, under a sea of pulsating stars. My favorite thing to do is listen…and learn. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, preferably over food, and wine — somewhere other than here. Did I mention that I’m obsessed with food? Travel was a hobby, but has become the focal point of my professional endeavors as a writer. I guess we all seek to find a platform to be heard… and seen. This is mine. Hope you enjoy the journey…

Professional Bio
Maria Russo is currently a contributor to the Huffington Post Travel, Impact and New York sections and is an editor/blogger for The Expeditioner Online Travel Magazine. She has worked in print and broadcast media at companies such as: MTV Networks, People Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and WOR News Talk Radio. In 2002, she received her BA in Print Journalism from American University in Washington D.C., and currently attends New York University, pursuing postgraduate studies in Journalism. Russo has journeyed across the globe to places such as South Africa, Thailand, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, seven islands in the Caribbean, and has visited many “hot spots” in the US. She spends much of her time blogging about foreign travels and food experiences as a self-declared travel addict and gastronome.

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2 responses to “About

  1. Caroline Harbat

    Great writing Maria!

  2. Hey, I work with the CheapOair travel blog (cheapoair.typepad.com) and we’re interested in having you guest blog for us. Please contact me if you’re interested. Thanks! Aldo.

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