About Marissa

headshot-2Marissa Tejada is an author, writer, blogger and an award-winning journalist.

Marissa specializes in food and travel writing and is a proud member of the Society of American Travel Writers , an organization of the most experienced and influential journalists in the travel industry.

She writes for Fodor’s which is the number one English language travel guide book in the world.  She also contributes to CNN International, CNN Travel, Lonely Planet, Forbes Travel, Wine Enthusiast, enRoute and more.

In 2012, she began publishing her own travel blog, Travel Greece, Travel Europe, which focuses on the beauty of travel across Greece and Europe. Since then it has been awarded recognition as a Top 25 European Travel Blog.

In 2015, she co-founded the first professional travel bloggers network in Greece called Travel Bloggers Greece.

As a digital content and travel content marketing writer she has worked with major brands to produce blog and web content.

She is the author of the romantic comedy/contemporary women’s fiction novel, Chasing Athens which has reached the top 10 best sellers rank in several Amazon categories.

As an award-winning journalist, Marissa has worked across the United States as a television reporter and anchor in Florida, Washington State and upstate New York. She has also worked in newsrooms in Los Angeles and London and managed high-tech PR in San Francisco.

Marissa graduated cum laude from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College with a degree in journalism and a minor in politics.

Marissa is a proud New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. However, she loves the West Coast and decided to return there after living abroad.  She now based in beautiful Seattle, Washington.