Articles written by: Amy Trotter Houston

Amy Trotter Houston

Amy resides near Washington, DC. Her work has been featured in newspapers, online magazines, websites, and even the back of a cookbook. Her regular writing outlets enable her to reach a worldwide audience. As a travel correspondent and contributing editor for WorldGuide, Amy focuses on bringing great destinations to life by providing unbiased reviews of hotels, restaurants and bars, festivals, and the multitude of sights that make places so interesting. As travel editor for DC Metro Plus Magazine, Amy focuses on Mid-Atlantic destinations and weekend getaways from the Washington, DC metro area. Amy has lived in Switzerland, Serbia, Germany, Haiti and the U.S. She speaks English, a good deal of German, and enough French to embarrass herself. When not writing or staring at a blinking cursor, Amy is usually on the prowl for a good cup of coffee.

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Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Virginia / Washington DC

Escaping for Romance

Thanks to the iconic, 46-year-old slogan Virginia is for Lovers™ emblazoned on everything from bumper stickers and license plates to postcards and t-shirts, travelers to Virginia know that this is an ideal destination for lovers – of every kind. Those with a penchant for fascinating history, succulent wines, or scenic […]

Chefs concoct international culinary delights on the Taste of Travel Stage. (Photo courtesy of the Travel and Adventure Show)
Chronological / Destinations / United States / Washington DC

Learning from the Pros on How to Travel Like a Local

Anyone who has followed the travels of Samantha Brown and Rick Steves would undoubtedly be interested to know that whenever they meet up for dinner, they swap travel tips. Samantha Brown shared this tidbit at the latest Travel and Adventure Show in Washington, DC. One imagines they might also share […]

Luxury Travel in Morocco
Africa / Chronological / Destinations

Luxury Travel in Morocco

Travellers searching for an authentic experience when visiting Morocco need look no further than Luxury Riads, an online booking service offering luxury accommodations and excursions. Owner Hicham Elmahrab, an energetic 30-something, has turned his love of Morocco into a unique business venture that is capturing the attention of travelers worldwide.