• MARISSA CORTES

    Writer and Travel Journalist

  • Welcome


    I'm a writer and freelance travel journalist based in New York City.

     

     

    I have been a life-long avid traveler, consumed by wanderlust and curious to discover the world from an early age. With past residential stints in Italy, England, Argentina, and Brazil and years in between wandering the globe for work and for pleasure, every moment spent on the road has me inevitably planning where I will travel to next. I write about international, luxury, indepedent, and family travel, with a focus on the continents of South America and Europe. My writing has been published in Travel + Leisure, American Airlines' American Way, the HuffingtonPost.com, Wanderfly.com, and on my own travel blog Travels with Lulu.

     

  • Writing Clips

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    Travel + Leisure

    Brazilian Beauty - Cristina Pessoa's Trancoso

    American Airlines'

    American Way

    A Weekend in Brasília, Brazil

    Huffington Post

    Beirut Builds Itself a Dynamic Future

    Huffington Post

    Beauty and Violence Rub Elbows in Salvador da Bahia

  • Press

    on Travels With Lulu

    Passported

    Q & A: Travel With Lulu's Marissa Cortes

    Moon Guides

    On the Go With a Baby in Brazil

    BevySays Podcast

    How to Be the Beyoncé of Travel - The Joys of Solo Travel

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  • Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

     

    – Maya Angelou

    When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.

    – Susan Heller

     

     

    Fortune favors the bold.

    - Terence

     

    Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don't know and trusting them with your life.

     

    – Paul Theroux