Meriden’s trips to Italy in high school sparked her wanderlust, and she chose a life and a career in travel. She loves exploring new cities, both state-side and abroad, and studied in Australia, though “studying” is a loose term. As the director of events and conferences at an investment bank, she is lucky enough to travel several times a month to the world’s best hotels and loves the research that goes into finding the best accommodations and dining experiences in a given locale. She is a sucker for any trip that involves the ocean and a frozen beverage, but she is a well practiced-ski bunny because of her family’s passion for the slopes. In her free time she enjoys yoga and tries her best to maintain this practice while on the road. She has three young children who go along for the ride.