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Our contributors live around the world: Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Annapolis, Boston, and London. 

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Founder Robin Hutson’s travel advice and content have been featured in Travel Zoo, Pop Sugar, Quartz, Family Traveler, Stylecaster, The Points Guy, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Parents.

Robin Hutson, Founder, Travel Writer & Advisor

With a life-long passion for luxury hotels, Robin Hutson, maintained a shelf in her childhood library of the directories of every luxury hotel brand and memorized them.  She would then check them off  as she traveled to each property over the years.

A Boston-based luxury family travel writer, Robin describes why she founded Luxe Recess in 2014 in this letter to readers.

Robin became a Virtuoso travel advisor in 2019 to assist readers in their travel planning. She loves planning family trips large and small around the world for Luxe Recess readers.

Katie Riley, Senior Contributor

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Senior Contributor, Katie Riley

Katie Riley is a journalist based in Annapolis, Maryland.  She began her career at The Times of London as a researcher, and loves spending long hours getting lost on the web researching her next trip.  She regularly contributes to the Matador Network and DC and Baltimore area titles Coastal Style, Chesapeake Family Life, Chesapeake Home, and Chesapeake Inspired, and she recently won a gold award from the National Parenting Media Association for her travel writing.  

Favorite hotels include The Cloister at Sea Island and The Goring in London. In the past few years with her family she has rappelled through El Yunque National Rainforest, ridden horses at a dude ranch in Colorado, gone dogsledding in Canada and watched the final leg of the Tour de France in Paris. 

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Audra was— at one time— a self-proclaimed “superficial, sexy, fierce man-eater”. Now she has found her groove in Coconut Grove, Florida; her driver’s license really reads Coconut Groove. She’s had many career incarnations: interior designer,  fashion buyer, woman’s fashion boutique owner, video producer, fashion stylist for TV, but now she enjoys the privilege of raising three goddesses.  She can not head overseas without melatonin and dark chocolate truffles to help her sleep or jolt her awake. Audra tries to be a polite traveler, so if her youngest isn’t cooperating, she is often seen buying a round of drinks for the people next to her on planes. She has made great acquaintances this way and has kept fellow travelers from throwing her off the plane. She is currently indulging her fantasies of writing a book and laughs at herself every day.

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Living in Asia, Evelyn loves  the proximity to a very diverse array of cultures, cuisines, and experiences. She has visited several countries with her family. Her favorite Asian destinations are Thailand and Japan. She’s an expert in flying long-haul flights with children.


Jillion is an enthusiastic world traveler who has had wanderlust since age 5 when her parents took her to London and Paris. A Los Angeles native, Jillion travels extensively throughout the United States for her work, avidly reviewing hotels, restaurants, and spas on Trip Advisor. Because Jillion’s two children traveled with her for work for the first 10 months of their lives, she has extensive experience traveling as a mother and road warrior. Luxury travel mom Jillion used to blog as Bel-Air Mommy, and she splits her time between LA and Paris. She is delighted by all lavender-scented hotel amenities and a great hotel gym.

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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.

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Robert Dwyer and his family are residents of the Boston area. His passions are family travel, food, and wine. Robert writes about earning points & miles without setting foot on a plane, and redeeming them for exactly the trips you want to take at Milenomics. He’s also a contributor at Miles to the Magic – a site focused exclusively on using points, miles & cashback for Disney vacations. His favorite family friendly resorts are Four Seasons Orlando and Four Seasons Aviara. Favorite recent hotel stays include Park Hyatt St. Kitts and Park Hyatt New York. He’d like to visit Asia some day but finds that he keeps going back to Europe. You can follow him on Twitter.

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Luxury travel mom Samantha regularly traveled around the world to every continent (except Antarctica) since childhood with her parents. Outside of her demanding roles in finance and as a mom, she enjoys riding horses. Her favorite destinations have been Petra, Mumbai, and Seoul, and her favorite hotels include Pencarrow in New Zealand and the Nesbit Plantation in Nevis. She is eager to take her children to Morocco next.

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Shay is wife and mother of three in Houston with an affinity for travel adventures. She travels for a living, either for work or for her family’s travel agency Perfect Event Travels, or with her family on as many vacations as she can squeeze into their schedule. When she’s not traveling or visiting family in Europe and Africa, she lives on the softball field and is always planning the next jet set run!

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Stephanie Eisenberg was born with an unshakeable wanderlust and a passion for fantastic hotels.  After traveling extensively for her career in fashion, she decided to stay at home with her children and realized that she could accompany her husband on his very many business trips.  And so, a second career was born as a pseudo travel agent for her family and friends.  To date, Stephanie has visited 6 continents with her children and spends her summers traveling Asia. This year she has her eye on Uruguay, Java & Oman – all with the kids. She and her family are also checking off every Disney theme park around the world.

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Zoey Goto  is a London based journalist and author, writing for international publications about fashion, lifestyle and travel. She writes for titles including GQ, GQ Style, Numero and Elle magazine and is also author of the book Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits. She has spent the past decade working in journalism, which has seen her interviewing the actor Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of Sherlock, discussing 50 Shade of Grey with its author E.L. James, having lunch with the soul legend Al Green and sleeping in Elvis’ teenage bedroom. In the past year, she has also driven across California and Tennessee, writing travel features about road-tripping with her small children.

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