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Marisa Engel

Expertise

  • U.S.A,
  • Southeast Asia,
  • Adventure Travel,
  • Food & Wine

Based in

Sydney, Australia

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About

American expat now living in Australia after stints in Thailand and Cambodia. Adventurous traveler with an insatiable appetite for boutique hotels, local food, cultural experiences, where-to-eat-now restos and trip-planning spreadsheets.

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Travel style

I am on a quest to unravel the secrets of each destination through captivating conversations with locals, exploring must-see wonders and surrendering to the unique flavors that define a culture. Picture this: wandering through vibrant alleyways, discovering hidden gems, and savoring the authenticity of local street food that awakens the senses. Every detour is a destination, every meal is a celebration, and every moment is an opportunity for inspiration. Let’s go!

Favorite hotels

137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

In a restored 19th-century teak building, this special stay is a destination unto itself, known for its glamorous suites, spa and plugged-in tours.

Fora Perks
  • $50-$100 hotel or spa credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

Ultra-luxurious hotel with elegant rooms and a Japanese eatery in Budapest.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food / beverage credit OR Taste of Hungary Experience.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Marisa's travel photos

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Marisa Engel