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30 2014

An Introduction to Wendy Perrin, the New TripAdvisor Travel Advocate


I’ve just joined the TripAdvisor family as its first-ever Travel Advocate, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The TripAdvisor community tries hard to get to the truth—about hotels, destinations, trip-planning companies, tours, and other travel experiences—and that’s precisely what I’ve spent the past 25 years doing as a travel journalist. In my Condé Nast Traveler column The Perrin Report and my blog The Perrin Post, as well as in my book Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, I’ve always sussed out the truth. I’ve criss-crossed the globe, testing ways for travelers to save themselves time, money, and headaches, and to make their trips more memorable and transformative than they might have thought possible.


Now, as your Travel Advocate, I’ll be sharing such advice with you here on this blog, as well as in member emails, podcasts, and on television. I’ll be answering your questions too. Of course, for most questions you don’t need my help: You’ve got the tools you need here at TripAdvisor. But what about those times when you’re planning a trip outside your comfort zone and you can’t find the answers to your questions? Or when you’re not even sure what questions to ask? That’s where I can help.


What I’m most excited about, though is the opportunity to cull your best insights, look for trends based on what you’re finding in your travels, and then distill that wisdom and share it with the world. TripAdvisor’s secret weapon is you—its global community of travel reporters sharing their up-to-the-minute experiences. You’ve already empowered millions of travelers with your insights. Together I bet we can empower millions more. I can’t wait.


If you’d like to learn more about me, I’m also at


If you’ve got a travel question for me, please post it in the comments section here.

Categories: Travel Inspiration, TripAdvisor News, Wendy Perrin

9 thoughts on “An Introduction to Wendy Perrin, the New TripAdvisor Travel Advocate

  1. Welcome aboard Wendy – have been following you on Conde Nast Traveler for years now – I’m a huge fan – and thrilled to now see your familiar face on one of my fav online hangouts Tripadvisor – welcome!

    Island Regards from Turks & Caicos Islands

  2. Hello Wendy,
    We are planning a trip this August with our 3 sons, ages 11, 14, & 19. We will be visiting Budapest, Vienna. Prague, & relaxing in Dubrovnik. I would really appreciate your suggestions as to where to visit, sightsee, & relax. Thank you!
    Kind regards,
    Your avid article reader in CN.

  3. Wendy,
    We’ve never met but we are distant cousins. My dad and your father were cousins from Georgia. I spent a wonderful weekend with your dad touring NY many years ago. He was such a dear man and treated us truly like family. I’m glad I found your new website.
    My husband and several other couples are trying to plan a vacation in the Caribbean in February this year. Looking at Punta Cana and Turks. What advice could you give us? Our budget is around $400 to $500 per night per couple.
    Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

  4. Hey, Wendy! I’m Nancy, an old friend of Tim’s. Thought of you as we plan a trip to the East Coast for our daughters wedding in June. We plan to go to Martha’s Vineyard (3 couples) after the wedding in New Hampshire. We found a house we like on VRBO but don’t know the island. Is Kuffies Point (Tashmoo West) a good place to park our group? We hope to kayak, maybe sail, go for walks. I kept up with your travels through Conde Nast & hope to do the same through T.A. Very happy for you- change can be such a good thing!

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