Marissa Tejada is an author, writer, blogger and an award-winning journalist.
Marissa specializes in travel and technology writing. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers which is an organization of the most experienced and influential journalists in the travel industry.
She contributes to international media outlets including CNN International, CNN Travel, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Forbes Travel, Wine Enthusiast, enRoute and more.
In 2012, she began publishing her own travel blog, Travel Greece, Travel Europe, which focuses on the beauty of travel across Greece and Europe. Since then it has been awarded recognition as a Top 25 European Travel Blog. Soon, she will launch Travel America, Travel Beyond which will focus on U.S.-based travel and international travel.
As a digital content and travel content marketing writer she has worked with major brands to produce blog and web content. Besides travel, Marissa is also an expert technology blog writer and has written for various tech companies including IBM, Kaspersky, Veracode and Electric Cloud.
On the creative writing side, she is the author of the romantic comedy/contemporary women’s fiction novel, Chasing Athens, which reached the top 10 best sellers rank in several Amazon categories when it was first released in 2014.
As an award-winning journalist, Marissa has worked across the United States as a television reporter and anchor in Florida, Washington state and upstate New York. She has also worked in newsrooms in Los Angeles and London and managed high-tech PR in San Francisco.
Marissa graduated cum laude from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College with a degree in journalism and a minor in politics.
Marissa is a proud New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. However, she loves the vast beauty of the West Coast and decided to move to Seattle, Washington after spending significant time living abroad in Europe. She admits that part of her heart will always be in Athens, Greece — where she lived for eight years.