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Ana Figueroa

Ana Figueroa is a Los Angeles-based travel writer and editor. She is a former senior editor and cruise editor of TravelAge West and writes about tourism trends for’s Money Channel

Ana’s travel writing has appeared in The Boston Globe; Conde Nast UK; Hemispheres, Home and Away; Travel Weekly; Cruise Critic and Porthole Cruise magazine, among other publications. She wrote a long-running travel column for AARP’s bilingual publication, AARP Viva; and co-authored the Moon Metro Las Vegas guidebook for Avalon Travel Publishing

Prior to focusing on travel and tourism, Ana was a staff reporter for Newsweek magazine's Los Angeles Bureau. She also contributed regularly to People magazine and The New York Daily News

Ana holds a law degree from Stanford University and was a practicing attorney before entering the journalism field. 


Recent Articles By: Ana Figueroa

One of the terraced suites at the Hotel Mousai, which opened just over a year ago. Puerto Vallarta: New Flights, New Hotels Take Off
April 19, 2016

Tour operators, hoteliers and agents are touting Puerto Vallarta’s popularity these days. From increased flight options to a bevy of hot new hotels, here are the latest travel tips from the destination.

Indian people bathing in the ghat near the Dakshineswar Kali Temple near Kolkata (Calcutta) //  Photo by Radiokafka / Shuttersto How to Book a Luxury Getaway to India
March 25, 2016

India's tourism market is expanding, particularly among Millennial travelers. Here are the latest options to keep in mind.

The all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cancun opened in January. Family Travel Tips for Mexico and Latin America This Summer
March 22, 2016

From 21st-century attractions to an island untouched by time, Mexico and Latin America have much for families to enjoy and explore. Check it out.

Hotel Mousai New Flights, Luxury Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
March 8, 2016

Airlines and hotel companies are ramping up their offerings in Mexico's Puerto Vallarta. Here's why the destination is set to take off.

Mad Hatter Tea Europe Gears Up for Early Easter Travel Season
March 7, 2016

Austria, Switzerland and the U.K. are all celebrating Easter differently. Check out what is happening in Europe this month.

Hyatt Ziva High Hopes for Another Record Year for Cancun
March 1, 2016

Cancun hopes to attract more tourists this year with some new attractions. Take a look at what's new in this popular destination.

Mural New Additions and Art Work in Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos
February 23, 2016

Take a look at The Beach House, which adds 27 guestrooms to Thompson Playa del Carmen. Also, see how art is becoming the focal point at hotels like Hilton Los Cabos.

matt schumacher Matt Schumacher: Why Six Years in the Army Helps Build a Host Agency
February 23, 2016

Chicago native Matt Schumacher's Army experience has helped him found his host agency, Travel Troops LLC. Find out what he has to say about building a business and supporting travel agents.

Dublin Europe Travel Tips: St. Patrick's Day, Amsterdam's Tulip Festival
February 22, 2016

Read about special packages that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Europe. Also, find out about offers for tulip season in Amsterdam.

connie walker Travel Agent Connie Riker Talks Relaunching a Business in a Changing Economy
February 16, 2016

When Connie Riker learned she would need to be the sole provider for her family, she set out to relaunch Create the Moment Travel in a marketplace that had changed a great deal since the 1990's. Here's how she did it.

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