Casandra Karpiak


Professional Experience

Casandra is a full-time, nationally syndicated travel writer and luxury travel expert. A regular contributor to the Associated Press wire, Blox Digital and an MSN Direct Publisher, she has bylines on CBS, NBC, FOX, 24/7 Wall St, Entrepreneur, and many more. Casandra primarily focuses on luxury accommodations and resorts, yachts & super yachts, small ship cruise lines, luxury family travel and wine.


5 Years


5 Years
Consumer Products
5 Years


Newspaper - National
2 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
2 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Associated Press wire (10+), Blox Digital (10+), 24/7 Wall St (1-2), MSN (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Dream Yachts Worldwide (3-5), Windstar (1-2), Four Seasons (1-2), Idaho Tourism (1-2), Scottsdale Tourism (1-2), Virtuoso Travel (10+), The Broadmoor (1-2), Hoffmann Family of Companies (1-2), Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (1-2), New Orleans Tourism (1-2), Haig Point Resort (1-2), Las Vegas Tourism (1-2), Belmond Hotels (1-2), Malliouhana Anguilla (1-2), Pursuit Collection (1-2)



You won’t find waterparks or mega theatres on small cruise ships. Instead, small cruise ships like award-winning Silversea’s Silver Cloud can pull up next to a glacier in Alaska and pluck some ice for an authentic Alaskan cocktail hour. Luxury small ship cruising is surging in popularity, with the number of ships set to double by 2030.
Emily is still in Paris and taking over our Netflix screens again. But did you know that this year it may be cheaper to actually go to Paris than many perceived “cheaper” and closer destinations this spring break?
In an unprecedented trend, yacht charter bookings have seen a remarkable surge. What was once the domain of A-list celebrities and billionaire magnates is now taking the world of luxury travel by storm.
Get ready for a downhill adventure this Christmas. According to the National Ski Areas Association, the 2021-2022 ski season was a record-breaker in terms of skier visits to resorts across the country. Travel experts have compiled an unbeatable list of ski resorts packed full of yuletide cheer for all ages this holiday season.
Off-season travel is experiencing a tourism boom as vacationers capitalize on fewer crowds and a more authentic experience. Virtuoso Travel reports a surge in interest in destinations like the United States, Italy, France, the U.K., and Mexico this fall. Though domestic travel remains popular among Americans, a shift towards international travel is being observed across global markets, including Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
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