Ana Figueroa is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor whose work appears in leading trade and consumer publications.
Ana Figueroa's travel and tourism writing first appeared in Newsweek, when she was a staff reporter with the magazine's Los Angeles Bureau. She later served as Senior Editor and Cruise Editor of TravelAge West, and contributing editor of AARP Viva, the bilingual publication of AARP.
Ana writes weekly features on Latin America and Europe for Travel Agent Magazine. Her travel columns have appeared in both English and Spanish on AARP.org. And her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Travel Weekly, Conde Nast UK, Cruisecritic.com and numerous other publications.
Ana is a co-author of the "Moon Metro Las Vegas" guidebook, and she has made appearances on national TV and radio programs in connection with her travel and tourism writing.
Ana holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University and a J.D. from Stanford University.
I'm a firm believer that well-planned travel and tourism can change the world. That's why I left a career as a business attorney to write about the tourism trade. Few activities bring as much satisfaction as travel. And few have the same power to enlighten, change attitudes and expand outlooks on the part of visitors and locals alike.
From the cruise industry to the conventions trade; bike tours to boutique hotels, I've experienced, reviewed and written about them for over a decade. Keeping up with global travel news, trends and emerging issues that impact tourism is a passion that helps me formulate this Guide Site.