Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson


  • Ball State University


  • Family travel, the Caribbean, Europe, all-inclusive resorts, and cruises
  • Recognized expert on travel rewards and loyalty programs

  • Holly is a seasoned travel writer and travel industry expert.
  • Holly's articles have appeared on sites such as The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, and MSN Travel


Holly Johnson is a travel expert and award-winning writer who has traveled to over 40 countries and counting. She specializes in family travel to the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe and is commonly called upon for in-depth analysis and reporting on cruises and all-inclusive resorts. 

Johnson is the co-founder of Club Thrifty, a personal finance and travel website. She is also the co-author of the book Zero Down Your Debt.


Johnson attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

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