Michelle da Silva Richmond is an award-winning travel editor and member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), NY Travel Writers Association and New England Travel Writer's Network.
As travel editor of Mexico's English language daily, "The News" she was awarded SATW's Lowell Thomas Award sponsored by SATW and was one of 25 journalists from around the world to be selected by the Swiss government to cover their 700th Anniversary of Confederation. She co-authored the Crown Insider’s Guide to Mexico with Florence Lemkowitz and contributed to: Frommer’s, Fodor’s and Fisher’s Guides to Mexico. She was also contributing editor to ASTA Agency Management, Mexico editor for Recommend, American Express Mexico newsletter editor and longtime contributor to Hemispheres and Continental Airlines in-flight magazines and various cruise books. A widely published travel journalist, in addition to being a weekly travel columnist for a CT daily newspaper, her articles have appeared in: American Way, Bride's, Bridal Guide, The Hartford Courant, Hartford Magazine, Miami Herald, Boston Herald, St Petersburg Times, Porthole and many others. Currently a resident of Connecticut, she lived in Mexico City for nearly 20 years and is passionate about promoting Mexico whenever she can.
Journalism, Ohio State University
Michelle da Silva Richmond
"Cancun has come a long way since it was launched on the tourism scene in 1974. Today, Cancun and the Riviera Maya are among the "hottest" destinations in the world. The area offers more than just sun, sand and sea. It's a magical place with a storied past, which combines ancient traditions with modern-day amenities, delivering memories that you'll take with you for a lifetime. I look forward to sharing the magic with you."