Keri Bridgwater
Freelance Travel Writer
SFGATE, Fodor's, Yoga Journal, InsideHook, Virgin Australia Magazine, Evening Standard, Eater, JustLuxe, LOCALE Magazine

I'm a freelance writer based in San Diego, California, who regularly contributes to JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and Locale Magazine. My work has also been featured in Yoga Journal, London's Evening Standard, and Virgin Australia Magazine.

Favorite adventures from the 50 countries I have visited over the years include crossing the Salar de Uyuni from Bolivia into Chile in a Toyota Land Cruiser, learning to scuba dive in Dahab, Egypt and a two-night felucca trip on The Nile, trekking to Annapurna base camp in Nepal, snowboarding in Hokkaido, Japan, and a two-month surf trip along Mexico's Pacific Coast.


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    10 Nov 2021

    Dubai might not be the first destination that springs to mind for a spa retreat, but beyond its ultramodern skyscrapers, luxury shopping and glamorous nightlife, this world-famous city in the United...
    05 Nov 2021

    No stranger to the limelight, Fairmont Century Plaza is ready for its second act
    01 Nov 2021

    With its ancient sites, peaceful spiritual practices, friendly people, and tastebud-tingling cuisine, Thailand (or, "The Land of Smiles") has long attracted visitors to its corner of Southeast Asia
    26 Oct 2021

    The 2022 list of Fodor's Finest Hotels features 101 glorious accommodations around the world—the crème de la crème of overnights, five-star quality quarters according to writers and editors who live...
    25 Oct 2021

    Stellar customer service and a top-notch food and beverage program, plus luxury extras like Versace branded amenity kits, put the Istanbul-based carrier head and shoulders above the competition
    14 Oct 2021

    Synonymous with gorgeous spaces and minimalist luxury, Ian Schrager's boutique EDITION brand is sleek, sophisticated, and, according to Vogue, delivers plenty of “high octane glamour.” Whether in...
    23 Sep 2021

    With its surf and skateboard roots, historic wooden pier, tucked-away harbor and nearby former Spanish mission, the coastal city of Oceanside has something for every type of traveler
    20 Sep 2021

    Yogis unite! Create your own personalized weekend or week-long retreat and rent one of these beachside Airbnbs for a yoga retreat and mind-body reset beside the waves
    15 Sep 2021

    Bringing in specialists like naturopaths, nutritionists, life coaches, yogis and healers, today select hotels are forgoing traditional spa treatments for a more holistic approach to health. With our...
    14 Sep 2021

    For the first time in nearly a decade, a new airport has claimed the world's number one spot. Hamad International Airport in Qatar beat Singapore's Changi to win the title of Best Airport in the...
    01 Sep 2021

    High Desert Hideaway

    Locale Magazine


    Midcentury meets California cowboy at the reimagined Cuyama Buckhorn motel in Cuyama Valley
    19 Aug 2021

    The island paradise of Phuket is a tough act to follow when it comes to scene-stealing getaways, perhaps nowhere more so than Rosewood Phuket, a firm favorite among the well-heeled travel set
    13 Aug 2021

    Resorts from California, Hawaii and Mexico plus far-flung destinations like Thailand and the Maldives with surfing packages, "surf butlers" and pro-level instructors for anyone inspired to try...
    31 Jul 2021

    In Cuyama Valley, longtime residents measure distance by canyon versus mile, cowboys still command quiet respect, and the social fabric is woven tight
    19 Jul 2021

    From charming casitas with cowboy tubs and stylish Airstreams to a now Instagram-famous flying saucer, Joshua Tree is home to an eclectic assortment of Airbnbs perfect for families and friend groups
    15 Jul 2021

    Greece and its archipelago of islands across the Aegean and Ionian Seas recently reopened to international travelers making it one of the top destinations for summer
    28 Jun 2021

    License to Chill: a Weekend in Jamaica

    TravelWorld International Magazine


    The birthplace of reggae, well regarded for its full-bodied rums, flavorsome cuisine, and home to some of the prettiest beaches in The Caribbean, welcome to Jamaica
    23 Jun 2021

    Holidaying with children can be a juggling act even for the most seasoned traveler. For those in search of a stylish family vacation spot where a “grown-up getaway meets a kid-friendly retreat,”...
    10 Jun 2021

    In Santa Barbara County's "Hidden Valley of Enchantment" sits the historic California ranching town of New Cuyama and its road trip-worthy destination hotel, Cuyama Buckhorn
    09 Jun 2021

    From a hot spring oasis on the edge of Coachella Valley in California to a modernist casita retreat near Big Bend National Park in West Texas, here, five design-forward escapes across the American...