Valerie is the owner and editorial director for Trusted Travel Girl, a travel resource specializing in global destinations, travel tips, female travel, solo travel, and off-the-beathen-path travel.
While traveling, Valerie immerses herself in the culture and gets to know the locals, while sharing hidden gems and secrets of the destinations she visits.
Trusted Travel Girl's 360-degree approach lends to video content creation, social media, photography, on-camera segments, articles/blog posts, as well as speaking engagements.
Valerie travels full-time and has traveled over 70 countries. She regularly shares her travel tips to her 200,000+ strong audience and has been featured on National television such as Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, KTLA news, and featured in publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Nylon, Forbes, Daily News, & SELF, among various others.
Valerie has written for American Airlines Magazine (Celebrated Living), Matador, Huff Post, Thought Catalog and more.
Trusted Travel Girl's audience has a global reach but is predominantly US/North American.
Trusted Travel Girl has worked with tourism boards and brands across the globe to produce high-quality content. Trusted Travel Girl is searching for quality campaigns— ideally tailored to the audience we reach.
“Trusted” is in front of “Travel Girl” because Valerie prides herself on honesty and authenticity. TTG's candid and witty approach to travel writing, photography, and videography stands out. Over the last seven years in the industry, Valerie has developed a trusted relationship with her readers and followers as well as brand partners.
Previous Partnerships include Indonesian Consulate, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Visit Carmel, AIG Travel Guard, Victorinox Swiss Army, Various Marriott Brands, ASEAN Tourism, Travel Nevada, Poland, Visit Costa Mesa, Visit Estonia, The Travel & Adventure Show, and more!
Other facts about Valerie Joy Wilson:
Graduate of Clemson University and an avid college football fan.
Survivor of Lyme Disease
Extreme Skier & SCUBA Diver