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Meagan Drillinger


Meagan Drillinger

Meagan Drillinger has been with Luxury Travel Advisor since 2009, covering both Asia and Mexico. A fan of both fabulous hotels and culturally immersive experiences, Meagan has crafted her own travels in this manner all over the world, from Mexico City to Thailand and beyond. A graduate of New York University, she loves travel, New York City, tacos and music. 

"Wherever you go…there you are." 

Meagan's most memorable travel story was on a solo trip to India. She was staying at the Leela Palace in Udaipur. One morning she went to a ritual ceremony to the god Vishnu that was held before sunrise. She was the only foreigner at the ceremony. Even with language and cultural barriers, those participating in the ritual wanted Meagan to be a part of it, as well. They led her to the altar and through signs and demonstrating showed her how to take part in the ceremony. It was a perfect combination of everything she loves about travel.

She also got into a huge fight in broken Italian with an airport security guard at the airport in Rome...but that's another story for another time.

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Recent Articles By: Meagan

LET THE SUN SHINE: Rooms at Raffles Istanbul have floor-to-ceiling windows. Article
Raffles: New in Istanbul   September 2, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

Raffles has opened its doors in the heart of the Zorlu Center, a new hub for fashion, food and the arts

DROMOLAND CASTLE sits on 450 acres of scenic landscape and dates back to the 16th century. Article
Castles of Europe   September 1, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

For those VIP travelers looking to play pretend king or queen for the day we suggest booking a stay at one of these very real European castles.

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T+L's A-List Mexico Advisor Talks Luxury All-Inclusives   August 21, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

Luxury Travel Advisor chatted with Zachary Rabinor, director general of Journey Mexico, a luxury tour operator based in Puerto Vallarta, and a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List advisor list, who gave us his feedback on some of the popular all-inclusives south of the border.

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Virtuoso Reveals Top Trends and Destination Information at Travel Week   August 12, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

Luxury Travel Advisor attended a press conference hosted by Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew Upchurch, who shared insights on the buying habits and motivations of upscale travelers. Find out what's moving the market.

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Virtuoso and National Geographic Team Up in Partnership   August 12, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

At Virtuoso Travel Week, Virtuoso announced at their opening session that it was teaming up with National Geographic to promote the National Geographic Expeditions travel programs through Virtuoso’s global membership. Here's what advisors can expect.

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"Naked" Trust at Virtuoso Travel Week   August 11, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

In the opening session, Pat Lencioni of The Table Group delves into the relationship of vulnerability between travel advisors and their clients.

The Taj Falaknuma Palace’s grounds greet guests with smells of jasmine perfume and incense, evoking a throwback to a regal era. Article
In India: Two Sides of Taj   August 5, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

Luxury Travel Advisor tours Southern India with Taj Hotels. Here are two properties we are still talking about.

Fivelements, an intimate resort in Bali, is tucked into the jungle against the serene and beautiful backdrop of Ayung River. Article
Wellness in the Wild   August 5, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

We’ve taken a look at two spas that are immersed in the wild, and help travelers reconnect with the au naturel side of life.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay has unveiled five brand-new Tree House Suites, whose interiors feature Virgin Gorda design elements. Article
Caribbean High Life   August 5, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

Rosewood Little Dix Bay unveils five Tree House Suites

The indoor relaxation swimming pool is flanked by separate men’s and women’s spa areas, the exercise room, steam room, and sauna Article
St. Regis Mexico City    August 5, 2014
By: Meagan Drillinger

Bringing the latest on what makes Mexico City as chic, safe and relevant as ever