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AMResorts Travelistas!

We’re the ladies bringing you the latest posts, news, tweets and updates online every day. We write the posts for all our blogs, partner with our properties to update our resort Facebook pages, tweet out updates and stories, and otherwise let our presence be known throughout the (virtual) travel industry. Now, without further ado, I present your Travelistas!


Melissa Crowe

Assistant Marketing Manager
Twitter Handle: @TravelistaCrowe
Main Blogs: The Well, Tan Lines, Sun Drenched

As long as I can remember, I’ve always had the itch to travel. Whether it’s spending a summer down at the beautiful beaches of Southern New Jersey or a week-long family vacation to the Outer Banks, I’ve always felt summer really isn’t summer until you’ve enjoyed some of life’s essentials – sun, sand and surf.

Luckily I’ve managed to combine both my passion for travel and love for the beach into a career that is not only fulfilling but really fun! Working for top luxury resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean has only added to my thirst to travel more, discover more and experience more.

Perhaps your perfect day is similar to mine – Lounging on a beautiful beach or catching some rays by a pool, of course, with a tropical cocktail in hand. And if it is, I hope that I can encourage you to experience a sunny getaway of your own with all the Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® you can ever imagine!


Kelli Romig

Assitant Marketing Manager
Twitter Handle: @TravelistaKelli
Main Blogs: AMRMeetings, Day Dreams, Here & Now

Browse through my passport and you’ll see, I LOVE to travel! Whether I’m snowboarding through the clouds on the steep runs of Whistler, Canada or exploring the beaches of the yacht town of Marbella, Spain I am ecstatic to be around new places and new faces. That’s why I got a job working for the top luxury resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Writing about, talking about and actually experiencing the amenities at superb properties comes easily to me.

Everyone deserves to get a piece of paradise, and that’s why I’m here – to share with you all of the delights that guests can take advantage of, from special events and offers to dining options and drinks of the day, I can take you on a sunny journey without leaving your computer. And who knows? I might inspire you to take a getaway yourself. Because I’m sure you’ll agree that life is always better on the beach!

Browse through my passport and you’ll see, I LOVE to travel! Whether I’m snowboarding through the clouds on the steep runs of Whistler, Canada or exploring the beaches of the yacht town of Marbella, Spain I am ecstatic to be around new places and new faces. That’s why I got a job working for the top luxury resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Writing about, talking about and actually experiencing the amenities at superb properties comes easily to me.

Everyone deserves to get a piece of paradise, and that’s why I’m here – to share with you all of the delights that guests can take advantage of, from special events and offers to dining options and drinks of the day, I can take you on a sunny journey without leaving your computer. And who knows? I might inspire you to take a getaway yourself. Because I’m sure you’ll agree that life is always better on the beach!


Sarah Spagnoli

Project Manager
Twitter Handle: @TravelistaSarah
Main Blogs: AMRAgents (hi!)

If you met me at a party, where we’d undoubtedly be chatting over a plate of mini cupcakes, within 5 minutes you would likely know two things about me: I have a major sweet tooth, and I love to travel.

Over the years, I have made my sugary path around the world, eating delicacies and experiencing different cultures. I have licked honey off my fingers from baklava purchased at a Jerusalem market booth, waited in line to grab crepes from a cart in Paris, sucked sugar cane straight from the stalk in Paraguay. I have dined on bread pudding in London, lamington in Melbourne, gelato in Florence, and deep-fried oreos at the Jersey Shore. On a notable trip to Switzerland, I packed my luggage so densely with chocolate bars, I had to pay a bag fee on my return trip (it was worth every Franc!).

Now, I get to combine my sweet tooth with my taste for adventure through my professional life! Working for top luxury resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, I have the pleasure of bringing you delicious little tidbits from my travels. And since everything is Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun®, there’s no end to the sweetness! The best part is, through my stories, news and information, you can enjoy every flavor without any of the calories. ¡Buen apetito!


Nina Scimenes

Marketing Coordinator
Twitter Handle: @TravelistaNina
Main Blogs: Here & Now

Traveling to new destinations can be both exciting and overwhelming so I will help ease your anxiety with fabulous ideas to fill your itinerary during your visit to Mexico or the Caribbean. No matter where you travel to I believe you need to experience everything you can. Some of my all-time favorite travel escapades that I’ve experienced include scuba diving in Greece, taking a train ride through Tuscany, shopping at a bazaar in Kusadasi, Turkey and parasailing in Cancun!

Photograph and writing have always been hobbies that I have been passionate about and I’m lucky to now incorporate my passions into my work as a Marketing Coordinator for AMResorts. I’m thrilled to share inside tips about top luxurious resorts with you!


Tanya Hull

Marketing Coordinator
Twitter Handle: @TravelistaTanya
Main Blogs: Main Blogs: Tan Lines, The Well, Sun Drenched

I’m lucky enough to have very early memories of traveling, back to around 3 years old sleeping on a charter bus headed to Nova Scotia (there’s pictures to prove it!). Since then, traveling has been a part of my life and sightseeing a huge passion of mine. From short road trips to historic Boston or Niagara Falls to time spent along the coast of Southern California or in vast Texas, I love to see and experience new places.

My favorite getaways are been fun-filled from sunrise to sunset as I try to take in everything each destination has to offer. That’s why working for the top luxury resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean is so perfect! There is so much to see and do, all while indulging in Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun®. Now, I can’t wait to share with you some inside tips, travel suggestions, and information on all these resorts have to offer! Enjoy my notes and, hopefully, you’ll be inspired to sightsee for yourself! 


Holly Predendergast

Marketing Coordinator
Twitter Handle: @TravelistaHolly
Main Blogs: Tan Lines, The Well, Sun Drenched

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to travel.  I guess you could say it has always been at the top of my bucket list, and it is the one thing that I want to experience over and over again.  Traveling to different places and experiencing the different cultures, customs and luxuries is not only appealing, but it is something that I have always had a strong desire to do.  Working with the top luxury resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean is just one way that I am getting to experience the delicacies of this region and it is something that I am going to get to share with all of you.  Throughout my journey I will be introducing you to the world of Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® and giving you a small taste of what Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas have to offer.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey into the world of ultimate luxury!


Armena Ballard

Marketing Coordinator
Twitter Handle: @TravelistArmena
Main Blogs: Day Dreams

Since I was young, I have always been happiest traveling and looking back on my unique and wonderful experiences and sharing them with others. I’ve hiked to Machu Picchu, enjoyed gazpacho in charming Seville, explored the dizzying souks of Beirut and Tangier and relaxed on the beautiful Cancun beaches. Whether it’s meeting up with or making new friends along the way, learning about a different culture, introducing myself to the local cuisine, I love it all (even long layovers)!

I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work for top luxury resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean so I can give you everything you want and are dying to know about the Endless-Priveleges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® that await you!

100 thoughts on “Bloggers

  1. I’m a fan! I’ll be there June 14 – June 20th! Now pick me for the FREE trip so we can come back for another 3 night stay after our honeymoon….no worries, we’ll buy additional nights. ♥

  2. Never been to any Secrets resorts although I so ready to go but which Secrets will it be…. they really make it hard to choice just one, all Secrect vacation look amazing.

    • We are heading in July for our Honeymoon and are so excited!! This is exactly what we were looking for a fun, relaxing, and romantic vacation!

  3. My fiance and I are HUGE fans of Secrets! We stayed at Secrets Capri in 2008 and absolutely fell in love with it! We are getting married at Secrets Wild Orchid this October!! So we are bringing with us at least 25 people! Ray is such a SUPER fan of Secrets, I literally don’t think a day goes by that he is either checki…ng the Secrets website, facebook page or telling someone he knows or doesn’t know how awesome Secrets is! I tell him all the time he should work for the company, he is truly the best advertisement you have!

  4. July will be my first visit to a Secrets resorts and I’ve been reading about all your locations and am looking forward to exploring ALL of them!

  5. My husband and I are fans of the Secrets Resort in Montego Bay and enjoy watching the progress on facebook. Can’t wait to join you in MB.

  6. My wife and I are big fans…..looking forward to celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and my 36th birthday at secrets in July!!!!

  7. Hello!

    We are big Fans! We booked our Honeymoon at the new resort in Jamaica- My sister went to Secrets in Mexico last year for her Honeymoon and had nothing but great things to say!! Our Honeymoon is Sept 7th until th 15th… our Wedding Day is Sept. 4th! So excited… would love to add a few free nights onto our already wonderful trip!!

    Jen and Dennis

  8. I’ve been to Maroma and Capri. Can’t wait till May for St James Montego Bay.
    I am a big fan of Secrets, They are always my favorite vacation spots of all time.

  9. My son is going to the new St Jame Secrets in April after changing the resort he was originaly going to go to….He is going with his new fiance” and her parents, wouldn’t it be AWESOME to win this trip and surprise him by telling him my hubby an I are going too ??? …. I want to win so badly….
    PLEASE PICK ME >>> :O)

  10. I have just booked my wedding for December at Secrets St. James. We are so excited and can’t wait to get there. There is no doubt that all of our guests will enjoy it as well. We are definitely going to get a PC suite! It’s our wedding we are taking full advantage of the “unlimited luxury”!

  11. We are huge fans of Secrets and will be celebrating our 20th at Wild Orchids July 25th-Aug 1st…….Cant’ wait

  12. Paradise…..I could sure use a whole lot of that right now…. please pick me so I can suprise my son when he is there in April

  13. I am A HUGE FAN of secrets, am getting to the big 50 this year…… dreams and secrets beaches and pools, dinner and shows, relaxing and playing, it goes on and on….

  14. my nephew is going in july and I know he will love it, told him that all Secerts are WONDERFUL and they will be very pleased…….

  15. We were VERY fortunate to start vacationing with the Secrets Resorts a few years ago and we won’t go anywhere else! We started at Excellence-Riviera Maya, on to Capri, and last year to Maroma Beach. While looking for something for this year, we’ve discovered that the resorts in Jamaica will be completed and available this year — in time for our 35th anniversary. What could be better? We couldn’t afford anything more than two nights in 100+ heat of St. Louis in ’75. After years of raising children and working hard, we’re ready to treat ourselves once in awhile. Looking forward to our “No Problem, Mon” vacation in August. Thanks for another great choice ……

  16. I am a fan. We are booked already to celebrate my birthday in April. Would love to go again after it’s been open for a little while.

  17. I’m a fan! I’ll be there June 1 – June 8th! We want the FREE trip so we can come back for another 3 night stay after our honeymoon!!!

  18. My Fiance and I are so excited to to spend our Honeymoon with Secrets Montego Bay in June 2010! Its becoming a family tradition…..my sister and her husband also had their honeymoon at Secrets Riviera Maya! Thanks for being apart of our family!

  19. My soulmate and I will be there May 15th. Can’t wait to get some warm sunshine and spend some quality alone time. I love you Tracy!!!!

  20. I have been a fan of both and will be visiting on the 25th of March, Jamaica is beautiful!!! Thank you Secrets for welcoming my hubby and I back home.

  21. I tried for the last trip but I didn’t win… I am BEGGING for this one or any free 3 days, I will even extend it too… my son will be there april 18th -25th… it would be GREAT to suprise him…… :O) :O)

  22. Ok so they pick the winner randomly,,, I RANDOMLY want to win…:O) :O) :O)

    It would be fun to meet new people and go to Jamaica where I have never been and see the beautiful St James/Orchid…
    It Looks BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!

  23. I have been a fan of Secrets resorts for quite a long time! First time was a visit to Secrets Capri, then a wonderful time at Secrets Maroma! I have been to Jamaica once but didn’t enjoy the resort we stayed at and said I’ll only go back if there’s a Secrets there!! Sure enough, now there’s two!! Haven’t booked yet because my next vacation is actually at Secrets sister resort, Dreams Riviera Cancun and Spa (one of my best friend’s is getting married there!) Can’t wait!

  24. We’ll be there next week, and I am so excited, and I’m sure we’ll become HUGE fans! The resort looks gorgeous! This is my husband and I’s first real trip by ourselves (didn’t have a honeymoon because of new jobs and then kids…. that same old story), and we’ve been married 23 years! We’re so looking forward to our trip!

  25. I would love to spend my next anniversary at the new Secrets Resort and I did become a fan on facebook so enter me in the contest!

  26. I would LOVE to come visit! I’ve been to the Dreams Palm Beach many times now and I’m sure this is just a beautiful!

  27. I’m a fan of yours from when our friends we’re in the area the beginning of this year.

    Would love to win the 3 day get a away or the free vacation.

    My husband and I went on a weeks vacations this last winter and loved it. First time away from the kids for a whole week. Now we are ready to go again if it wouldn’t be sooo expensive.

    Hope your all wishing us luck to win this, so we can come a see the area for our self and then we can book more time and vacations down there

  28. My stay at Wild Orchid in Montego Bay was amazing. beyond my dreams. Certainly the best all inclusive luxury resort I’ve visited. The spa – world class relaxing, the gym – loved it (my abs did), the food – delightful, the room (Can I take it home- the bed is divine), the customer service – Billy Love in Jamaica remembered my name (A+), I could go on and on and on.

    Visit this resort, you will not forget your trip.

    It is true, Welcome Home.

  29. I would love to win a free trip to Secrets Montego Bay… It would be a wonderful experience …
    Please consider me….

  30. I am a travel agent and have been having great luck selling Secrets resorts. From honeymoon to wedding to needed getaways. Keep up the good work at all the resorts!!!

  31. Am a fan of the Secrets brand…having stayed at Secrets Capri (August, 2004) and Secrets Excellence (June, 2005)!
    Wanted to vacation in Jamaica in 2010 and when I learned that a new Secrets would be opening there..it was a no brainer! Have visited Secrets MoBay twice already (July and November, 2010) and planning a third visit in May, 1011. Have now stayed in Wild Orchid and Saint James..absolutely love this resort..gorgeous, with breathtaking views..but it is the staff…that truly gives this resort its personality. They are outstanding! Keep up the great work!

  32. My fiance and I have booked with Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana for our wedding this December. We are hoping to come and visit sometime in April to meet everyone at the resort. We are looking forward to our very special day and have heard that Secrets resorts care very much about the details.

    Can’t wait!

    Lindsay

  33. My girlfriend Missy and I are heading to Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana in 3 weeks for 10 days of total relaxation! Can not wait to get in the air and on our way.
    We did 10 days at Zoetry in the Rivera last year and loved it, but beach was not accessible, so were very excited for the sand.

    Any advice, tips etc. from anyone that has stayed at Royal Beach Punta Cana since the change over this past may 2011?

  34. Hey mon, can’t wait – – will be at Secrets St. James in a couple weeks for some tropical fun in the sun!! (;

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  36. Buenos Dias Ladies of Tan Lines! My name is Melissa Mercado, I am the Studio Manager for del Sol Photography. I’ve scoured the site looking for an email address, alas, I haven’t encountered one. We’re interested in information about submissions to your site. We have had the pleasure of shooting so many gorgeous weddings at AM Resorts and would love the opportunity to share with the world. In fact, your most recent post – Kate + Cam, Elizabeth Medina captured the Wedding and we captured the Trash the Dress – and at Secrets Maroma! I look forward to hearing from you and hope you all had a great New Years!

  37. Me & my husband have not been on vacation since our daughter was born back in 2005. His job gave us the opportunity to go to Secrets Capri Cancun and had an absolute blast!!!!! The people were very nice, the food was wonderful, and the pool fabulous. We were sent with about 5 other couples and everyone just got along really well. I am back home and now I am trying to get the recipe for a drink that me and my husband liked a lot and was wondering if anyone knows how to make this drink or where to get the recipe for a frozen Sexy Frog? Thanks for any help(smile).

  38. We will be making our first trip to a Secrets Resort as well as first time in Puerto Vallarta for our honeymoon in 15-days (15 Sept-21 Sept). Based on the comments and reviews we are very excited to experience Secrets.

  39. Hello.
    We will travel to Secrets in a week. Our first time. Can anyone advise whether it is easy to travel to Oaxaca – or are there organized trips from Secrets Huatulco? We love Lila Downs and hope to visit her place. Is there public transportation? How long does it take on the wavy roads? Thank you. Mariana

  40. We were at Secrets St. James for a week leading into Easter. We REALLY enjoyed the resort, the beach, the staff and the various food and drinks. We had delicious French martinis at the Piano Bar. Could you please post the recipe for it?

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