About Me & Media Kit

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My name is Ava Roxanne Stritt, and I’ve been called the most influential person in the world on spa travel and a top authority on luxury travel. In fact, my fans say I am responsible for transforming the idea of a regular spa day into a full wellness adventure! I believe that spa, travel and skincare experiences are not just a luxury, but they are essential to a healthy body, mind & spirit.

I am the Spa Travel Gal, the founder of SpaTravelGal LLC. I am passionate about unique experiences.

I am a professional freelance travel writer and editor with more than a decade of experience writing for some of the world’s most respected outlets, from USA Today to Travelocity to Upscale Living Magazine. I am an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Wellness Tourism Association. 

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Media Kit 

Social Analytics – https://studio.obvious.ly/influencers/analytics/instagram (or see bottom of page)

Verified Google Knowledge Panel

Ava Roxanne Stritt Appointed Tourism Ambassador of Nevis

USA Today Journalist 

Arrive By Water at these 6 Incredible Hotels

Arrive by Water at these 6 Incredible Hotels and Resorts

USA Today Spa Expert

Check out this new published article in both print and online!

Ecuador – More Than You Can Imagine


USA Today Spa Expert 

10 Best Health and Wellness Resorts


Judge for USA Today 10 Best & Contributor for Multiple Categories


Recents for Ava Roxanne Stritt – Spa Travel Gal

Newsweek – Best Airline

Newsweek – Best Overall Casino Outside of Las Vegas

Wall Street JournalThe 9 Best Travel Pillows, According to Travel Writers, Packing Experts and Other Frequent Fliers

Forbes Interview on Travel Insurance

USA Today – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has promised to protect user privacy before. Will this time be different?

Uproxx – Travel Writers And Influencers Share Their Favorite Spas For A Steam, Sauna, And Soak

Newsweek Best Tote Bag

Top Luxury Luxury Vacation Influencers in the US  via Hero Influencer

Italy’s Studio Apostoli Interview on Wellness Travel

Flourish Magazine – Where to Celebrate You

Yahoo News Top 9 Southern Bloggers!

Charleston CVB – Charleston is the Best Place to Unwind

City Lifestyle – The Essential Luxury – Spa Travel Gal

Named Top 22 Travel Influencers of 2021 by Afluencer

Beau Monde Travel Interview – The Essential Luxury – Spa Travel Gal on Wellness Travel (print/online)

Times Caribbean – Nevis Tourism Ambassadors

Lake Murray Lifestyle – City Lifestyle – The Essential Luxury – Local Spa Travel Gal (print/online)

City Lifestyle – National – Spa Travel Gal – Ava Roxanne Stritt

Canvas Rebel  – Meet Ava Roxanne Stritt

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Prime Women https://primewomen.com/beauty-and-fashion/anti-aging/insights-from-psycho-dermatology/

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I am also frequently quoted as an expert on spas, luxury travel, wellness travel, family travel, wine, skincare, travel technology, mom topics, green initiatives, parenting and other women’s topics. Journalists have featured me in USA Today next to Pauline Frommer, as well as in Fox News, LA Times, the LA Times, Spa Week, Parade and the Atlanta Journal Constitution (to name a few). 

Writing Experience

You may have seen my spa and luxury articles published in print and online in: USA Today, Newsweek, CBS News, Travelocity, Upscale Living, LA Travel Magazine, Spa Inc., Elevate Magazine, Vacayou Magazine, Via Magazine, Buckhead Magazine, Spa Week, Working Mother Magazine, iExplore, H Magazine, Destinations Travel Magazine, Vital Magazine, Examiner, City Lifestyle, Lake Murray Lifestyle, Hope for Women Magazine, Flourish, City Lifestyle, Lake Murray Lifestyle, News Break and more.

Check out some of my most recent work for Vacayou on Wellness Travel.

I also do editing work. Most recently my skills are allowing me to be an editor for the Canyon Ranch website.

You may also remember me from my original, popular blog, My Skin Concierge, launched in 2009.


  • Founder of the #skincaresunday and #spatravel Twitter chats, as well as other Twitter chats for large travel clients that gained more than 25 million impressions for them. 
  • Instagram: 103,000 followers
  • Verified Twitter: More than 33,500 followers
  • Facebook: More than 5,500 followers 
  • Viral #Selfcare TikTok video (around ½ Million views so far)


  • USA Today’s  Spa Expert
  • Newsweek – Travel Expert
  • USA Today’s Health and Wellness Retreat Expert
  • USA Today’s Luxury Resort Expert
  • Travelocity’s Original Gnational Gnomad, 1.2 million monthly web hits
  • Finalist for a Shorty Award for Journalism
  • CBS News Atlanta News Journalist winner 
  • VIP Traveler – Local Expert


Here are some of my influential writing clips: 

More Press


Professional Memberships

SATW – Society of American Travel Writers

WTA – Wellness Tourism Association

Work With Me

I am open to discussing collaborations and always looking for new products, treatments, experiences and destinations to share with my tens of thousands of readers. Unique, remarkable experiences are my specialty. 

Be sure to leave a comment or contact me if you have a great tip. Also be sure to stay connected by becoming an Ava’s Insider and follow me through my social networks. 

Click here to see my full media kit.

Chat soon!

Ava Roxanne Stritt

 Spa Travel Gal


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.

Any type of compensation or in-kind received may somewhat influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog, but the views are always my own. I try to be informative and give the information that my readers will want to know. That content, advertising space or post will always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is rarely compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics, so most information is just my own rantings. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own.

Spa Travel Gal



May 30th, 2024 Analytics