Michelle Marie Arean

Managing Editor, Recommend

Michelle Marie Arean, a Miami native, joined Recommend’s editorial team after dabbling in public relations, social media and the non-profit world, bringing with her a range of knowledge in communications, editing and writing. After working in various aspects of communications, Michelle decided to focus on where her passion lies—writing. Michelle has contributed to Glamour magazine, Latina magazine, Florida International magazine, World City Business, South Florida Parenting, SOMI magazine, and Unique Me magazine. Michelle combines her passion for fashion, beauty, women’s issues, travel, and photography on a blog—A Bella Vida Style—she runs for entertainment, which was recognized as one of Miami’s Best Blogs by CBS 4 and was chosen for People StyleWatch magazine as a Style Hunter.

Michelle began with Recommend as the Associate Editor in 2014. Now with about 17 years of experience, her editorial and writing skills are front and center as the Managing Editor for Recommend magazine. She also creates up-to-date travel news content for the brand’s weekly newsletter, Recommend Weekly, and contributes to various supplements such as the Delta Air Line guides and the Visit Florida supplement. She also works closely on the various content for Recommend’s travel agent education programs offered on recommend.come/get-educated. Michelle’s passion for telling stories and traveling help her write and share with agents news that they can use, while she gets to explore the world.

Favorite place:

Stateside – Boston, Chicago & NYC

Bucket list destinations:

The Greek Isles, Turtle Island in Fiji, an African Safari, visiting the koalas and kangaroos in Australia. Stateside: Nashville,  San Francisco, and Savannah. I’d also like to check out “glamping”.