We are three avid travelers with busy lives (including kids, husbands, dogs and jobs!) who believe that half the fun of travel is planning the trip. Time and again we realized that the best trips we had were those based on our friends’ recommendations.
We were using social media to share travel recommendations or blast emails requesting recommendations prior to a trip…and we thought to ourselves – there has to be a better way to source and organize travel ideas.
Oliver allows you to capture, plan and share your travel memories with your friends (and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends….you get the point.)
Each week we feature a new destination filled with the skinny on how to get there, what restaurants you need to try, cocktails (yes, please) you must order, shops that will have you needing a bigger closet and the museum that you can skip.
Pack Your Bags…We Are Going All Over!
xx. Courtney, Cynthia + Jen
OLIVER’S TRAVEL ADVISORS
Meredith Long is the Senior Vice President and General Manager, News, Luxury & Style at Time Inc. She is responsible for developing the growth strategy for Time Inc. brands including Time, Fortune, Money, InStyle, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and Departures. As the brand leader, she oversees the overall financial and strategic performance as well as budget reporting. She also oversees these brands’ major franchises and live events such as the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and the Fortune Live Media Division, which includes Fortune Most Powerful Women, the Fortune Global Forum, Brainstorm Tech and many more. Long was previously Group Publisher of Time, Fortune and Money and before that Publisher of Time from 2015 to 2016. In her spare time Mer loves to play tennis, surf, ski and travel the world.
Jenny Mayfield is the Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs at Nextdoor, one of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing startups. In this role, Mayfield is charged with elevating and positioning the company’s brand as well as developing meaningful national partnerships. Prior to joining Nextdoor, Mayfield was the Director of Media Relations at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Mayfield started her career in the White House as a Special Assistant to the Vice President’s Chief of Staff and, later, a Press Secretary to the Vice President.
Mayfield and her hubby and three cute kids live in San Francisco, CA and in her spare time (what is that?) she loves to run (and chase her kids) and she has been all over the world, but her love of all things Southern is still intact.
Matt Nemer is a Senior Advisor at ComCap LLC. He has been a leading Wall Street research analyst for nearly 20 years. Matt was the first sell-side retail analyst to cover Amazon (2007) and recognize the shift this would cause for bricks and mortar retailers. He was also the only US based analyst to cover bricks and mortar retail with pure play ecommerce companies, video commerce companies, and global marketplaces. During his career, Matt has worked on a wide variety of retail and ecommerce transactions, including IPOs and follow ons for Alibaba, Wayfair, Dollar General, Five Below and dozens of other consumer growth companies.
In his spare time, Matt operates a retail store in Marin County, CA where he tinkers with omni channel technology. When he isn’t teaching his kids how to work the new point of sale system, he can be found skiing, hiking, playing tennis or planning his next trip!