Marissa Willman

About Marissa

Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert destination through her travel writing.

In a previous life, she worked as an English teacher in South Korea and spent months traveling throughout Asia. Today, Marissa prefers to explore her backyard in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, while occasionally jetsetting as her wanderlust strikes.

Special Interests

Marissa knows a lot about:

  • Surviving hostel dorm rooms
  • Traveling on a dime
  • Living Abroad

Marissa's Special Recommendations

Marissa says, "Don't leave Palm Springs without riding the world's largest aerial tramway. The views at the top are the best in the city!"

10Best Lists by Marissa Willman

Juice Bars Pop Up around the Coachella Valley

Whether you’re looking for a meal on the go or a refreshing sip on a hot desert day, a freshly squeezed juice or blended smoothie is sure to hit the spot. Juice bars have been popping up across the desert as of...


Tee Off at One of Palm Springs' Best Golf Resorts
10Best List

If there's one thing that draws throngs of visitors to the Coachella Valley above all else, it's the golf. More than 100 top notch courses can be found throughout the desert, making it a widely popular destination...