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Michelle da Silva Richmond, St. Petersburg / Clearwater Local Expert

About Michelle

Michelle da Silva Richmond

Michelle da Silva Richmond is an award-winning travel editor and member of the Society of American Travel Writers and other journalism organizations. 

She has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, consumer and trade magazines and in-flight publications. In addition, she has co- authored and contributed to many guide books and was a weekly travel columnist for a metropolitan Connecticut daily newspaper.

Growing up abroad, combined with a colorful career as a Pan Am flight attendant fueled her wanderlust and passion for travel.

She lived in Mexico City for nearly 20 years and has visited nearly 100 countries. Her bags are always packed.

Special Interests

Michelle knows a lot about:

  • Airlines, Cruises, Spas, Resorts
  • Mexico, Europe, Portugal, New England
  • Honeymoons, Romance, Luxury Travel

Michelle's Special Recommendations for St. Petersburg / Clearwater

Whether you're a beach-goer or a landlubber, you'll find many wonderful things for the whole family to do in the St Petersburg/Clearwater area.


10Best Lists by Michelle da Silva Richmond

10 best places to shop in St. Petersburg
10Best List

After you experience the area's soothing beaches, fine restaurants and enticing attractions, it might be time for a little retail therapy. If you like indoor mall shopping, especially popular during the intense...