Wandering Carol – a luxury travel blogger

Life as a travel writer takes you to some spectacular places. In Carol’s career as a travel columnist, spa expert, freelance writer and luxury travel blogger she’s visited some of the world’s best hotels, top spas and most authentic out-of-the-way places. She sees no reason to stop now.

 

Luxury travel blogger Wandering Carol

Who is Wandering Carol?

Wandering Carol is Carol Perehudoff, a freelance writer and luxury travel blogger based in Toronto. She is highly overeducated with an English degree, a Masters degree in Visual Art and an MBA, which she got in Korea. By accident. (Remind her to tell you the story sometime.)

She’s not the world’s best traveller, but she may be the most enthusiastic luxury travel blogger around, especially if her trips involves mountains, hot springs, spas, art and/or shoe shopping. Her most recent purchase? A Murano glass chandelier in Venice, because everyone needs more light in their life.

Wandering Carol in Norcia, Italy

Hanging with the animals in Norcia, Italy

Travel articles

In addition to working as a luxury travel blogger, Carol has written for a number of top newspapers and magazines throughout North America and beyond. Her travel articles have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Star, enRoute Magazine, Review Magazine, Pure Canada, Royal Wings, the Chicago Tribune, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post Dispatch, New Orleans Times-Picayune, New Hampshire Union Leader Post, the Halifax Chronicle Herald, Vancouver Sun and St. Petersburg Times. There are more but she’s tired of writing.

Travel Essays

When she’s not out roaming the world as a luxury travel blogger, she’s holed up writing deeply profound travel essays. No really. Her narrative essays have appeared in the online literary journal BOULDERPAVEMENT 2012, and in the travel anthologies A Woman’s Europe, published by Travelers Tales, 2004, and Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo published by Seal Press, 2007. Other essays have won honourable mentions but never a first. Something to aspire to!

Wandering Carol in Churchill Manitoba Canada

Looking for polar bears on Hudson Bay

Travel Writing Awards

Every so often she gets lucky and wins a writing award (though she’s not having much luck with the lottery). In case you are curious here’s a list of her various awards and honours:

 

  • 2015 Named one of FlipKey’s Top Toronto-Based Bloggers
  • 2014 Voted one of the 10 Best Luxury Travel Bloggers in the USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
  • 2012 Semi-finalist, 2012 Florida Review Editors’ Awards contest.
  • 2010 Fellowship to attend the Narrative Journalism Program at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
  • 2009: Shortlisted, University of Michigan – Prague Summer Program 2009 Fellowship Competition
  • 2008: Award of Merit, Bylined Column, NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Awards
  • 2008: Award of Merit, Resort Category, NATJA Awards
  • 2008: Shortlisted in the Event Magazine Nonfiction Writing Contest
  • 2008: Honorable Mention in the University of New Orleans Study Abroad Program in Arts and Writing Contest
  • 2008: Choice Hotels Award of Excellence, Canadian Destination – TMAC Awards2007: 1st Place, Historical Travel in the NATJA Awards
  • 2007: Runner Up, Bylined Column in the NATJA Awards
  • 2007: Honorable Mention, Local Lifestyles in the NATJA Awards
  • 2006: Cayman Islands Media Award, Excellence in Caribbean Travel Writing – TMAC Awards
  • 2006: Runner Up, Bylined Column in the NATJA Awards
  • 2005: 1st Place, Cruise Category in the NATJA Awards
  • 2005: 2nd Place, Leisure Category in the NATJA Awards

Professional Affiliations

Carol is a member of SATW (Society of American Travel Writers),  TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Carol!

    I hope you remember me from the Toronto apartment on Jarvis all those moons ago!

    Are you still getting people jumping off buses to take photos of you?

    Would love to get in touch.

    Jane:)

  2. Jean Raoul Fournier says

    Hello Carol,

    Read with great interest your article about The Triangle, Bermuda … (in The Star)

    You mention the word CARIBBEAN in the title, which is a bit confusing as we know that Bermuda is NOT in the Carribean …. even those gorgeous islands of the Bahamas are not part (technically speaking) of the Caribbean …

    Just wanted to tell you that .. that you probably know already !

    I am just back from my 49th travel to the … Carribean …

    Thank you and take care !

    Jean-Raoul Fournier
    French Writer
    Toronto

  3. says

    Hi Jean-Raoul. Thanks for reading my Bermuda article. Yes, Bermuda is in the Atlantic but the Toronto Star put it in the Caribbean section, likely because it’s an island destination. Have fun on your 50th trip!

  4. says

    Dear carol,
    My name is Cara Bertoia and my husband and I have written a novel about our years of working as croupiers for Princess Cruises and at casinos around the world. Because of your great expertise in travel writing I would love to send you a copy to read. I have enclosed the press release so that you can find out a little more about our novel and about us. So please reply with an e-mail address so that I can send our novel to you.
    Thank you, Cara Bertoia

    Cruise Quarters – A Novel About Casinos and Cruise Ships released by Amazon

  5. Patrick Milroy says

    “Even the easy hikes around town are given added complications.”

    This sentence needs to be re-written. Perhaps, when you wrote “added”, you meant “additional”. It is a tautology to say “added”. Either a situation has one complication, or it does not. If it has a second complication, it has an “additional” complication, et cetera.

  6. says

    Carol,
    I really enjoy your blog and I was wondering if I could use your picture from the “Top-of-the-World” tub. I have a small ski tuning business in Truckee, CA and I think the picture would be great on my website to promote the apres ski lifestyle. Please let me know.

    Thanks

  7. says

    Hi Carol, sorry I missed you at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. I love the image of you sitting underneath an art show I curated in the spa by Tania Love. I created the yogagurl program and studio there as well…let me know if you would like to visit and take a yoga class in the future! PS I am also a raw chocolate lover!
    Whine less, Breathe more, Alex

  8. says

    Hi Alex, Yes, sorry I missed you, too. I love the piece by Tania Love in the lounge. I hope it becomes a permanent fixture. I’ll definitely do a yoga class with you sometime. Although I am really very bad at yoga.

  9. says

    Hey Carol! Thanks for friend-ing me on FB. Its been great to cruise around your website and learn about you. Although not new to traveling I am new to the whole travel writing scene so its great to be in touch with someone so accomplished!

  10. says

    Hi, Carol,

    I loved your article on Normandy and the upcoming Impressionist Festival in 2013. I was living in France during the first one and it was fabulous! I am so happy that Normandy is opening its doors to the world again. It is such a lovely region of France.

  11. dave says

    Hi Carol Im having an exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto April6th and Tom Thomson Gallerythe 7th. Hope you can make it. Dave.

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