Luxury + Travel + Wellness + Wine

Donna writes about extraordinary luxury hotels, wellness resorts,
spas, clean beauty, and organic wines & spirits.

Over 22 years and counting, Donna Sozio has covered luxury travel, wellness, lifestyle, wine, and beauty. She's penned 80+ feature articles, celebrity interviews, destination reports, and guest contributor editorial pieces for JW Marriott Magazine,,,, Sydney Morning Herald,,, and more. Celebrity interviews include Mandy Moore, Jillian Michaels, Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White, and others.

"Donna has been a wonderful, loyal freelancer and friend. She is constantly on the hunt for story ideas for me (I edit a site called The Plum) and has embraced the mission of my publication as if it were her own. In addition to being a skilled reporter and writer, her infectious spirit makes her a complete joy to work with."
-Didi Gluck, VP Editorial Content Leader at MANIFEST LLC


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JWM Magazine
Wellness Spot: Forest Bathing in Singapore
Wellness Spot: Thermae Bucharest
JWM Magazine Who Brew?
7 Reasons the Cayman Islands Are the Perfect Destination to Relax and Recharge
How to Enjoy the Cayman Islands Like a Local
How to Relax in the Cayman Islands
The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in French Polynesia
The Most Romantic Spas in French Polynesia
The Best Ways to Spend Your Beach Days in French Polynesia
Sweden's "Out of the Office Office" Initiative Give Mental Health A Lift
Discover Finland's Secret to Happiness in Magical Lakeland 
Ditch the Devices and Head to the Grand Velas Maya Riviera
Meet VERANA, Mexico's Best Kept Boutique Hotel Secret
Palmaia Is Your New Work Away Office in Playa del Carmen, No Shirt or Shoes (or Pants!) Required
Mexico's Costa Careyes Is Your Next Wellness Escape in Big Nature 
We'll Have All the Wine, All of It: Our 150+ Best Organic Wine Picks of 2021
Forget Shots. This Is How to Really Enjoy Tequila. 
Here's Your Weekend Getaway in SLO: Local Wine, Artisanal Cheese & Farm Fresh Eats
Say Goodbye to 2020 with These Sparkling Wines Made with Organic Grapes
A Safe Wine & Wellness Trip Up California's Central Coast 
Experience Adler Dolomiti, a Spring Skiing Wellness Escape
3 Must-visit Los Angeles Healthy Hotel Hotspots and Wellness Retreats
How to Have the Perfect Weekend in Waikiki
Why "Cayman Rejuvenate" Is your Next Wellness Retreat
The 8 Best Wine Estate Hotels in Italy
Save the Holidays with these Fun & Festive Events in California (and your Local Area Too!)
Mandy Moore's Secrets to Radiant Health (That You Can Totally Do!)
5 Pro Tips from Jillian Michaels to Thrive in Challenging Times
13 Ways to Stay Healthy While Indoors
10 Ways to Cleanse and Reset your Body During Quarantine
 I Joined a Meditation Studio and It Changed my Brain
The 10 Best Bottles of Sparkling Wine to Pop for the Holidays
The Best Natural Beauty and Skincare Supplements to Nourish your Skin
The Complete Guide to Healing Medicinal Mushrooms
Adult Acne: How to Treat It
What Is Ikigai?
Embracing my (Mostly Gray) Hair

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Luxury Hotels and Spas Brands I've worked with:


The Golden Door Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
L'Auberge del Mar
Terranea Resort
Napili Kai Beach Resort
Vintners Inn
MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
Fairmont Kea Lani
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger


Grand Velas Maya Riviera
Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences


Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
L'Albergo della Regina Isabella
The Merrion Hotel Dublin
Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort
San Montano Resort & Spa
Nun Assisi Relais Spa & Museum
Powerscourt Hotel & Gardens
Hotel Savoy, Florence
MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
Hotel de Russie
Hotel Amigo
The Radisson Blu Marseille
Relais Santa Croce Florence
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze


Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
Vahine Island and Resort
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa