In the Media
Michaela Guzy has been featured in the news as a travel expert on TV and in print, online, and radio. In addition to publishing content on our website and social channels, including both our original video series on YouTube, OTPYM has several media partners that also distribute our content. Below, see our press coverage and a few of our preferred media partners for syndicated and white labeled content. We’re grateful for the talented travel experts and outlets we get to work with and are always open to valuable new partnerships.
Michaela discussed the best of Windy City’s hotel stays on Chicago’s The Jam.
Travel Expert and OTPYM Founder Michaela Guzy talks about her travel essentials that will have you looking and feeling more refreshed than ever. There’s even a little something for your pet.
Michaela was featured on Good Morning Connecticut to share her Spring 2019 travel recommendations.
Michaela returns to her hometown of St. Louis to discuss three dream destinations that you should add to your itinerary in 2019.
Michaela is welcomed back on CBS New York to discuss the best immersive experiences and transformative journeys for this holiday season. From deep within the jungles of Mérida, Mexico, the hot air ballon spectacle over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cappadocia, Turkey, the 300 year old Mobile, Alabama, the scenic drive to the Finger Lakes, New York and getting back to the Outback has never been easier or cheaper.
Michaela Guzy appeared on The Morning Blend (KTNV Las Vegas) during Virtuoso Travel Week to discuss the hottest transformative travel trends that will allow you to experience unexpected wildlife and water in a sustainable fashion. Her “must-go” list includes South Tahoe, Mexico, Peru, and most of all, Malawi, which she considers a trip of a lifetime.
Michaela Guzy appeared on Houston Life (2KPRC) to discuss her Tips & Tricks for Your Next Immersive Travel Experience. She shares her TOP hacks from the road, including the best apps, sites and new airline routes, but most importantly the most immersive travel experiences near and far.
OTPYM’s Founder, Michaela Guzy appeared on WJLA Good Morning Washington to discuss the best flight deals that has allowed her to have transformative, yet relaxing experiences around the world. She talks about the inspiring culture of Cuba, the Cubano Festival in Chicago, the hiking adventures in Australia, and R&R opportunities in Beverly Hills, all with the help of direct flights from JetBlue, Delta, United, and also travel consulting firm, Diaspora Travel, who assists in arranging trips in North America, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
OTPYM founder Michaela Guzy joined morning news show, Fox45 Baltimore in Maryland to share sustainable travel experiences and how to save on flights this spring and summer.
OTPYM founder Michaela Guzy was featured as a travel expert on CBS 2’s evening news in NYC to discuss getting off the grid to unplug during vacations.
Glenn Hausmann of heretostay.tv featured Michaela as an expert about Living Local, Globally. Check out her interview here.
CBS2 NYC featured Michaela speaking as an expert on Warm Winter Getaways That Won’t Break The Bank.
Fox2Now featured Michaela speaking as an expert on Being More Adventurous and Traveling in 2018.
Good Morning Connecticut featured Michaela speaking as an expert on Holiday Getaways for Every Traveler.
Breaking news, headlines, photos, and video from the WPIX 11 Action News team in NYC, NYC. Watch Michaela’s interview with WPIX 11 on Last Minute Travel Deals For The Holiday Season.
Breaking news, headlines, photos and video from the KTNV Channel 13 Action News team, Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch Michaela’s Las Vegas Morning Blend interview on Worldwide Travel Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank
Connecticut’s latest breaking news and video, Weather and Traffic Alerts, School Closings, UConn Huskies and Live Traffic Cameras. Watch Michaela’s Good Morning Connecticut interview on the Top 5 Sustainable Family Experiences in New England and New York.
WJLA is the local ABC affiliate for the greater Washington DC area. From our studios in Arlington, VA ABC7 covers national and local news, sports, weather, traffic and culture and carries entertainment and sports programming. WJLA serves Alexandria, Springfield, Annandale, Tysons, Reston, Ashburn, Centreville and Manassas, Virginia and Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Beltsville, Greenbelt, Bowie, College Park, Largo, Crofton, Annapolis, Hyattsville and Takoma Park, Maryland, and all the communities in between. Watch Michaela’s Good Morning Washington interview on the Top 5 Sustainable Travel Summer Trips on the East Coast.
Style Verify sat down with Michaela Guzy to discuss her departure from corporate America and her journey to creating OTPYM. Read the full story here.
Michaela Guzy is part of the distinguished Clean Plates Collective as the sustainable travel expert. The Clean Plates Collective is an elite group of celebrities, industry thought leaders and visionaries who share their knowledge and insider tips on living a clean life from the kitchen to the community.
Michaela Guzy is part of the Thrive Global network of contributors. Founded by Ariana Huffington, the site aims to give people the tools to live a whole, stress-free and sustainable life.
Michaela was so excited to share her story of the inspiring folks she met during her first DayBreaker in the “Morning Mischief” e-newsletter to DayBreaker’s global community of inspiring booty shakers. You can read her story here.
In “8 Airport Diversions That Might Actually Make You Happy About Your Layover” Michaela’s expert tips were featured for Portland, San Francisco, Denver and Chicago.
During International Luxury Travel Market in CANNES, (December 2015), OTPYM interviewed travel industry experts to discuss, the emerging face of luxury and how brands are working to meet the ever changing needs of the discerning luxury traveler. Watch the sizzle reel on the new luxury and complete video Robb Report: The Importance of Experience to Luxury Travelers, published in May 2016.
Daily Motion is a French based web video community. In October 2016, Daily Motion launched the Michaela Guzy channel, featuring a curated selection of Michaela’s Map, OhThePeopleYouMeet and special feature videos, ranging from our Burning Man coverage to responsible tourism in Cambodia.
Since 2015, Yahoo syndicates OTPYM’s original web video series, Michaela’s Map, the first being Bhutan: The Land of Happiness and followed by several of our features from around the world.
TDM produces more culinary content than any other resource, canvassing the world to bring you the best food and drink experiences at all levels, around the table, at home or on the road. The site delivers a fresh take on dining news and trends and helps it’s over 8 million monthly uniques succeed in the kitchen while highlighting the unifying aspects of food and drink and celebrating the people who create them. The Daily Meal features a variety of Michaela’s Map video content. Tune into the OTPYM channel.
Michaela was quoted as a travel expert in The 20 Worst Mistakes to Make While Traveling, providing insight for first time global travelers on the importance of respecting local customs and doing your research on a destination before visiting. She also offered her safari expertise in 39 Tips to Help You Plan the Most Amazing (and Affordable) Safari. Most recently you can find her quoted in The 33 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2018. Click here to read more!
Michaela’s expert advice on hotels in Cape Town, South Africa was featured in the Conde Nast Traveller India October 2015 issue, print and web editions.
OTPYM and Michaela Guzy were featured in Conde Nast Traveler’s, Word of Mouth section in August 2015 for her videos on South Africa. View the section here.
Michaela is quoted as an industry influencer in Bain & Co’s 15th annual Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study as published on View on ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market).
Michaela was selected as a travel expert/editor-in-chief of Tripsavvy’s (formerly About.com) Sustainable Travel website. Tripsavvy is a TOP 15 site in the world. Since December 2015, Michaela & Nikki along with select contributors will be responsible for creating and curating all of the thought-provoking and inspiring content. We publish expert info. including guides to and overviews of the world’s top Sustainable Travel destinations and resorts, explanations of industry-specific terms, and contextual information on eco-friendly and sustainable travel.
WeWork’s digital magazine, Creator, featured Michaela and the story of making her dream a reality in Building a Business out of Traveling the World. Michaela also curated and moderated a panel discussion for members called, “The Millennial Mindset: Travel as a Lifestyle, Transformation and Community“. She co-authored a trends forecast as a result of the conversation.
Peter Greenberg is the Travel Editor of CBS and host of Peter Greenberg Worldwide, a live, three-hour weekly radio program from different remote locations around the globe heard on a combined 400+ stations in the USA. Michaela’s video series has been featured along with multiple radio segments and the web story Voluntourism: Six Change-Makers in Africa.
Johnny Jet posts provide everything from travel tips on the ground to air travel secrets. Michaela’s contributions include hotel recommendations, safari operator coverage and an adventure focus- but sometimes a few shopping tips sneak in! Johnny Jet receives 250,000 unique visitors a month. Read Michaela’s contributions to the inside travel site including her travel style bio.
As Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet, Michaela was featured in two video interviews on Travel Savvy TV. Michaela Guzy’s World Adventures follows her through Bhutan, South Africa, Botswana and Australia as she gives Travel Savvy the scoop on her most memorable travel experiences. In Michaela Guzy’s Top Unexpected NYC Experiences, Michaela shares her favorite hidden gems in her home city.
HSMAI Awards best in show went to Tourism Australia for the Michaela’s Map Australia video series, written, filmed and produced by Michaela and the OTPYM production team.
A magazine published six times a year exclusively for the top clients of Virtuoso travel consultants. It is mailed to the homes of 200,000 of these readers whose desire for highly personalized travel experiences. VIRTUOSO LIFE speaks to luxury travelers with a passion to explore the world at its best and to experience it in rare and unique ways. It covers luxury cruising, top vacation destinations, hotel and resort stays, cultural tours, spa retreats, private jet charters, and custom itineraries around the globe. Read Michaela’s feature on Peruvian life in A Taste of Lima.
Everett Potter: postcards from the road and photos of the local people with the emphasis on the connection between the people and places. The site has 35,000 unique visitors a month. Michaela’s first video feature was Travel Evangelist in Africa and has continued to contribute video content since.
Michaela was featured in a two-part interview with life coach and podcast host Bryan Teare of The Quarter Life Comeback. Watch part 1 and part 2 of “Ripping off Life’s Band-Aids with Michaela Guzy.”
Cereal Entrepreneur is a new destination profiling entrepreneurs behind today’s most intriguing startups. Michaela was featured as a October 2015 entrepreneur. Check out her profile here.
The first and only international print magazine devoted exclusively to unlocking the truly explosive power of social media for its readers. Inside every issue, Social Media Monthly are on the front lines showing innovators, thought leaders, marketers and small businesses how to do something new, something different, and something more with social media. Print publication is distributed in 20+ countries and website garners 8,000+ monthly uniques. Michaela’s article, “Shedding the Proverbial Golden Handcuffs” appears in the May Travel Issue.
Smartflyer is award-winning, full-service firm catering to both the leisure and corporate travelers. SmartFlyer’s leisure team arranges tailored experiences that are known to be exceptional, one-of-a-kind and always designed with their clients in mind– providing value added benefits wherever possible. The site has featured Michaela’s Map: Peru video series and continues to be a partner of OTPYM.
Huffington Post contributor Richard Bangs featured OTPYM’s journey through Cuba after the travel ban was lifted. Check out Michaela’s Map: Cycling through Central Cuba in Cyclepaths in Cuba, published April 2015.
Mr. Aristotle, a boutique experience company from Sydney, Australia, featured one of the first of the Michaela’s Map video series, Michaela’s Map: Milan Italy: Money can buy Access.
Michaela sat down with L-atitude to share a list of her favorite home base haunts, including hidden shopping gems and local eateries. ShopLatitude.com is an exclusive online women’s boutique for designer and luxury fashion from around the globe. ShopLatitude’s fashion blog brings you closer to the world’s most exclusive destinations.
For over 43 years, Recommend has been helping travel agents sell travel by providing them with in-depth destination and product information. Its editors travel the globe previewing, reviewing, and crafting experiential articles that make for some of the most informative and engrossing destination content available today. Recommend’s print product has over 132,000 readers and it’s e-newsletter is has over 30,000 opt-in subscribes. Read Michaela’s, “The hottest travel destinations for 2014 are between 10° and 40° degrees Longitude” featured December 2013.
ConvergTV is about choice in television and that choice is more than whats on. It’s about what you want to watch, when you want to watch it. With the launch of The Venture Channel and more new channels coming, bringing you the best in new television, with shows that deliver value and entertainment. Subscribe to view the content, including Michaela’s Map series.
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Pepper was featured in The 13 Best Small Towns of South America with her pick, Alcântara, Brazil. Andes Transit provides transit information and content throughout South America.
GoBankingRates offers content, news and tools for its readers. In their May 2015 feature on travel trends, Nikki Pepper speaks to the growing popularity of hostels in 37 Cheap Travel Tips for Millennials.
TeleZüri, the biggest and most successful private regional TV channel in Europe has a reach of 500,000 people per day (that’s a lot for Switzerland) and features Michaela’s Map video series.
MediaPost is an integrated publishing and content company whose mission is to provide a complete array of resources for media, marketing, and advertising professionals. Read Harvey Chipkin’s article on Michaela’s transition from corporate travel to OTPYM founder.
Michaela is quoted multiple times throughout Mia Taylor’s article on the travel planning site HipMunk.com titled, “Endangered Destinations: Go Before They’re Gone.” Mia leads off the article‘s list of destinations and what to do/avoid at each by echoing Michaela’s advice on how to change your mindset to travel more sustainably.
Michaela writes for Highways Magazine. Check out her story on pages 58-63, “Untouched Africa in Malawi and Zambia.”
Michaela was featured in She Spends to discuss how she started OTPYM along with her inspirations and methods to overcome challenges she faced to create a successful business.
Michaela, the expert traveler, has learned a few tricks over the years to make the hassles of traveling a little smoother. In an article for Clean Plates, she shares a great tip to help you on your future journeys. Read all the tips here.
Ever feel like your brain is racing a mile a minute? Michaela shares her favorite technique for slowing things down. Click here for more.
Michaela was quoted in 11 media outlets, reaching over 630 million people as creator of the documentary that will showcase Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit to Sierra Leone. Of that 630 million, MSN’s repost of the TravelPulse article has garnered over 545 million impressions.
With the rise of booking sites and confident travelers, do people need travel agents anymore? Recent studies reveal the answers. Check out “Why Plan With A Pro” featuring OTPYM founder Michaela Guzy.