Becca Blond is an award winning travel and luxury lifestyle writer who has authored some 33 Lonely Planet guides. She is a regular contributor for, where she wrote their digital guide to French Polynesia, which she visits as often as possible. She also covers Denver for USA Today, where she lives with her three travel writing dogs: two bully breeds and a Chiweenie (follow the pups on their Instagram @jetsetpup) who also blog. Follow Becca on social media @PlanetBlond.