Debra Schroeder

Debra Schroeder

Member Since: Sep 2014

Debra Schroeder is a freelance writer who is always on the go. With a penchant for adventure, she loves active travel, discovering off the beaten path destinations, and finding the hidden gems in every city.

She specializes in finding the value in quality travel by getting the most from your travel dollar and maximizing airline and hotel points.

Debra started collecting frequent flyer miles in 1994, and has visited 31 countries and 5 continents. She flies over 200,000 miles a year.

A former 12-year travel industry executive and Master Cruise Counselor, Debra is a freelance writer, editor and content creator. Her work can be found at:,,, and

Debra is the Social Media Manager for the FWT Magazine Twitter account. FWT Magazine is IFWTWA's Quarterly publication. 

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Published Articles (25)

Where to Stay in Vienna, Austria? Here Are the Top 7 Hotels

Wondering where to stay in Vienna, Austria? These top hotels, luxury to budget, have unique histories from having a role in a murder-suicide, former spy headquarters, and more.

What You Should Know Before Visiting Pearl Harbor

Planning a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor? Use these 7 insider tips to prepare before your visit.

Everything You Should Know Before You Use the Etihad First Class

Your in-flight shower experience will be enhanced if you use these 6 tips before you use the Etihad First Class Apartment showers.
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CowParade comes to San Luis Obispo: Are You Ready to Hit the Cow Trails?

CowParade San Luis Obispo. Fiberglass cows painted by artists, celebrities and designers auctioned for charity. Hit the trail to find all 101 cows.

Review: Eureka Skydeck, the Best Views of Melbourne

Are the best views in Melbourne worth being trapped in a glass box 984 feet above the ground?

Review: Lufthansa 747-8 First Class Los Angeles to Frankfurt

What it’s like to fly First Class on Lufthansa in the 747-8 from Los Angeles to Frankfurt

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Review

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is a great pick for a trip to Chicago. It’s close to downtown and walking distance to Soldier Field.

Transforming Simple Ingredients to Create Great Food

Raising vegan food to an art form. Where eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing taste.

How to Fly Free for Two Years

Say goodbye to expensive airfare with this simple travel hack and learn how to fly free for two years.

Frugal Travel Secrets and Hidden Gems of the San Jacinto Valley

Here’s how you can spend a weekend, a week, or even a month or longer in California without going over budget by staying in the San Jacinto Valley.

Review Golden Village Palms RV Resort: This Ain’t Your Grandparents’ RV Park

Sand volleyball? A beer cart? Pickle Ball? Read why you should stay at Golden Village Palms RV Resort.

The Pier Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge

Review of The Pier Cathay Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge in the Hong Kong Airport

Where to Buy Argentina Blue Dollars When Visiting Iguazu Falls

Visiting Argentina? Here’s where to buy blue dollars on the black market.

Drinking Butterfly Pee in Thailand

Traveling is always a fun adventure. Both in terms of experiences and the subtle nuances of language, especially where English is involved.

San Diego Restaurant Week Brockton Villa Review

An oceanfront view, fine dining without the snobbery, and one of San Diego’s best kept secrets.

How to Get Vienna Opera Standing Room Tickets

The Vienna State Opera is one of the world’s greatest opera houses, and tickets can cost hundreds of euros. But, you can get cheap tickets to see a performance at the Wiener Staatsoper.

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Belize

Is Belize on your bucket list? Here are 5 reasons to travel to Belize.

Top 5 Things You Must Do When You Visit Vienna, Austria

There are so many things to do in Vienna that you could spend several days and not have done or seen everything. Here’s my pick of the top five things you must do when you visit Vienna, Austria.

How to Get Global Entry for Mexico

Skip the lines at immigration when you come back from Mexico.

Where to Get the Best Breakfast in Bend, Oregon

Do yourself a favor and visit this hidden gem for the best breakfast in Bend, Oregon.

Drinking Wine With Ghosts on the Concannon Haunted Hallow Wine Walk

Spector and spirits: a pairing Concannon Wine with Halloween candy

Carving it up: Sandboarding in Dubai

Step out with me and sandboard in Dubai.

A Memorable and Unforgettable Day of Adventure at Xenotes Oasis Maya Cancun

Underwater caves, zip lining, and other soft adventure experiences in Cancun

Fairmont Chateau Laurier Review

Every girl’s dream – spending the night in a castle.

5 Reasons Why You Should Rent Snorkel Gear in Oahu

Vacationing in Oahu? Here are 5 reasons why you should rent snorkel gear vs. bringing it from home.