Vicki Arkoff

Editor of HolidayGoddess.com, co-author of the Holiday Goddess travel books (HarperCollins), and Contributing Editor of JustLuxe.com.

Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, lifestyle and fashion. She is also Editor for Holiday Goddess, the online destination for chic women travelers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, and BBC. She's co-author of the bestselling Holiday Goddess books (HarperCollins and iTunes) including 'The Holiday Goddess Guide to Paris, London, New York, Rome' which spent nearly 10 months in the travel Top 10. Four city guidebooks followed and were named 'books of the month.' As editor, Vicki's other books include 'Sinatra' (DK), 'Inside Mad' (Time-Life) and 'Virgin Los Angeles' (Virgin Books). She is one of the Usual Gang of Idiots for MAD Magazine, an entertainment reporter (Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, CREEM), and authorized biographer for pop culture icons from the Beach Boys to Beastie Boys, Paul McCartney to MC Hammer.
The Best Disneyland Hotels
July 2, 2013
Need to book some Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Rest? Los Angeles Holiday Goddess editor Vicki Arkoff has some suggestions. After a tiring day at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, there's nothing you'll appreciate more than your hotel bed. So better pick it carefully: the neighborhood has dozens of lodging options from swanky to skanky.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium: Welcome to Hollywierd, California
July 2, 2013
Vicki Arkoff knows Los Angeles better than any other Holiday Goddess editor. So how weird, exactly, is Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium? And did she survive seeing a trout with fur?
Inside The Statue of Liberty's Head
July 2, 2013
The Statue of Liberty celebrated her birthday just as our new book, The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide, was also being born. If you want to read a fresh angle on Liberty, then don't miss Vicki Arkoff's expert guide in our New York chapter (pictured here, illustrated by Anna Johnson.) Even better, we have an additional F.A.Q for you, so you don't have to pester the U.S. park rangers, when it's your turn to get inside Liberty’s head.
The Beginner's Guide to the Hollywood Bowl
July 2, 2013
The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles is almost a second home to US editor Vicki Arkoff. But if it's your first time, how should you proceed? And where are the best seats? This is the only guide you’ll ever need. But don't drop the wine.
Family Road-trip: The Best of College Football
July 2, 2013
Got American Football Fever? Go, College, Rah! But book your trip to the USA well before the season starts. Story - Holiday Goddess Editor Vicki Arkoff
Driving America: The Survival Guide
July 2, 2013
Vicki Arkoff survives drunk roller-skaters in Los Angeles and has some good advice about honking in New York. Don't do it.
The Ten Best Free Museums in Los Angeles
July 2, 2013
Vicki Arkoff likes the Woody Allen joke about L.A. culture but still recommends the city's remarkable free museums and galleries. This is her personal top ten.
For Train Maniacs: Joel McHale's Perfect Family Day in L.A.
July 2, 2013
Visiting LA with Joel Hale is a Hollywood epic. Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin worked with him on The Big Year but how does he spend his time in Los Angeles, on a big day off?
Palm Springs: Family-Friendly Casual Luxury
July 2, 2013
Vicki Arkoff, our woman in Los Angeles, reviews the most luxurious Palm Springs hotels in California.
Checking into the Beverly Hills Hotel with The Osbournes
July 2, 2013
Checking In With Sharon Osbourne at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles is unforgettable. And staying there is something else. Story Holiday Goddess Editor Vicki Arkoff.
The One-and-Only Vera Bradley Outlet Sale: Fort Wayne, Indiana
April 8, 2013
It's almost time for one of America's favorite girlfriend getaways to the annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, the annual event that attracts thousands of savvy shoppers from across the US with its deep discounts of 40-60%-off retail prices for handbags, luggage, stationery and accessories from eyeglasses to cell phone cases.
A Star is Born! Vera Bradley Welcomes Baby
March 22, 2013
Just in time for Spring, Vera Bradley welcomes a brand new brand, Baby. Arriving March 14, 2013, the new line for newborns is the first for proud mother Vera Bradley, the coveted women's accessories brand founded in 1982 by two friends, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller.
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