While Marianella was born and raised in Philadelphia, the cheesesteak city, she’s a lifelong vegetarian. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University and, two weeks later, in June 2015, came to work at Houstonia.

She splits her time between contributing to Houstonia each month and heading up custom projects including District magazine, the Galveston Visitors Guide, and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Kids’ Health Annual.

In her spare time, Marianella loves listening to Drake, cooking, and hanging out with her Betta fish Brody.

Bayougraphy

The Art of Crime

Lois Gibson, forensic artist for HPD, has helped catch thousands of criminals—and now puts her skills to use in unexpected ways.

08/04/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Check it out

Amazon Travel Site Expands to Houston and Other Metro Areas

Users can plan local getaways.

07/30/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Act Fast

Top Vacation Packages of the Week

From Tokyo to Montreal, flight and hotel deals are never-ending.

07/29/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Go On

Jump on July Flight Deals Now

Bargain prices for international destinations

07/08/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Flight Deals

August Promises Cheap Plane Prices

Snag tickets now for an end-of-summer getaway.

06/30/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Rock Talk

A Little Bit of Rock 'n' Roll

Houston sax player Grady Gaines talks about life on the road and his autobiography I've Been Out There.

06/30/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Drink It Up

Barringer Bar Joins Houston’s Nightlife Scene Once Again

Bigger, better, ready to serve

06/26/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Travel News

New Direct Flight Alert: Tokyo

IAH gets a new route to Asia.

06/22/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Act Fast

Flights Deals: ¡Vamos a Visitar México!

Check out these airline prices and get some much-needed sun.

06/19/2015 By Marianella Orlando