Gabriella Ribeiro Truman

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Gabriella Ribeiro Truman
A child of parents both heavily involved in the travel industry, Gabriella Ribeiro Truman was born to do her job. By day she owns and operates Trumarketing, a boutique sales, marketing and PR firm servicing tourism-related clients from around the world. Also a frequent blogger, she produces The Explorateur and The Explorateur Portfolio, online guides and e-newsletter series for the globally curious, delivering insider travel tips, honest hotel reviews and exclusive deals for subscribers only. Her travels for both work and leisure take her around the world year after year, and despite the schedule, Gabriella actively works with an orphanage in South Africa, striving to raise funds and assist with securing volunteer doctors to provide medical care for children in need. Proud to be- A North Jersey native, Portuguese, Italian, and a graduate of Boston University. Gabriella also holds an MBA in Marketing. Things she can’t do without- Travel, NY Yankees, great food, James Bond films, laughter, family, international spy thriller novels, Sunday dinner, soccer, 80’s movies, bulldogs, and ah yes, TRAVEL.

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Articles From Gabriella Ribeiro Truman
Tuesday Nov 27, 2012 50:00 PM ET
Lisa Hochstein's effervescence is contagious, and it's impossible not to like her from the start. I recently caught up with Lisa and she shared her fitness and nutrition secrets and talked about keeping it real on TV.
Wednesday Sep 26, 2012 05:00 PM ET
It may sound like a movie you've seen before, but this time TLC has managed to persuade real-life royals to go undercover and explore what happens when they head to America to live, work, and search for love in the new series, Secret Princes.
Monday Sep 10, 2012 45:00 PM ET
Accomplished and acclaimed, top celebrity chef and mixologist Kathy Casey is a true pioneer in the bar chef movement. Kathy talks to TMR about her involvement in the "Urbanspoon Guides" series.
Wednesday Jun 6, 2012 55:00 PM ET
Some call him "Dr. Fix It," media call on him when they need an expert opinion, and these days he's become several reality TV stars' best friend. Dr. Fiorillo has long been a leader in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery, and now everybody knows it.
Wednesday May 30, 2012 30:00 PM ET
Renee Graziano is a force. Throughout two seasons of Mob Wives, she's let us in to her life where we've seen this strong, outspoken mother and loyal friend thrust on a journey of up and downs bigger than most of us can even imagine.
Friday May 25, 2012 20:00 PM ET
It's no surprise that this acclaimed executive and current chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records is rocking his current role as mentor for the lucky group of aspiring stars on American Idol.
Saturday May 19, 2012 30:00 PM ET
Actor and activist Andrew Jackson is on a mission. He works tirelessly on a unique project designed to save the world's remaining polar bears who remain at risk. In a recent chat, Jackson revealed the secret to the project's success thus far and the global impact that continues to grow.
Monday Apr 30, 2012 30:00 PM ET
Throw two internationally renowned chefs, a group of hungry contestants, a multi-destination worldwide itinerary, and a competition full of tasks and challenges into a pot, follow it with a camera crew, mix it together and you've got Bravo's newest culinary competition that soars to new global heights.
Wednesday Apr 25, 2012 55:00 PM ET
It started as an April Fool’s Joke that Westjet and Ryanair both found quite amusing, and has now evolved into one of the most hotly-contested airline topics in recent weeks — the child-free flight.
Sunday Mar 18, 2012 50:00 PM ET
One thing’s for sure in the world of Manhattan real estate — swimming in the realtor shark pool takes guts and innovation. Case in point, Ryan Serhant, one of Bravo’s new Golden Boys on the new series Million Dollar Listing New York.
Saturday Feb 11, 2012 20:00 PM ET
Eleven years and counting — that's a lifetime for a TV program these days and American Idol is celebrating a huge milestone this year, despite dwindling ratings. Idol head honcho Nigel Lythgoe isn't a bit worried about where the show is going, or which voice-related shows are chasing Idol's star.
Thursday Feb 2, 2012 50:00 PM ET
Kiefer Sutherland took a few minutes to chat with The Morton Report about his latest endeavor as he stars in Fox's new highly acclaimed series Touch, and his outlook on his new alter ego.
Wednesday Jan 18, 2012 00:00 AM ET
Andrew Zimmern has done it all when it comes to the culinary world. Now, the James Beard Award-winner, accomplished writer, chef and teacher has decided to ditch his passport and dedicate his time to taking viewers through the backyards of America in his newest series, Bizarre Foods America.
Thursday Jan 12, 2012 00:00 AM ET
If you don't already know the name Dr. Frank Sileo, you soon will. A full-time child psychologist voted as one of New Jersey's favorite kids doctors, dynamic public speaker, and author of three books, he maintains a successful track record of helping children all over the country.
Tuesday Dec 20, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Marcus Canty was on the last leg of the two-year run his mother granted him to pursue his dream when fortune struck at the last minute and he found himself being selected by judge LA Reid as one of the contestants in the Boys category. How does Marcus rate his experience on The X Factor? Have a listen...
Saturday Dec 17, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Kathy Wakile, one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, opens up about the show, her passion for cooking, and keeping your cool through the holiday madness.
Friday Dec 16, 2011 35:00 AM ET
Every Portuguese kid in America grows up just a little bit differently. We're taught the names of every athlete and celebrity that has even a trace of Portuguese roots from the time we're young, we eat, we yell, we laugh, we celebrate family, we obsess over soccer, and we are fiercely proud of where we come from.
Monday Dec 12, 2011 00:00 PM ET
The X Factor has taken the US by storm. Simon Cowell's decision to take this powerhouse program from an already successful venture in Britain to America has paid off handsomely, drawing in viewers by the millions twice a week as the country tunes in to watch performers and vote on their fate.
Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 20:00 PM ET
When it comes to drive and determination, Alexa Prisco's got it going on. This ultra-successful dynamo is otherwise known to America as The Glam Fairy, and currently ruling not only the world of makeup, but the airwaves too as she takes her beauty concept to a new level with a new TV series to boot.
Thursday Nov 17, 2011 40:00 PM ET
When it to being "in the know," CEO and founder Robin Ross gives a new meaning to the word insider.
Thursday Nov 10, 2011 25:00 PM ET
It’s hard to think of something travel and food related that Tony Bourdain actually hasn’t done (or eaten), but he’s surprised us again with a new show that hits the ground running, delivering a delightful roller coaster of a ride through 24-47 hour visits to thrilling places around the world.
Thursday Oct 27, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Jonah Hill discusses the trials and tribulations of a snarky, pretentious 7-year-old who goes from silver spoon to plastic fork, and attempts to navigate the muddy waters of public school while adjusting to an unconventional family life in his new show Allen Gregory.
Thursday Oct 13, 2011 40:00 PM ET
You’ve got to hand it to Ryanair’s spectacular tactics and PR stunts Their sheer nerve alone is enough to shock you at first, and then move you to throes of hysterical laughter.
Friday Oct 7, 2011 30:00 AM ET
On behalf of millions of Americans, I beseech most of the US-based airlines to stop, look and listen to those around you, and fix what’s wrong. Here are some tips on where to start.
Thursday Sep 29, 2011 25:00 PM ET
I admit it, I've been a fan of Jersey Shore since day one.I cannot relate to these people in the least, save for the fact that I've been seeing previous incarnations of these kids since I was old enough to...
Thursday Sep 29, 2011 20:00 PM ET
If anyone dares you to try a hotpot in Shanghai, just say no. Really. That is unless you have a bit of an inside track on where to go, and are toting the proper anti-inflammatory equipment.
Thursday Sep 22, 2011 55:00 PM ET
There comes a time each year in every frequent flyer's life when, upon realizing it's already mid-September, one must make a serious decision.
Tuesday Sep 13, 2011 00:00 PM ET
The next time you find yourself in a hotel lobby in Holland, you might just unknowingly be checking in to the next pop-up location of The Divorce Hotel.
Sunday Sep 4, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Gray. Serious. Complicated. Enormous ... Sao Paulo defies everything you’ve learned or thought about the famed carefree, colorful, sexy vibrancy of Brazilian life. That is, until you step inside.
Thursday Aug 25, 2011 05:00 AM ET
No matter how deep of a recession the world has been in, the hotel industry has not ceased to amaze us with its rapid expansion and innovation, staying the course and plowing forward with a childlike obliviousness to the world's woes.
Thursday Aug 18, 2011 55:00 PM ET
Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Or, if you’re a typical restaurant, give someone a dish and he’ll eat that meal, but what happens after that?  Especially if that person is facing tremendous hardship and...
Friday Aug 12, 2011 00:00 AM ET
This blissful beverage that elicits instant effervescent happiness is simple enough in its composition but incredibly difficult to describe exactly how delicious and uniquely flavored it truly is.
Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 55:00 PM ET
There are frequent travelers, and then there are road warriors -- those who work in travel, love to travel, and embrace it as a way of life. Case in point, award-winning travel reporter Carmen Roberts of BBC's Fast Track.
Friday Jul 29, 2011 40:00 PM ET
When foodies converse with fellow foodies, it gets heated. Competitive culinary banter can reach all sorts of maniacal levels, generally followed by someone going down the El Bulli reminiscence route which can stop the one-upping in its tracks.
Thursday Jul 21, 2011 25:00 AM ET
Kenya launches a dramatic means of educating the population on social issues.
Thursday Jul 14, 2011 00:00 AM ET
St. Petersburg has eternally resided on my radar. Perhaps it was those confusing "Don't cross the Iron Curtain" lessons we were taught back in elementary school, those two years of Russian I took in high school or the plethora of international spy thrillers that I burn through like wildfire...
Thursday Jul 7, 2011 40:00 PM ET
I fly. Often. I’ve logged over a million miles across various airlines and spent an inordinate amount of money over the years - it’s just part of what I do for a living, and who I am. When I travel,...
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Despite all of the world's financial woes, "mega resorts" continue to be churned out at a maddening pace. Indoor skiing in the middle of the desert, islands shaped like nations, and the world's first underwater luxury hotel getting underway in...
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 00:00 AM ET
In the hotel stratosphere, just about every player clings to a superlative as their claim to fame - the largest rooms, the biggest lounges, the best views, and so on until a traveler's eyes are so glazed over they forget what they were searching for in the first place.
Thursday Jun 16, 2011 15:00 PM ET
This week, I happened upon an old boarding pass stuck on the bottom of one of my bags and it hit me that it was exactly one year ago when I stepped off of a peaceful flight to Johannesburg and...

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