Wendy is Condé Nast Traveler's Director of Consumer News and Digital Community. She has written the magazine's practical advice column The Perrin Report for 16 years and is considered an authority on consumer travel issues. Her feature "The Fabulous 50" was a 2006 finalist for a National Magazine Award, the magazine industry's most prestigious editorial honor. She received the 2005 award for Travel Journalist of the Year conferred by the American Society of Travel Agents. And her exposé about medical care on cruise ships won an investigative journalism award in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.
Wendy's blog, The Perrin Post, has been called "one of the world's best travel blogs" by The Telegraph, recognized as a top blog by SmarterTravel.com, and singled out as the leading travel-magazine blog by business travel expert Joe Brancatelli. Her e-mail newsletter, The Perrin Postcard, goes to 200,000 subscribers monthly. She also writes feature-length articles on a wide variety of travel topics and compiles and edits "Wendy Perrin's Annual List of Top Travel Specialists," which is celebrating its 13th anniversary and has become an industry standard, comprising the world's most expert and well-connected trip designers. The list lives online as The Top Travel Specialists Collection– a TripAdvisor.com of sorts for travel agents and tour operators.
Wendy frequently speaks and moderates panels at conferences and Condé Nast Traveler events. She has addressed audiences everywhere from Barnes & Noble to luxury cruise ships to Harvard University to the United Nations. Television appearances include "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and multiple programs on CNN. As for radio, she was guest host of a month-long travel series on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show in May 2008 and hosted "The Bloomberg Radio/Condé Nast Traveler Report" on the Bloomberg Radio Network, a minute-long feature of travel tips that aired three times daily over a one-year period, as well as "Today's Traveler," another daily minute-long feature broadcast to up to 1,100 Westwood One stations.
Wendy also speaks regularly on how to harness the power of social media. She has been on many lists of twitterers to follow, including Online College Degree's "100 Amazingly Insightful People You Can Learn From on Twitter" and "The New York Post's" 10 Twitter Feeds That'll Get You Up To Speed."