Sandra Kay Chambers

member for over 7 years

Member Since:
Aug 2011

Sandra Chambers has written hundreds of travel stories, news stories, features and profiles for more than 20+ publications. She currently is a regular freelance travel writer for Allegiant Air's in-flight magazine Sunseeker;; among others. She has also written articles for WestJet Air's in-flight magazine; IFWTWA's FWT Magazine; Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle;;, Charisma Magazine; Wrightsville Beach Magazine; Lumina News; North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine among others. She has won several writing awards in news reporting, editorial writing and humor writing. She has two honorable mentions in past Writer's Digest annual contests, and won 3rd place in IFWTWA's 2012 Infinity Awards for a published travel story. She recently published a book: Lord, It's Boring in My Prayer Closet (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life). Available at and Kindle. 

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Published Articles (46)

READY, SET, PLAY: Toy Story Land Opens at Walt Disney World

Appears in Allegiant Air’s Aug-Sept. 2018 in-flight magazine. Inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story” films, the long-awaited Toy Story Land officially […]

2018 Annual Dirty Dancing Festival–Lake Lure, NC

Lake Lure, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is a great destination any time of year, but it’s especially fun to visit during the […]

Asheville NC: Discover Small Town Flavor with a Twist of Sophistication

With the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, the town of Asheville has morphed into more than just a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This small mountain town, […]

JAX Craft Brewery Scene

Even though Jacksonville is located on the East Coast, it has a reputation as the “WildWest” of beers for its ingenious craftsmanship and tap room experiences, and there’s no better […]

This Winter Head to a Different Beech–Discover a Winter Paradise in Beech Mountain, NC

(Appears in Feb./Mar. 2018 Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker). When winter arrives, white sandy beaches and warm balmy breezes may beckon, but for a change of pace, head to the […]

Hendersonville’s Unique Food Finds

(Appeared in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker) From cricket tacos to fried chicken, handmade donuts and award-winning desserts, this small North Carolina mountain town is a foodie destination just waiting […]

Sunseeker’s Top 5: Who Has the Best Craft Cocktails in Jacksonville?

Boasting Florida’s youngest population, Jacksonsville’s nightlife and happy hour scene is off the charts. Some of the best craft cocktails are stirred up here using locally grown ingredients, handmade syrups […]

Walt Disney World’s Blockbuster Summer

Visit the long-awaited “Pandora–The World of Avatar” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; take a VIP day-long Star Wars Tour; or enjoy a unique progressive dinner at three Disney Resort Hotels. (Appears […]

Outdoor Family Adventures

Slide down a waterfall, mine for gem stones, zip across mountain forests or visit talking trees in North Carolina’s National Parks and Forests. These fun-filled outdoor adventures are within easy […]

Luxury and History: Two Historic Seaside Hotels

Oceanfront hotels are a dime a dozen along the East Coast seaboard, but it’s a real treat to find two that have survived decades and still exist as stunning destinations. […]

More Disney Fun (Three Parks Offer New Adventures

Published Dec. 2016 Allegiant’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Engage in intergalactic battles at the new Star Wars Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios, view the spectacular “Rivers of Light”nighttime show in Animal […]


(Appears in FWT Magazine-Aug. 2016.)Ridge and Smoky Mountains draw tourists year round, a robust craft beer and hard cider industry is garnering a new kind of tourism. With more breweries […]

Explore Asheville’s Artsy Side

Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker The River Arts District in Asheville, NC, is open year-round and provides a unique opportunity to experience art as it’s being made.

Out-of-Box Food Destinations (Discover Myrtle Beach’s Unique Dining Scene)

Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker Myrtle Beach offers much more than Southern Comfort Food. Dine in a haunted house, sip nitrogen-infused cocktails in a restaurant / art gallery […]

Roam: Three Days in Myrtle Beach

(pgs. 23-25) Appears in West Jet Air’s March 2016 in-flight magazine. Discover the quirky charms of South Carolina’s most popular family vacation destination.

Cheers in Myrtle Beach/ Libations: Southern Style

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine Mar.-Apr. 2016 Three places for a great Happy Hour: A casual wine tasting venue where even flip flops are welcomed, a unique wine- on-tap […]

My Favorite Luxury Spas

Check out my radio interview with Big Blend Radio on “My Favorite Luxury Spas.” An article also appears in their Jan. 2016 Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

Radio Interview with Big Blend Travel Radio–“My Favorite Luxury Spas”

As a travel writer I have experienced many luxurious spas, but on this 1/2 hour travel spot I talk about my top three luxury spas. (Third one down on link.)

Seasonal Splendor at the Omni Grove Park Inn

(Published in the December 2015 issue of Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains, this 100+ year- old, AAA Four-Diamond resort hotel is known for its […]

Luxury and History at Quebec’s Auberge Saint-Antonine Hotel

(Published, Nov. 2015 issue) Located on one of Quebec City’s richest archeological sites, the Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel literally sits atop centuries of history. This luxury hotel seeks to preserve […]

Southern-Traveller Visits Halifax and Peggy’s Cove

(Published on Oct. 2015) “Southern-Traveller Heads North” is a series of blog posts from the IFWTWA 2015 Annual Conference at Sea aboard Holland America’s Maasdam with stops in Bar […]

South Pacific Ambiance Meets Disney Magic

(Published in Food, Wine Travel, The Magazine for IFWTWA-Fall 2015, pages 14-18 plus cover photo) Luxury awaits at Disney’s Aulani Hawaiian Resort and Walt Disney World’s New Polynesian Bungalows in […]

South Pacific Ambience Meets Disney Magic

(Appeared in Fall 2015 issue of Food, Wine, Travel Magazine-pg. 15) Luxury Awaits at Disney’s Aulani Hawaiian Resort and Walt Disney World’s New Polynesian Bungalows in Florida.

Beer City USA

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine Aug. 2015) Hidden in the mountains of western North Carolina, Asheville is famous for its scenic views, local artists and culinary creations. Its newest […]

Come Play at Broadway at the Beach

(Published in Allegiant’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker) Myrtle Beach’s all-in-one entertainment complex offers fun for the entire family. Billed as South Carolina’s largest entertainment venue of its kind, Broadway at the […]

Beyond Orlando’s Theme Parks

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker) Take flight high above Orlando; dive deep into three oceans; or take a selfie with famous stars. Merlin Entertainments, the second largest […]

Downton Abbey Visits the Biltmore

(Published in 2015) Fans of the popular PBS television series Downton Abbey don’t have to travel to Highclere Castle to experience firsthand what life was like at Downton Abbey […]

Barcelo Maya Beach Resort–The Best of the Mexican Riviera

(Published in Dreamscapes Magazine–Nov. 2014) With numerous awards and accolades already garnered, this family-friendly resort offers enhanced luxury with its recent US$50-million renovation.

Happy Meals: Upscale Dining at Walt Disney World Resort

(Published Oct. 2014 in WestJet’s in-flight magazine) Walt Disney World may be a kid’s paradise, but the dining options extend far beyond chicken fingers and fries. Grown-ups looking for a […]

Pampered Youth (Spas for teens and tweens)

(Published in WestJet Air’s in-flight magazine–Oct. 2014) Spas have traditionally been seen as retreats for grown-ups. But, over the last few years, the demand for family spa services has exploded. […]

The Mexican Riviera at It’s Best!

(Published –Aug. 2014) Barceló Maya Beach Resort: People come from all over the world to soak up the sun, swim in the turquoise waters and experience the vibrant culture and […]

Travaasa Hana, Maui, HI

(Published in–May 2014)  Travaasa Hana–Hawaii’s Last True Hawaiian Place.Travaasa Hana, located on the eastern tip of Maui in the quaint town of Hana, offers […]

Where to Golf in Myrtle Beach

(Published in WestJet airline’s in-flight magazine–Apr. 2014) Myrtle Beach Golf by Sandra Chambers. Years ago, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was a popular golf destination for all-male buddy trips, […]

Low Country French Cuisine Along the Grand Strand

(Published in–March 2014) Not your typical down-home Southern cooking (published in Luxe Beat Magazine) While Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a great destination for Calabash-style seafood and Southern comfort […]

Maui’s Unique Spa Adventures

(Published–Dec. 2013) Maui’s Unique Spa Adventures–Surrounded by breath-taking mountains, soothing ocean breezes and a relaxing calm that permeates the island culture, a visit to Maui is not complete without […]

Maui Spa Adventures

(Published in–Feb. 2013) Surrounded by breath-taking mountains, soothing ocean breezes, and a relaxing calm that permeates the island culture, a visit to Maui is not complete without indulging in […]

Discover a “Freshwater Heaven” at Laniwai Spa at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii (

(Published–Feb. 2013) Laniwai Spa at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii. The word laniwai (lah-nee-vai) means “freshwater heaven” in the Hawaiian language. Early Hawaiians used water together with massage to […]

My Road to Another Place and Time–Hana (Maui), Hawaii

One doesn’t necessarily need a time capsule to travel back to a more tranquil, less complicated place and time. My recent trip to Hana, Hawaii, over the famous Hana Highway […]

runDisney for Fun

(Allegiant Air’s in-flight Magazine, Sunseeker) The annual Walt Disney World Marathon, which began in 1994, was the cornerstone of Disney’s entrance into hosting endurance- based distance running events,” said Robert Hitchcock, […]

Southwestern Spa Adventures

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine) The Phoenix area offers several unique spa treatments that incorporate indigenous products from the Sonoran Desert, as well as treatments based on the culture of […]

Feast of the Gods–Classic Greek Cooking

Theodore Alexander (Alexis) Fouros grew up on a small Greek island in the Ionian Sea and began cooking at age five with his mother, aunts and grandmother. His love for […]

Good Libations Phoenix Style

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine) Sonoran Desert Cocktail culture thrives in and around Phoenix. Whether you simply want to enjoy a great Happy Hour or sharpen your cocktail-making skills, […]

Orlando After Sunset

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine) Downtown Disney and Universal CityWalk offer both family and adult fun after hours. Blue Man Group (Universal) and Cirque du Soleil (Disney) are great […]

New on the Grand Strand–Myrtle Beach, SC

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine) Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand offers some new excitement for visitors. From a new pirate adventure to an awe-inspiring ocean view or an adrenaline rush […]

The Verde Valley Wine Trail

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine) New wineries are springing up all across north central Arizona as winegrowers are discovering a niche in the rich limestone and volcanic soils of […]

Unique Farm Tours

(Published in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine) Since the 1990s, urban development has been rapidly eating up Arizona’s surrounding rural farms. Thanks to a new concept called “agritourist farming,” whereby small […]