Meet Our Team

Behind The Stories

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Samantha Hardcastle

Samantha has been creating compelling stories for hospitality & tourism brands over the last decade. She is dialed in to transformational and slow travel so that she can help brands align with the ever-evolving guests' desires. Her eye for what makes a property, an experience, and the people behind it special allows her to conceptualize a captivating narrative that draws people in.

Favorite Destination (So Far): Annecy, France

Favorite Property (So Far): Nayara Springs in Costa Rica

Will travel for... serene tea houses, crystal clear glacial lakes, majestic animals, rustic cheese farms, lush greenery, lively music & dancing, exotic spices, charming castles, really good wine

Lourdes Martin

Lourdes is the Founder of Please, Do Tell, a travel website featuring authentic luxury travel stories about people, places and culture. A travel expert, experienced in travel storytelling, content creation and digital activation, along with providing creative direction and branding development to travel and lifestyle brands.

Favorite Destination (So Far): Italy. Yes, the entire country. 

Favorite Property (So Far): Mystique Santorini 

Will travel for... Food and wine, Mountains, Art, and Culture authenticity. 

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Rebecca Jackson

Throughout her entire career, Rebecca has worked closely with hospitality brands to get their name on the map in unique, authentic ways — from some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry to small boutique hotels, and everything in between. Her love for authenticity and adventure paired with a deep passion for creativity has been the driving force behind her success.​

Favorite Destination (So Far): Nosara, Costa Rica… I loved it so much that I ended up living there in 2017.

Favorite Property (So Far): Hotel Julen in Zermatt, Switzerland. A stunning wooden chalet dating from 1937 overlooking the Matterhorn.

Will travel for...  Good wine, fresh authentic food, great views and expansive experiences.