Argentine adventurer-dancer-actress and princess of poker, Marianela Pereyra, Travel Channel's Resident Beach Expert, is at home when ocean and earth collide or caress. A map pinpoints her destination and then the page opens to her immersive experience. Each adventure commences with her arrival and meeting/greeting a local who escorts her into a microcosm. The camera is essentially her best friend coming along for the ride. Marianela's quick-wit and willingness to try anything makes her a perfect travel companion. And in usual Marianela style, strangers quickly become friends and unknown terrain are instant allies. The very essence of BEST BEACHES embodies her persona: light-hearted, effervescent, and soulful.