Like you, we had no idea who to trust for travel advice.
That’s why we made TripSavvy, a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. Our writers are locals with hometown pride, parents who are road trip heroes, cruise junkies who know every ship at sea, and virtually everyone else in-between.
As one of the top-10 travel information sites in the world as measured by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, we have more than 50 writers—from lifetime locals to licensed tour guides—sharing useful travel advice and inspiration from destinations around the world. TripSavvy has been honored by multiple awards since its inception, including the Eppy Awards, the W3 Awards, and the Communicator Awards.
You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself.
Here are three principles that guide our coverage:
- Accuracy and integrity: We rigorously vet and update each article on the site using our staff and an army of freelance travel editors. Additionally, we don’t accept payment in exchange for coverage, ensuring that the places we write about and recommend are actually as cool as we say they are.
- Cultivated recommendations: We don’t just recommend everything—we only recommend the best. Unlike overwhelming review sites, our writers use their local knowledge to suggest the places that are worth your time, whether you’re traveling for a business trip or family vacation.
- Expertise: Most of our writers live and work every day in the destinations they write about. They can tell you how to catch the bus, where to find the best croissant and everything in between.
TripSavvy, vacation like a pro.
Our in-house editorial staff oversees every article on our site. We aim to provide a thorough library of travel content that lets travelers find inspiration, plan their trips, and give them valuable guidance once they are on the ground.
Unlike many popular travel sites which rely on writers “parachuting” in to produce single stories, most of our writers are experts in their particular destinations and topics—they know everything from the best beaches, bars, and boutiques, to the best luggage to buy and the apps you must download before you go.
We add relevant links to our content that may help you further your knowledge or enrich your planning about a specific destination. Occasionally, we link to outside websites if they’re relevant to the story, especially in the case of directing readers to businesses, or products that we have tested and recommend. In some cases, we may receive a small commission should you click a link and make a purchase. All of these links are clearly labeled. Learn more about our product review process here.
The world changes every day, and your travel guide should, too. Our editors review our text, images, and illustrations before publishing to make sure that our articles are accurate and of the highest quality.
Once a story has been published, we have a stable of experienced freelance editors responsible for fact-checking and updating our content library, regularly ensuring that every piece of content on the site informs, is accurate, and is free of ethical concerns, conflicts, or misinformation. Spot something out of date? Let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.
Like many other travel publications, TripSavvy editors and select contributors often work with tourism boards, tour operators, brands, and hotel properties to support our coverage. In an era when many independent media outlets are struggling to survive, this is one way to support our writers when they are on the road and allow them to have firsthand access to locations and experiences that are otherwise cost-prohibitive. These experiences enable TripSavvy to produce robust, thoroughly-researched stories that present a broad overview of a destination.
With that, we do not cover any destinations, restaurants, hotels, or tours that we wouldn’t personally recommend. Furthermore, we do not accept monetary compensation in exchange for coverage. Our experts and contributors are required to abide by the FTC disclosure guidelines.
About the TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards
Each year, TripSavvy editors award the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions around the world.
To select winners, our team of data engineers identified more than 60,000 recommended hotels, restaurants, and attractions within TripSavvy’s 30,000 travel advice articles, then created an aggregated, weighted star score (1-5) for each business based on key data points:
- Star ratings from top review sites
- The authority of those rating sites
- TripSavvy audience data
Any business that scored higher than 4.2 was passed on to editors for consideration. Our team of 50+ editors and writers based around the world hand-reviewed businesses based on several factors:
- Category fit: Does the business genuinely represent the best of its category?
- Reader behavior: How much time do TripSavvy users spend reading about this business, posting about it on social media, or returning to the article?
- Newsworthiness: Is the business or destination in the spotlight this year?
- In-person experience: What is this business like in real life? Does it live up to its expectations, or would it be a waste of a traveler’s time?
Editors made the ultimate decision for each award winner, taking into consideration all of the above factors.
The TripSavvy Team
Our travel-obsessed editorial team is committed to helping you plan fantastic vacations, whether you’re heading to Florida, Sri Lanka, or anywhere in-between. Meet our team:
Jamie is TripSavvy’s Editor and has been with the team since April 2018. She's visited 26 countries, 30 states, and is always planning her next trip. Some of her favorite memories include hiking around waterfalls in Iceland, going coasteering in Wales, and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef.
Before coming to TripSavvy, Jamie was an editor at Women’s Health, and she has also contributed to Glamour, Denver Life, and other publications. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a minor in Business from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Our writers are on-the-ground experts—they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktails to kids’ menu. Many have even written guidebooks on their destinations.
Meet some of our writers:
2018 OMMA Awards
- Online Advertising Creativity: UX/UI
2018 Communicator Awards
- Websites - General - Travel/Tourism
- Features - Visual Appeal/Aesthetics
- Features - User Experience
2018 W3 Awards
- Silver Winner, Website Visual Appeal – Aesthetics
2017 Eppy Award
- Best Overall Website Design
TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family.
Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 90 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Lifewire, Byrdie, MyDomaine, TripSavvy, Brides, Liquor.com, and ThoughtCo.
Here is an overview of our properties:
Verywell (Health and Wellness): The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, take a human approach to health and wellness content and are a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites. More than 39 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.
The Spruce (Home and Food): The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts combine inspiration with how-to advice to help users create homes they love. Collectively, The Spruce sites reach nearly 28 million people each month.
The Balance (Personal Finance): The Balance family of brands, including The Balance, The Balance Careers, and The Balance Small Business, deliver clear, practical, and straightforward personal financial advice to nearly 21 million people each month.
Investopedia (Investing and Financial Education): Investopedia helps investors understand financial concepts, improve investing skills, and learn how to manage their money. Investopedia reaches nearly 11 million people each month.
Lifewire (Tech): Lifewire provides helpful, actionable tech tips, advice, and answers, without confusing jargon. Lifewire helps nearly 10 million people each month get the most out of their technology.
TripSavvy (Travel): TripSavvy delivers curated expert advice for family and vacation travelers. We help over eight million people each month have the best travel experiences.
Byrdie (Beauty): Byrdie is dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. From hair and makeup to health and wellness, Byrdie takes a fresh, no-nonsense approach to feeling and looking your best. Byrdie reaches nearly four million people each month.
MyDomaine (Lifestyle): MyDomaine makes an aspirational life achievable—and affordable—with curated home-design inspiration, quick and fresh recipes, and healthy relationship advice that awaken a life well lived. MyDomaine reaches 2.5 million people each month.
Brides (Lifestyle): Brides inspires and guides our nearly 4M monthly users as they make decisions from pre-engagement through the honeymoon. Brides is committed to bringing you an inclusive look at the world of weddings, with every type of couple, every type of wedding, and every type of celebration.
Liquor.com (Home and Food): Liquor.com is dedicated to good drinking and great living. We inspire, entertain and educate anyone—and everyone—interested in what happens in the glass and out of it.
Thoughtco (Education and Information): ThoughtCo is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning, information, and education sites online. ThoughtCo helps over 12.5 million people a month become lifelong learners.
Source: comScore, January 2019 US; comScore Plan Metrix, December 2018
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