Alexandra Ilyashov Lives In New York, New York Education Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism Alexandra Ilyashov is an NYC-based (and -bred) freelance writer and editor writing about travel, wellness, design, and more.Highlights:Alexandra has written for Tripsavvy since 2021. She has written for The Strategist, Saveur, InStyle, and more.She graduated from Northwestern University. Experience Alexandra Ilyashov is an NYC-based (and -bred) freelance writer and editor. For over a decade, Alexandra has covered fashion, food, travel, wellness, and design in everything from trend features to how-to explainers to in-depth profiles to exhaustive shopping guides, for publications including The Strategist, Saveur, WSJ. Magazine, InStyle, Glamour, Domino, Eater, Fashionista, and Refinery29. Her hobbies include scouring antique stores and flea markets, perpetually eating or craving pizza, outdoor Zumba classes, long walks and ferry rides around Brooklyn with her fiance, early aughts karaoke, and binge-watching entire Real Housewives franchises. Education Alexandra attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.Other Works:What Are the Best (Actually Nice-Looking) Bridesmaid Dresses? - The Strategist The Absolute Best Portable Grills to Pack on Your Next Getaway - SaveurThe Best Food Storage Containers Do So Much More Than Prevent Spills - SaveurThe Best Gear to Improve Your WFH Posture, According to Experts - The StrategistThe 8 Best Outdoor Rugs to Make Your Patio Just as Cozy as Your Living Room - Domino12 Best Maternity Fashion Tips From the World’s Most Stylish Women - GlamourThe Absolute Most Comfortable Sandals, According to People Who Know - GlamourThe Best Sleepwear For Dealing With Night Sweats - GlamourTripSavvy Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. 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. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.