Astrid Taran Follow Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Courtesy of Dotdash Meredith Astrid is the Senior Special Projects Editor at TripSavvy, where she edits travel guides and features as well as contributes news and destination stories. She has been with TripSavvy since 2016, when she joined the team as the site's social media editor.Astrid has over 10 years of experience as a writer, social media strategist and video producer for news and brands, including ABC News, NBC, and Nickelodeon.Bitten by the travel bug at a young age, Astrid is always looking forward to her next trip. She is a firm believer that spending time exploring a new country, city, or even neighborhood can change your life. Experience Before joining TripSavvy, Astrid was a brand strategist at the digital division of ABC News, assisting in ideating and producing digital stories and videos for both ABC News and Good Morning America. Prior to that, she was a copywriter on the SpongeBob SquarePants team at Nickelodeon, and assisted in the launch of the brand’s first ever international short film competition for passionate SpongeBob fans.Astrid credits her love for travel to her parents, who dedicated every summer to family travel, from the coasts of eastern Canada to the beaches of South America. She was born, raised, and still lives in New York City. 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.