Astrid Taran

Astrid Taran

  • Astrid is the Senior Special Projects Editor at TripSavvy, where she oversees editorial features and writes about a number of destinations. She has been with TripSavvy since 2016, where she previously led the site's social media and audience development initiatives.
  • Astrid has over 10 years of experience as a writer and social media strategist for news and brands, including ABC News, NBC, and Nickelodeon.
  • Her first job out of college was as a copywriter on the social media team for Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants.


Before joining TripSavvy, Astrid was a brand strategist at ABC News’s digital division, assisting in ideating and producing digital stories and videos for the division’s vast portfolio of brand partners. Prior to that, she served as the digital voice of SpongeBob and his friends 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.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy 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 cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at

TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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