Betsy Malloy

Betsy Malloy.

Betsy Malloy has had her lens - and her pen - focused on California since the late 1990s, when she became TripSavvy's California travel expert. Since then, she has visited every corner of California and specialized in discovering ways to help others enjoy her home state as much as she does.

Betsy is also a former San Francisco City Guides tour leader. She lives in Los Angeles before moving to the San Francisco Bay area, where she lived for more than 20 years before returning to LA. Her major projects include:

  • More than 1,000 pages about California travel at TripSavvy
  • "The Disneyland Book: 101 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Add Wow! to Your Disneyland Vacation"
  • "The Everything Family Guide to the Disneyland Resort, California Adventure, Universal Studios and the Anaheim Area."


Betsy has been a travel writer since 1998. Besides writing for TripSavvy, she has also contributed to IslandsWestways and Porthole magazines as well as the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Boston Herald and other newspapers. Other online credits include Fodors Travelwire and eztrip.

When she isn't traveling in California, Betsy is often off to other parts of the world. She loves to share her experiences about those trips, too - which is how she has earned Senior Contributor status at Tripadvisor.


Betsy studied chemistry at the University of Tulsa and earned her Ph. D. at Baylor University. She worked in the semiconductor and software industries, but travel has always been her first love.

Betsy Malloy

When she isn't writing about California travel here, Betsy is still out and about in California. These are some of the other places you can find her work:

California Travel at Facebook, where you can get updates, see photos and videos and ask questions.

Betsy Malloy Loves California on Pinterest. You'll find thousands of pins that are all California related. In fact, she may have one of the largest collections of pins devoted to California travel anywhere, viewed by nearly a million people every month.

Betsy Malloy Photography and Images of the Golden Gate Bridge: A selection of fine art and stock photos of California and San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Betsy Malloy on InstagramJust for fun - focusing on the lighter side of California.

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