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. 

Betsy lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years and is a former San Francisco City Guides tour leader, and she now resides in Los Angeles. 

She is the author of The Everything Family Guide to the Disneyland Resort, California Adventure, Universal Studios and the Anaheim Area and The Disneyland Book: 101 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Add Wow! to Your Disneyland Vacation.


Betsy has been a travel writer since 1998. She has visited every corner of California and helps others enjoy her home state as much as she does.

Besides writing for TripSavvy, she has also contributed to Islands, Westways, and Porthole magazines, as well as the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Boston Herald, and Fodors.

When she isn't traveling in California, Betsy is often off to other parts of the world, and she has earned Senior Contributor status at Tripadvisor.

Awards and Publications


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.

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