Birge Amondson German-born Birge Amondson is a journalist who writes about traveling in her home country.She has written for Zagat and Northstar Travel Media.Birge Amondson lives with her family in Berlin and Los Angeles. Experience Birge Amondson is a former writer for TripSavvy who contributed more than 200 articles covering Germany for five years. She was born in Zweibrücken, located in the southwest corner of Germany. As a freelance writer, she has worked for Zagat and Northstar Travel Media as well as German newspapers. For more than 10 years, Amondson has lived in Berlin (she also lives part-time in Los Angeles). While in Berlin, she has studied film and media and worked for the Berlin International Film Festival. Amondson has traveled throughout Germany, Europe, and the world, working in the United States, Ghana, and Pakistan with the Goethe-Institut, a German cultural association that promotes the study of the German language and encourages international cultural exchange and relations. Education Amondson holds a master's degree in communication studies and film theory from the Berlin University of the Arts. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash 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.