Virginia Blair West Follow Instagram Linkedin Education Connecticut College Expertise Travel Articles have appeared in Newsweek and IndagareDegree in Sociology from Connecticut College, with credits from Paris-Sorbonne University and University College LondonRaised in Boston and lived in Paris, London, and now New York Experience Blair's career in travel has taken her around the world as a writer, editor, advisor, and PR professional. She is passionate about travel's ability to build empathy and open-mindedness in an ever-evolving world.Blair lives in New York City, where she works as a freelance writer and communications specialist. In her spare time, she is writing music and experimenting with new recipes. Education She has a degree in sociology from Connecticut College, with credits from Paris-Sorbonne University and University College London. 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.