Virginia Blair West Follow Instagram Linkedin Education Connecticut College Expertise Travel Former TripSavvy writerDegree in Sociology from Connecticut College, with credits from Paris-Sorbonne University and University College LondonArticles have appeared in Newsweek and IndagareRaised 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. Education She has a degree in sociology from Connecticut College, with credits from Paris-Sorbonne University and University College London. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith 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.