Bonnie Hamre Freelance writer Bonnie Hamre was born and raised in South America.She speaks Spanish and has studied Portuguese, French, and Italian.She earned a bachelor's degree in Latin American affairs from Arizona State University. Experience Bonnie Hamre is a former writer for TripSavvy, focusing on destinations in South America for 11 years. She was born and raised there and can converse in Spanish. She has also studied Portuguese, French, and Italian. Education Bonnie was educated in Chile and the United States, earning her degree in Latin American Affairs from Arizona State University. 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.