David O'Brien


  • Lifelong St. Louis resident and published travel journalist specializing in St. Louis tourism whose work has appeared in St. Louis Small Business Monthly and Southampton Neighborhood News.
  • Ghostwriter for several St. Louis companies, penning several opinion pieces for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the St. Louis Daily Record, and Nation's Restaurant News.


David O'Brien is a former writer for TripSavvy who published a variety of articles about traveling to the St. Louis area. O'Brien is a life-long resident and proponent of the St. Louis area, and his passion for his hometown has been the focal point of his writing career.

O'Brien grew up in St. Charles County but moved into the City of St. Louis in 1996. He has volunteered his time to his local neighborhood association as well as city-wide organizations formed to promote St. Louis and the surrounding region.

Along with writing for TripSavvy, O'Brien has been published in St. Louis Small Business Monthly and Southampton Neighborhood News. He has also ghostwritten for dozens of St. Louis companies, with articles and opinion pieces published in the ​St. Louis Post Dispatch, the St. Louis Daily Record, and Nation's Restaurant News.


David graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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