Dawn Henthorn

  • Dawn Henthorn is a lifelong Florida resident and former editor of Wire to Wire and Florida's Horse Racing Digest and a contributing writer for Orlando Family Magazine.
  • Henthorn's work as a freelance journalist and travel expert for Florida has been quoted in several national news publications including USA Today, Biz Journals, and Florida Real Estate.


Dawn Henthorn is a former writer for TripSavvy who worked for 16 years as the travel expert for Florida. Henthorn grew up and currently lives in Florida​ and was also the editor of Wire to Wire and Florida's Horse Racing Digest and a contributing writer for Orlando Family Magazine.

Henthorn's earliest memories from the road include numerous day trips with her family to some of Florida's most historic destinations. Over the years, she has traveled the highways and byways of the Sunshine State witnessing the enormous changes that now make Central Florida one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world and South Florida one of the most diverse.

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