Emily Starbuck Gerson

  • Lived in Austin and is the published author of a travel guidebook about Austin
  • As Marketing Communications Manager at BedandBreakfast.com wrote all editorial and marketing content
  • Currently a freelance writer and editor helping businesses with content strategy, writing, and editing


Emily Starbuck Gerson was a writer for TripSavvy covering Austin, Texas for over a year. She wrote about things to do in Austin, ideas for day trips in the surrounding area and delved into the quirkier aspects of the city.

In college, she interned at Texas Monthly and TRIBEZA magazines and was the editor of a weekly newspaper that served five colleges, The Austin Student. After graduating, she worked as a copywriter in the travel industry.

As Marketing Communications Manager of BedandBreakfast.com (acquired by HomeAway) Gersen was in charge of content strategy and wrote all the marketing content, in addition to managing social media and supporting all PR efforts.


Gerson graduated with a communications degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

Awards and Publications

Gersen authored the Austin guidebook, "Aberdeen Bay's Travel Guide to Austin."

She has written extensively for publications such as:

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@tripsavvy.com.

TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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