Erin Van Der Meer

  • Erin's writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, MyDomaine, and Jetsetter
  • She has backpacked through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, and the United States
  • She has written for TripSavvy since May 2018

Experience

Erin Van Der Meer is an Australian travel writer based in New York City. Erin discovered her knack for story telling as a magazine writer and online news editor in Sydney, Australia, where she worked for publications including Cosmopolitan and The Daily Mail after completing a Bachelor of Communications majoring in journalism. But the desk jobs didn’t allow enough time for travel, so she quit, sold or gave away most of her belongings, and left Australia to travel long-term.

After spending eight months backpacking through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, and the United States, Erin settled in New York City in 2016 and began a full-time freelance writing career. She writes mostly about the US and Mexico with a special interest in women’s stories. Being Australian, Erin is a beach, coffee, and breakfast snob. Her most treasured travel memories include hiking in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountains, spending four days in a canoe in the Amazon, and watching the sunset on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. Follow Erin on Twitter @erinvandermeer.

Education

Erin has her Bachelor's in communication and media studies from Griffith University.

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.

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