Ivy Jacobson Ford

Ivy Jacobson Ford

Lives In



  • Pace University
  • Florida State University

Ivy Jacobson Ford is the Associate Director of Lifestyle Research and Testing on the Commerce team. She joined Dotdash Meredith in 2022. She has 12+ years of experience in the lifestyle content and commerce space.


  • Ivy's original reporting and interviews as a brand spokesperson have been featured on ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, Bloomberg, AP, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and more.
  • She contributed to The Knot's Folio Award win for Best Native Consumer App and serves as a Pace University Adjunct Professor.
  • Ivy is also a mentor for Girls Write Now and a member of the Women's Media Group.


Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Ivy held managing editorial positions at Apartment Therapy, Country Living, Food Network star Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman, The Knot, and more. She's written, edited, and overseen commerce content for every facet of travel you can imagine—including destination weddings, domestic road trips, the best smart travel accessories, and beyond.

Ivy grew up in Florida, lived in NYC for 12 years, and now resides in California, but holds hiking boots and flip-flops in equal regard. She'll always be up for touring the nearest historical home, is a firm believer in not asking for too many recommendations before a trip, and always leaves her travel toiletry bag stocked up and packed, ready to go for the next time.


Ivy has a master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University in NYC and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith

TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith 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.