Jamie Hergenrader

Jamie is the senior editor at TripSavvy where she writes and edits content for the site on a variety of travel topics and destinations.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a minor in Business from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

She was previously an editor at Women’s Health and has contributed to other publications, such as Glamour, Denver Life, and more.


Jamie has been traveling around the world since she got her first passport at five years old. As a child, she and her family traveled extensively, and that wanderlust stuck with her into adulthood, as she’s continued to jetset around the globe, having traveled to 26 countries and territories and 30 U.S. states. She currently lives in New York City and uses every chance she gets to board a plane or a train to explore somewhere new.

Before coming to TripSavvy, Jamie was an editor at Women’s Health where she covered health, lifestyle, food, and relationships, and she has also contributed to Glamour, Alive (St. Louis), Vox (Columbia, Missouri), and Denver Life. During college, she studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and worked for two media outlets there (a PR firm and a local newspaper, El Sol de San Telmo). 


Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a minor in Business from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She’s currently studying French.

Awards and Publications

Jamie won two awards in college from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication:

First place in the category “Consumer Magazine Article: People” for a feature she edited in Vox magazine (2014)

Second place in the category “Start-up Magazine Project: Team” for a lifestyle magazine she created with a team of journalism students (2014)

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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