Jillian Dara

Jillian Dara

Jillian is a freelance travel journalist reporting on culture, food, and wine. She thanks her upbringing in Bermuda for instilling the importance of travel and connecting with different cultures, which has since motivated Jillian to live in London, Santiago, Boston, and New York City.

Experience

​Jillian knew she would pursue journalism after her first day of interning at her hometown’s newspaper, The Royal Gazette, in Bermuda. Upon graduating, Jillian accepted an Associate Editor position in Santiago, Chile; and Editor-in-Chief position in Boston, and a Managing Editor role in New York, before entering the freelance world in 2018. In addition to TripSavvy, Jillian covers various topics from food and wine to luxury travel and culture guides for outlets such as Travel + Leisure, USA Today 10Best, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Jetsetter.

Education

Jillian graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a B.S. in journalism. As a sophomore, Jillian spent six months studying at Queen Mary University in London, England; this is where she leaned into travel journalism, exploring a new European destination almost every weekend. Some of her favorite international cities include Marrakech, Budapest, Madrid, Santiago, and Bangkok.

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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