Kaeli Conforti

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Kaeli Conforti

Lives In

Washington, D.C.

Education

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Expertise

  • Solo, budget, and adventure travel; Australia and New Zealand

Kaeli Conforti is a DC–based freelance writer and editor with more than 13 years of experience covering solo, budget, family, and adventure travel for Budget Travel, Forbes, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Business Insider, CNBC Select, Thrillist, Mental Floss, Million Mile Secrets, and The Points Guy, among other travel sites. Formerly the Digital Editor at Budget Travel and the Senior Editor at The Points Guy, Kaeli is now a full-time freelance writer and editor.

  • Kaeli authored the Outback chapter of Fodor’s Essential Australia as well as the hotels, nightlife, and day trips chapters of Frommer’s Easy Guide to Washington, D.C.
  • A longtime fan of TripSavvy, she is thrilled to have worked as an editor for the brand since July 2021.
  • Her greatest adventures include a two-month solo backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, a two-month solo road trip through the Australian Outback and Western Australia, and a two-month solo road trip around New Zealand’s South Island.

Experience

Originally from Queens in New York City, Kaeli grew up in Hawaii and Florida, and moved back to New York in 2010 to pursue a life-changing editorial internship with Budget Travel, which launched her career as a Digital Editor. Following a five-year stint at BT, she spent two years as Senior Editor at The Points Guy, heading up the travel section and becoming an expert in all things credit cards and points and miles.

In January 2018, Kaeli became a full-time freelance writer and editor, sold and donated nearly all her belongings, and embraced the digital nomad lifestyle, backpacking around Southeast Asia for two months before beginning her two-year Working Holiday Visa adventure in Australia and New Zealand. She returned to the U.S. in March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and is now based in Washington, D.C., where she works as an editor for Dotdash and writes about travel for anyone who will let her.

Education

Kaeli has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and is a proud member of the Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society.


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