Katherine Alex Beaven Follow Instagram Courtesy of Katherine Alex Beaven Katherine Alex Beaven is a full-time freelance writer and photographer focusing on travel, food and drink, and culture. She has written for Lonely Planet, Atlas Obscura, Travel + Leisure, Time Out, and others. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University. Experience Alex is a U.S.-based freelance writer and photographer. Previously, she spent six years working in the music industry where she toured with bands, wrote for a SoCal music zine, put on shows, and worked at record labels. In 2012, after an adventurous three-year stint traveling solo around the globe, she happily made the transition into travel, food, and culture writing. She’s lived abroad in Italy, Japan, South Africa, and Australia.Her work has appeared in VICE, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, USA Today, Fodor’s Travel, Atlas Obscura, Wine Enthusiast, Islands, Cruise Critic, The Points Guy, Thrillist, Time Out, Edible Manhattan, and more. She also produces branded and marketing content for corporate lifestyle and health clients.Alex joined the TripSavvy news team in July 2020. Education Alex studied at Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis in neuroscience/psychobiology. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash 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.