Katherine Alex Beaven

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.



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.


Alex studied at Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis in neuroscience/psychobiology.

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