Kristin Badgley

Kristin Finan

Kristin Finan is a professional writer and native Austinite who loves discovering what her city has to offer.


Kristin's work has been featured in many major publications including the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News and the Denver Post. She is also the author of four books including the Cheap Bastard's Guide to Austin and Quick Escapes from Houston.


Kristin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's of journalism.

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

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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