Laura Itzkowitz

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Lives In

Rome

Education

  • Columbia University
  • Smith College

Laura Itzkowitz is a freelance writer and editor based in Rome. Her writing has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Surface Magazine, and other publications.

Experience

Laura has been contributing to TripSavvy since April 2020. Her writing has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Surface Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, T Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, GQ, Departures, AFAR, Fodor's Travel, Town & Country, Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Hemispheres, and others. She previously held positions as a contributing editor at The Points Guy, the NYC Cities editor at DuJour Magazine, and as a fact checker and contributing digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

She co-wrote "New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants," an award-winning guide to New York City's speakeasy scene published by Jonglez Editions in 2015, and contributed to "Fodor's Brooklyn," published by Penguin Random House in 2015, which won silver place in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism competition. She also contributed an essay to Epic Hikes of Europe published by Lonely Planet in 2021.

Education

Originally from the Boston area, Laura moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing and translation at Columbia University. She also holds a bachelor's degree in French from Smith College.

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