Laura Scholz Follow Instagram Twitter Courtesy of Laura Scholz A TripSavvy contributor since 2018, Laura is an Atlanta-based freelance writer and editor who has covered locations ranging from Charleston to Amsterdam for the site. She is the editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury’s Medicine + Doctors Atlanta and has covered wellness, food and drink, and travel for Atlanta magazine, Bon Appétit, Eater Atlanta, Eating Well, Fodor’s Travel, SELF, Travel + Leisure, and Women’s Running. Experience A former lifestyle public relations executive, Laura turned that passion for storytelling and compelling content into a successful freelance writing and editing career. Formally the wellness editor of Atlanta magazine and currently the editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury’s Medicine + Doctors Atlanta, she has covered wellness, food and drink, and travel for Bon Appétit, Eater Atlanta, Eating Well, Fodor’s Travel, SELF, Travel + Leisure, Where Traveler, and Women’s Running. An avid marathoner and certified classical Pilates instructor, she spends her free time road tripping and hiking throughout the Southeast with her Great Pyrnees/Australian shepherd mix, Rosalind. She has been contributing to TripSavvy since 2018. Education Laura graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science from Furman University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and co-founded an all-female a capella group. She received her M.A. in arts policy and administration from The Ohio State University. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith 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.