Lauren Himiak Lauren Himiak is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City; she shared her insights to national park travel on TripSavvy for three and a half years.Lauren has visited every national park in the United States, collecting badges along the way.She has worked as a news reporter, radio host, and writer for various newspapers, magazines, and websites, including as a community blogger for HuffPost. Experience Lauren keeps busy as a full-time editor and freelancer. She has worked as a news reporter and radio host, and her work has been published in various newspapers and magazines, and on websites including HuffPost. Education Lauren earned her bachelor's degree in professional writing and communications from the State University College of New York in Cortland. 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.