Lebawit Lily Girma Follow Instagram Facebook Twitter Lebawit Lily Girma Lives In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Education University of Virginia School of Law Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning travel writer, photographer, and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for Moon Travel Guides. She is currently based between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Washington, D.C. Experience As a freelancer and Caribbean expert, Lily has contributed to TripSavvy since 2017. Her work has also appeared in CNN, Oprah Magazine, BBC, AFAR, Delta Sky, Moon Guides, and more. Her expertise ranges from cultural and sustainable travel to pieces on community tourism and social impact. Lily regularly shares her adventures on her award-winning travel photography blog, Sunshine and Stilettos. Education Originally from Ethiopia, Lily has lived in various countries in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. Fluent in four languages, she is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a former corporate attorney who ditched her Washington, D.C., office for the road in 2009 to pursue travel journalism. In 2016, she was awarded the Marcia Vickery Wallace Memorial Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.