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, a Dotdash 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.