Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- 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.
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.
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.
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