About.com Hotels Expert Leigh Crandall grew up the U.S. Virgin Islands, snorkeling, exploring the beaches, and (occasionally) sneaking into the pools of some of the Caribbean's best hotels. Luckily, she grew up to be a travel writer and now gets to visit the world's top hotels for work. She's had the good fortune to check-in across the globe during stints as the travel editor at Brides.com and as the managing editor at Jetsetter.com. Leigh is now a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor, and still loves a good pool.
Leigh Crandall is blogger at U.S. travel website Glorious Americana, and is a frequent contributor to websites and magazines including Jetsetter, The Daily Beast, Hamptons, New York, Country Living, Serendipity, and Zagat.com. Prior to freelancing, she served as the managing editor at luxury hotel site Jetsetter and also covered all things honeymoons and destination weddings as the travel editor of Brides.com. Leigh is the author of three books, including The Happy Bride’s Survival Guide, which was translated to Dutch, and A Book of Simple Pleasures, which was translated to Finnish. For more of her work, please visit Leigh's portfolio site.