Libby Zay

  •  A travel writer who calls Baltimore, Maryland home
  • Contributor to multiple local and national publications
  • Author of the book "Miles Away"


Libby Zay is a former writer with TripSavvy. She is a travel writer based in Baltimore, Maryland and enjoys writing about the city she calls home. She has written for local outlets including Baltimore's City Paper and Urbanite magazine, and Howard County's Her Mind magazine. 

Libby does an extensive amount of traveling in the U.S. and abroad. This experience has led to articles for a variety of national outlets including City's Best, The Huffington Post,, AOL Travel, BUST Magazine, Lifehacker, TripAdvisor, Viva! Travel Guides, and more. She has also contributed to three guidebooks about traveling through Latin America.

In 2017, Libby published the book, "Miles Away." It details a number of "misadventures" throughout her travels, including touring with a punk rock band, altitude sickness in Ecuador, and a great discovery in Iceland.


Libby earned degrees in popular culture studies and women's studies from The Ohio State University, where she also minored in film. She later received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. She has also taken courses at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she is now on the faculty part-time.

Awards and Publications
  • Best Online Feature Award
  • T. Howard Foundation Fellowship
  • Joellen Thomas Writing Award
  • John Glenn Public Policy Fellowship
  • Mildred Munday Scholarship
  • Council of Advancement and Support of Education Awards
  • Educational Advertising Awards

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