Lori A. May Follow Twitter Education Wilkes University A TripSavvy contributor since 2019, Lori A. May is a bi-coastal writer and photographer currently based on the West Coast. She's also currently teaching a creative writing program on the East Coast. Her travel focus includes food and drink, beach resorts, and cruises. Experience Lori is a travel columnist at Seattle Post-Intelligencer and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in AFAR, The Atlantic, Best Life, Business Insider, Time Out, VinePair, Writer’s Digest, and other publications. She has served in editorial roles with literary journals, and her nonfiction books have been published with Continuum and Bloomsbury. Education She earned an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University and teaches in the creative nonfiction MFA program at the University of King’s College-Halifax. 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.