Mariah Rigg Courtesy of Mariah Rigg Education University of Oregon University of Tennessee Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Mariah Rigg is a writer and educator with an MFA from the University of Oregon. Experience Mariah's work can be found in Oxford American, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She is a fiction editor at the literary magazine TriQuarterly and the nonfiction editor at Grist: A Journal of the Arts. Education Mariah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English and creative writing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research includes queer archives and the situation and depiction of the Pacific in popular culture. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith 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.