Marina Nazario Follow Instagram Twitter Lives In Melbourne, Australia Marina is a freelance writer who began contributing to TripSavvy in 2019.She set off with a one-way ticket to Asia in 2017 and has been living and traveling abroad ever since.She’s explored 38 countries and counting. Her favorite adventure was renting a van and driving down the west coast of Chile. Experience Marina is a freelance writer from America, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. She’s been on the road and freelancing full time since 2017. Before that, she worked as a retail reporter for Business Insider and a Food Editor at Spoon University. While she has expertise in covering various topics, her true passion lies in travel writing, as she enjoys encouraging readers to explore the world through travel stories and tips. Her writing has been featured in Fodor’s, TripAdvisor, INSIDER, Thrillist, and Junkee Media. Education Originally from Florida, Marina was recruited to the University of Michigan for springboard and platform diving. Here she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science. During her time at Michigan, Marina wrote for the sports section of the Michigan Daily and was the managing editor of the student-athlete newsletter. She graduated in May 2015 and immediately moved to New York City to pursue a career in journalism. 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.