Matt Kirouac Follow Instagram Education Robert Morris University Matt Kirouac is a longtime freelancer that's contributed to numerous food and travel publications and websites, including Thrillist, Travel + Leisure, TripSavvy, and more. Experience As a longtime freelancer, Matt has contributed to numerous food and travel publications and websites, including Thrillist, Travel + Leisure, Eater, Culture Trip, Conde Nast Traveler, KOA, Plate Magazine, Zagat, and Outside Magazine. He's been a contributor with TripSavvy since 2020. He also hosted a national parks-focused podcast with iHeartRadio called Parklandia. Education Born and raised in New Hampshire, he moved to Chicago in 2006 to earn an Associates degree in culinary arts, and a Bachelors degree in hospitality management from Robert Morris University (now part of Roosevelt University). 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.