Natalie Kennedy

Natalie has been a travel writer and editor for over ten years. 

She has so many stamps for Ireland in her passport that whenever she lands in Dublin, the immigration officials always assume she lives there. 

She actually currently lives in Rome, Italy where she met her Irish husband in 2010. 


Originally from California, Natalie is a Europe-based writer who has written about travel for Fodor's, Roads&Kingdoms, PopSugar, The World Atlas of Street Food, MSN, and more.

In addition to working as a journalist, Natalie has been a specialist consultant for the United Nations for seven years. This work has taken her to some of the least visited corners of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

She made her home in Rome after meeting her future-husband in one of the city's most popular Irish bars. It was his Limerick accent that first won her over and she has spent the last eight years exploring the Emerald Isle with him. Her firsthand knowledge of Irish culture gives her an insiders view on life in Ireland and, thanks to her Irish family, she has learned to never leave the house without having a party piece ready.

When not home in Rome, Natalie can most often be found cruising along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.

She is always up for the craic and has written for TripSavvy since 2018.


Natalie holds a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA and a Masters degree in International Development from Universita degli Studi Roma Tre.

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