Nicole Leigh West Follow Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Nicole Leigh West is an author and freelance writer specializing in lifestyle and travel. Nicole's work has appeared in publications, including Wanderlust Travel Magazine and The Huffington Post. Experience Nicole's work has appeared in publications including Vacations and Travel Magazine, Wanderlust, The Huffington Post, KAYAK Travel Hacker, Remote Lands Travelogues, International Diver Magazine, and more. Nicole is the author of several travel guides and "The Gypsy Trail," a young-adult fiction novel, 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.