Sam Hayes

  • Has written for Verywell, Tripsavvy, and The Spruce since March 2018
  • Graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science
  • Sam has written about local news and lifestyle topics since 2009


In college, Sam started writing for The Daily Collegian as a news reporter his freshman year. He eventually became an editor and wrote for a local newspaper. Sam Hayes graduated with two bachelor’s degrees from UMass, Amherst and wrote his honor’s thesis on relativistic physics. After college, he began writing online content and articles for various businesses, ranging from topics such as bicycle touring to cooking recipes. Eventually he began graduate school, and continues to have fun blogging and writing lifestyle articles.


Sam has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a speciality in news writing. He also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science.

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