Samantha Priestley Lives In U.K. Samantha Priestley is a travel-focused writer. Her work has been featured in Town and Country magazine, Culture Trip, and other publications. Samantha lives in the U.K., where she was born. She has been writing for TripSavvy since 2020. Experience Samantha has been writing for almost 20 years and has focussed on travel for the last three years. She's written for Town and Country magazine, Culture Trip, Wanderlust, and The Boutique Handbook. She currently writes for a range of U.K. publications and international websites, including Food52 and The Beet.Before focussing on travel, Samantha wrote novels, short stories, plays, and a criminal history book about post-mortem punishments. Education Samantha is from a working class background in the U.K. and began her career in publishing with Blackwells, directly upon leaving school at age 16. Since then, she's worked hard to progress in her chosen career and bring up a family. 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.