Shoshi Parks Shoshi Parks is a Bay Area-based anthropologist and freelance writer specializing in travel, history, and food. She began her professional career working on issues of indigenous rights in Latin America and has been freelance writing since 2016. Experience Shoshi’s work has appeared at NPR, Smithsonian.com, Atlas Obscura, Vice, Yes! Magazine, Roadtrippers, Adventure.com and a number of other outlets. She’s a contributor to Fodor’s Travel and Time Out. Education Shoshi earned an M.A.and Ph.D. in anthropology and archaeology at Boston University. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash 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.