Tamara Lush Follow Twitter Lives In Florida Tamara Lush is a Florida-based journalist and fiction author. She was a reporter with The Associated Press and is an Amtrak writing fellow. Experience Tamara Lush is a Florida-based journalist and fiction author. For more than a dozen years, she was a reporter with The Associated Press. She's an Amtrak writing fellow, the winner of the George C. Polk Award for environmental journalism, and a Romance Writers of America Rita Award finalist. Her debut mystery, "Grounds for Murder", was published by Crooked Lane Books in December of 2020. She lives on the Florida Gulf Coast with her husband and two dogs. 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.