Andrea Byrd

Andrea Byrd is a freelance writer, poet, screenwriter, and storyteller based in the Midwest. Originally from Chicago, Andrea graduated from Mississippi Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. She is currently a freelance writer, contributing to Travel + Leisure, CNBC Select, and PBS’s Rewire. When she’s not writing, she can often be found honing her photography skills.

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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