Barbara Orr

Barbara Orr is a journalist with more than three decades of experience covering travel, food, and culture for magazines, guidebooks, and apps. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, The Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times, and more. Over the years, Barbara has also written a number of guidebooks, including “Frommer's Niagara Region” and “Day Trips from Toronto: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveller.”

• 30+ years of experience as a freelance travel journalist
• Former president of The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
• Won two Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism in 2012
• Received a scholarship from the International Food Wine & Travel Association in 2014
• Received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Toronto

About Travel + Leisure

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