With over 15 years of experience creating print and digital lifestyle content, Hannah Selinger covers divergent beats including food, wine, travel, and real estate.

  • Certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers
  • Graduate of the International Culinary Center
  • 2022 M.F.K. Fisher James Beard Award nominee
  • 2020 and 2022 IACP Award Finalist in the category of narrative beverage writing
  • Received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University
  • Received a master’s degree from Emerson College
  • Is at work on a memoir about her time in the restaurant industry, which recently sold at auction to Hachette imprint Little, Brown, and which will be published in 2025


Hannah's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine, Eater, CNN Travel, Hemispheres, Gastro Obscura, Eating Well, The Boston Globe, Curbed, Bon Appétit, and elsewhere. She has traveled to 24 countries and currently lives in Boxford, Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and one Russian tortoise.


A graduate of Columbia University and Emerson College, where she was a Presidential Merit Fellow, Hannah is also a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a graduate of the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute, or FCI)

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Latest from Hannah Selinger
The pool and exterior of The Cove Eleuthera
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A man walks with two white rhinos at a conservancy in Kenya
In a Race Against Extinction, 2 Organizations Are Using Smart Science to Save Animal Species
A woman and child look at dinosaur exhibits in the Arizona Museum of Natural History
These 2 Accessibility Initiatives Will Change the Way You Think About Travel
Exterior of a villa at Rancho Pescadero
This Todos Santos Hotel Is an Eco-conscious Paradise
Portrait of free diver Zandile Ndhvolu in a wet suit sitting on rocks waterside in Cape Town
Meet 2 Women Championing Smart Solutions in Sustainable Building and Ocean Access
Aerial view of the shoreline of Brazil, including thatched rooftops of a hotel
5 Hospitality Brands Leading the Way in Conscious, Environment-minded Travel
Guadalajara, Mexico, at dusk
3 Trailblazing Destinations Changing Travel for the Better
A diner at Rosella, in New York City's East Village
These Changemakers Are Tackling Issues of Sustainability and Equity in the Food and Wine World
Pair of photos, one showing a woman in an orange coat with a tan bag, and one showing a dark brown bag on a white chair
These 5 Sustainably Minded Companies Are Setting New Standards for the Fashion and Beauty Industries
Art conservators work on Bellini works in Venice
How This Organization Is Saving Venice One Piece of Art at a Time
A woman looking out on the water at Salomon Bay on St John
Why I Love the Unspoiled Beaches of St. John, With Family-Friendly Villas, Crystalline Waters, and Wild Sea Turtles
The main town square of Waterville Valley lit up at night and covered in snow
This East Coast Ski Resort Is the Ultimate Getaway for Cozy New England Vibes
Sunrise over the ocean from Shore Club in Turks & Caicos
This Turks and Caicos Resort Has a Pristine Beach, 4 Pools, and Over-the-top Villas That Are Perfect for Families
Exterior and outdoor fire pits at Mayflower, Auberge Resorts Collection in Connecticut
This Idyllic Connecticut Inn Was the Perfect Wellness Escape for 2 Pandemic-exhausted Moms
A courtyard pool at a modern motor lodge
The New Golden Age of the Motor Lodge
An overwater villa at the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort
All-inclusive Resort Vacations Are Getting More Luxurious and Easier to Book — Here's How to Find the Right One for Your Family
Classic Hamptons views of the seashore, dunes and ocean front mansions of "The Hamptons" on Long Island
This New York Beach Destination Is Also Home to Instagram-worthy Wineries and Cool Boutique Hotels
Illustration of hotel guests poolside at a resort
Why All-inclusives Are Suddenly the Hottest Vacations — Even for Luxury Travelers
Beach entrance on the dunes in Southampton
Where to Stay, Eat, Drink, and Play in the Hamptons, According to a Year-round Local