Katie Jackson is a Montana native who moved to New York City at age 18 to study marketing and cultural diversity. She began her career interning at Time Warner Cable's NY1 News and the largest newspaper in the Hamptons before working at a PR firm, where she became the first employee in the company’s history to book herself on TV (NBC LA, Fox NY, ABC Chicago) and represent clients (American Express, Keurig, Sketchers, Dyson, Airbnb) in a two-minute live segment. Katie later moved to Nicaragua to work for a Condé Nast Top Traveler Specialist. She continued to explore her love of travel by spending two years globetrotting across five continents while contributing to major media outlets and freelancing as a media relations strategist for clients like Rent.com, Godiva, and Sweet Earth Foods. Today, you can find her bylines in USA Today, The Sunday Times, Esquire, Outside, New York Post, and Travel + Leisure, among others.

• 8+ years of experience working in media, marketing, and public relations
• Received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. John's University, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

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

Latest from Katie Jackson
I Spent 80 Days Backpacking Europe in my 20s Tout
I Backpacked Around Europe for 80 Days, and These Are the Items I Couldn’t Have Traveled Without — From $10
Memorial Day Weekend Luggage Sale Tout
The 91 Best Memorial Day Luggage Deals You’ll Find Across the Internet — From Away, Samsonite, and More
Anker Portable Charger Tout
I’m a Travel Writer, and I Swear by This Portable Charger From Amazon That Keeps My Phone Alive for Days
I Collect Bathing Suits Like I Collect Passport Stamps, and This Is My All-time Favorite Tout
I Collect Bathing Suits Like Passport Stamps, and This Flattering Amazon One-piece Is My All-time Favorite
Pigcasso the pig and his painting at Farm Sanctuary SA
This Farm Animal Sanctuary Is Also a Hotel — and Its Resident Pig Is a World-famous Artist
I Travel Solo Often, and This TSA-approved Packable Pepper Spray Gives Me Serious Peace of Mind
I Travel Solo Often, and This Expert-trusted, TSA-approved Pepper Spray Gives Me Serious Peace of Mind
If You Have to Check a Bag, Check Out These TK Travel-writer Approved Suitcases
My Travel Writer Group Chat Finally Revealed Their All-time Favorite Checked Luggage
Lululemon Pieces That Are Perfect for Travel Tout
I Used to Work at Lululemon, and These Are the 17 Genius Items I Recommend for Travel
Waterproof Hiking Boots on Sale Tout
Amazon’s Best-selling Waterproof Hiking Boots Are Nearly 60% Off — Shop the 12 Best Deals for Men and Women
REI's Secret Hiking Sale Must Haves Tout
I’ve Hiked on Every Continent — Here Are 15 Must-haves I’m Eyeing at REI’s Secret Outdoors Sale
An illustration of a younger woman and elderly couple in an airport With Suitcases
Why You Should Travel With Your Parents As They Get Older — and How to Plan a Trip That Everyone Enjoys
Flight Attendant Loved Laptop Bag
Flight Attendants Reveal This $27 Amazon Backpack to Be Their Ultimate Carry-on Hack
15 Handy Finds We Discovered in Amazon's Secret Camping Store—and They Start at $TK
I’m a Lifelong Camper, and I Found 15 Must-haves in Amazon’s Secret Camping Store
Amazon’s Best-selling Rain Jackets Are So Stylish You’ll be Praying for Precip
This Is Not an April Fools' Prank — Amazon's Best-selling Spring Rain Jackets Are All Under $50 Right Now
TK Items Never to Pack, According to Travel Writers and Flight Attendants — and What to Bring Instead TOUT
Flight Attendants Spill Their Secrets: 14 Things You Should Never Bring on a Plane, and What to Pack Instead
Podiatrist Approved Most Comfortable Shoes Tout
Oprah’s 'Favorite' Podiatrist-loved Shoe Brand Is Having a Secret Sale — Shop 12 Styles Up to Nearly 60% Off
Travel Writer Group Chat roundup TOUT
I’m in a Travel Writer Group Chat, and These Are the 16 Products We Can’t Stop Talking About
Best Deals From REI's Sale Tout
The 15 Best Deals From REI's Surprise Weekend Camping Gear Sale, According to a Lifelong Camper
These Amazon Products Are My Go Tos Tout
I’ve Been to All 7 Continents, and These 15 Genius Amazon Finds Changed the Way I Travel
DG Hill Thermal Socks
These Thermal Socks Keep My Feet Toasty Warm When Skiing — and You Can Get 2 for the Price of 1
Sobel Westex Sale Tout
I Finally Found the Ultimate Hotel-quality Pillows — and They’re Just $8 for Presidents Day
Presidents Day Zappos comfy shoe sale
The 98 Best Comfortable Shoe Deals From Zappos for Presidents Day Weekend
Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack Tout
I’ve Worn This Travel Backpack in More Than 50 Countries, and It’s Still Going Strong
These Are the $40 Fleece-lined Jeans I’m Wearing to the Coldest Place on Earth