Laura Begley Bloom is an award-winning travel writer, editor, and content strategist who appears regularly on television as a travel expert. Journalism is part of Laura’s heritage: Her great great grandfather was a Civil War correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Laura has been writing about travel since the early days of her career, when she started off as a honeymoon editor, even though—ironically—she was single at the time. Since then, she has written for a number of publications, including Food & Wine, Wallpaper, and The New York Times, and she writes popular travel columns for Forbes and Tripadvisor. Throughout her career, Laura has held many high-level roles such as editor-in-chief of Yahoo Travel, which was named the top online travel magazine under her leadership. Before that, she was deputy editor of Travel + Leisure. An in-demand speaker, Laura often moderates travel conferences and appears regularly on television, including the Weather Channel, CNN, Good Morning America, NBC Today, and more. One of Laura’s claims to fame: Her interview with Kurt Cobain for her college radio station fanzine, Dirt, is one of the singer’s earliest known interviews and has been included in many Nirvana anthologies.

• 25+ years of experience working as a writer, editor, and content strategist
• Numerous awards, including the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)
• Travel expert who appears regularly on television and as a speaker at conferences
• Received a bachelor’s degree in economics and East Asian studies from Smith College
• Taught graduate-level journalism at New York University

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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