Lauren Dana Ellman

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Lauren Dana Ellman is a freelance travel writer and editor. A New York native through and through, Lauren spent her college years studying journalism at Syracuse University before moving back downstate to pursue a career in travel media. Her work — which includes hotel reviews, specially curated travel roundups, travel must-haves, bucket-list-worthy destination inspiration, and personal essays — has been published in Condé Nast Traveler, ShermansTravel, SmarterTravel, PopSugar, Oyster, Family Vacation Critic, and Hotels Above Par.

• Received a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University

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