Madison is a journalist with more than five years of experience covering news, commerce, and lifestyle topics. As a versatile freelance writer, she has covered everything from health and wellness to home design and travel. Her work has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including Departures, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Shape, and Health. Currently, Madison is a commerce writer for People. Previously, she was an assistant editor for The Spruce and a digital producer for Prior to writing for Meredith Dotdash brands, Madison worked for a human rights news agency in Cape Town, South Africa, and spent her days on foot around the city, reporting action as it unfolded. These days (when she's not testing out the latest products), she enjoys spending time with family and friends, voraciously reading mystery novels, and befriending every dog in Manhattan.

• 5+ years of lifestyle journalism experience
• Bylines across 18 local, national, and international publications
• Received a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University
• Received a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies from Wake Forest 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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