Molly O'Brien

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Molly O'Brien is a Los Angeles-based freelance travel journalist, who writes and edits for a variety of international travel and lifestyle outlets. She's lived on both coasts from Massachusetts to California and has made Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Luis Obispo, Barcelona, and Los Angeles her home.
Molly writes and edits for dozens of well-known travel and lifestyle publications. She also works as a copywriter for Metrolink's Southern California destination feature website. She especially enjoys covering feature profiles about interesting people doing interesting things such as chocolate making, beekeeping, wing-walking, and interesting destinations like under-the-radar wine spots, the best brewery towns, and lesser-known ski destinations. She also loves to write about a hotel with a good story. When she's not writing, Molly enjoys spending time outdoors, at coffee shops and breweries, and traveling. Her favorite city in the world (so far) is Barcelona, Spain, but she loves traveling anywhere that offers sunny weather and ample hiking opportunities.


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