Nancy Trejos

Nancy Trejos is a journalist with more than two decades of experience covering travel. She was previously the cruise editor at Travel Weekly and the hospitality editor at Skift. For seven years, Nancy was a travel reporter for USA Today, where she wrote about hotels, airlines, cruises, and every other aspect of the travel industry. Prior to that, she was a staff writer at The Washington Post for 12 years. During her decade-plus at the newspaper, she covered various beats, including travel from 2009 to 2011, as well as real estate, personal finance, and education. In 2006, she ventured to Baghdad to write about the war in Iraq during a two-month tour of duty. Nancy has also worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, as an editorial assistant at the Associated Press, and as a contributor to Latina magazine. She is the author of the personal finance memoir “Hot (broke) Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink It Too.” Nancy’s father is from Colombia and her mother is from Ecuador, so she spends as much time as possible in South America. She grew up in Queens, New York, and lives there when she isn't exploring new destinations.

• 20+ years of experience as a travel journalist
• Former editor at Travel Weekly and Skift
• Former reporter at USA Today, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times
• Won a Lowell Thomas Award for travel journalism (bronze in the investigative reporting category) in 2011
• Received a bachelor’s degree in American government and politics from Georgetown University

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