Lori is a full-time traveler and writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Her travels have taken her throughout all 50 states and dozens of countries. No matter where she roams, she is happiest with a fresh cup of coffee in hand. Lori writes for Hearst Media and is a freelance travel writer. Her bylines include Afar, Business Insider, Time Out, and other consumer publications. She loves cruising, relaxing at beachside resorts, and exploring small towns.