Andrea Sachs

Washington, D.C.

Travel reporter

Education: Northwestern University, MA, journalism; Tufts University, BA

Andrea Sachs has written for Travel since 2000. She has reported from nearby places such as Ellicott City, Md., and the Jersey Shore, and from far-flung locations, including Burma, Namibia and Russia.
Latest from Andrea Sachs

Burrowing badgers force weeks-long shutdown for Dutch trains

Dutch train authority ProRail has halted service on two railway lines because badger tunnels could cause the tracks to collapse.

March 24, 2023

Think you can land a plane in an emergency? Pilots explain why you can’t.

Ask pilots and they'll tell you: landing a large passenger jet is much harder than it looks on "Airplane!" and "Snakes on a Plane."

March 22, 2023

Mountain lion attacks tourist in a pool at Colorado vacation rental

The visitor suffered scratches on his head before the predator fled to higher ground.

March 21, 2023

Flight attendants want to ban lap-babies on planes

Recent incidents of severe turbulence have reignited a 30-year debate over whether babies should be forced to fly in their own seats.

March 16, 2023

Why does flying seem so terrible right now?

From close calls on runways to a frightening descent toward the Pacific Ocean, flying incidents have dominated headlines for months.

March 15, 2023

Everything you need to know about foreign pharmacies

Feeling sick while traveling abroad? Here's how to safely buy medications at foreign pharmacies.

March 14, 2023

Stowaway gets kicked off Miami cruise ship for being an owl

Rescuers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission snared the burrowing owl while the Royal Caribbean ship was docked in Miami.

March 8, 2023

Meet the pets flying on private jets

When commercial flights aren’t an option, passengers turn to transatlantic charter planes for their dogs and cats.

March 7, 2023

Can’t sleep before a big trip? Here’s how to get some shut-eye.

When faced with uncertainties of travel day, our primal “fight or flight” kicks in, sleep experts say.

March 6, 2023

We asked ChatGPT to plan the perfect tour of D.C. Here’s how it went.

Could AI be trusted to guide us through monuments, museums and more? I tested the bot’s itinerary in my hometown.

February 28, 2023