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

Jane Lynch leads a gleeful tour of Illinois, the actor’s home state

The actor, who stars in an Illinois Office of Tourism ad campaign, shares her favorite places in the Prairie State.

May 26, 2022

Hotels expand into Airbnb territory by offering private homes

Hotel chains have been venturing into the short-term rental market, a domain long dominated by peer-to-peer platforms.

May 6, 2022

Play, a new Icelandic airline, offers budget transatlantic flights

The carrier debuts at Baltimore, the first of four U.S. airports on the East Coast.

April 19, 2022

Dolly Parton comes home to Dollywood, the theme park of her dreams

Dollywood is introducing some new experiences this year, though the oldies are still golden.

April 8, 2022

    ‘Is there still a rental car shortage?’ Your travel questions, answered.

    Washington Post travel reporters Andrea Sachs, Hannah Sampson and Natalie B. Compton will answer your questions about navigating pandemic travel, on Monday at noon Eastern time.

    April 4, 2022

    Celebrating Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday in Auburn, N.Y.

    Auburn, N.Y., is home to a slew of Harriet Tubman attractions, including her residence and gravesite.

    March 25, 2022

    Edgar Allan Poe Museum marks 100 years celebrating master of the macabre

    To celebrate its centennial, the Richmond museum dedicated to the writer's legacy will unveil new artifacts and host special events.

    March 11, 2022

    Louisiana Civil Rights Trail marks a long road to equality

    Last February, the state debuted the trail, a mix of online content and physical sites integral to the movement that engulfed the South in the 1950s and ’60s.

    February 24, 2022

    Shepard Fairey on art, skateboarding and the culture of change in Charleston, S.C.

    “Charleston’s history is fused into everything, but the way it’s mutating with contemporary influences is really fascinating.”

    February 11, 2022

    The U.S. gained three new low-budget airlines last year. We flew them all.

    Aha, Avelo and Breeze Airways follow a similar script: They mainly serve overlooked or smaller destinations and offer a la carte pricing.

    February 4, 2022