Hannah Sampson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on travel news

Education: University of Miami, B.S. in Print Journalism

Hannah Sampson is a staff writer at The Washington Post for By The Way, where she reports on travel news. Before joining The Post in May 2019, she covered the business of travel in New York City for Skift, a digital news and research site. Before that, she spent 17 years at the Miami Herald, most recently as the newspaper's tourism reporter.
Latest from Hannah Sampson

Indoor parks, $2 billion renovations: America’s airport glow-up

Expensive airport renovations aim to woo travelers with high ceilings, indoor trees, natural light and new tech in the security line.

December 6, 2022

Cruise passenger dies in ‘rogue wave incident’ on Antarctica trip

A large, unpredictable wave hit the Viking Polaris cruise ship on its way back to Ushuaia, a resort town in southern Argentina.

December 2, 2022

8 ways to be the absolute worst national park visitor

Hitting golf balls into the Grand Canyon, licking toads and getting too close to wildlife: National park visitors are not always on their best behavior.

December 1, 2022

Delta is making its airport lounges more exclusive

The airline says the changes are meant to help protect a "premium experience."

November 30, 2022

Your guide to smoother holiday travel

Tips for packing, preparing your car for snow and how to deal with airport problems on Christmas, New Year's Eve and other winter trips.

November 30, 2022

How the Mauna Loa eruption could impact your Hawaii trip

What the volcanic activity means for flights, air quality, sightseeing and more.

November 29, 2022

Thanksgiving travel was not a fiasco. Is it a good sign for Christmas?

Airlines staffed up for Thanksgiving, and flight cancellations were low for the holiday, even if storms led to Sunday delays.

November 28, 2022

6 tips to avoid getting your family sick during holiday travel

'Tis "the season of grossness." Infectious-disease experts share tips on avoiding covid, RSV and the flu.

November 23, 2022

9 changes Disney fans want returning CEO Bob Iger to make at parks

After the company fired Bob Chapek and reinstated Bob Iger, Disney park fans used social media to propose changes at theme parks.

November 21, 2022

Will the airport be chaotic this holiday? Your questions, answered.

Post travel reporters answered holiday travel questions.

November 17, 2022