Natalie B. Compton

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering travel

Education: University of the Pacific, BA in Communications

Natalie Compton is a staff writer reporting on travel for the Washington Post. She has covered travel, food, and alcohol from every continent.
Latest from Natalie B. Compton

23 podcasts and audiobooks to save for a long travel day

Expert travelers share their favorite downloads, including the best podcasts and audiobooks on everything from celebrities to cooking, music and art.

May 26, 2023

You asked: Do hotel key cards store my personal data?

By The Way Concierge investigates an urban legend about hotel key cards.

May 25, 2023

7 ways to survive peak airport chaos this summer

How to manage the mayhem at airports, from packing and parking to check-in and security.

May 25, 2023

Is affordable luxury in Southeast Asia a myth? We went to find out.

Can you still get five-star treatment at two-star prices in Southeast Asia? I went to Thailand and Vietnam to fact-check the old myth.

May 23, 2023

Who gets the groceries for a vacation house? Uber will.

Uber announced a new tool for group grocery orders, complete with deadlines, reminders and bill-splitting.

May 17, 2023

9 less-crowded summer vacation destinations

With the number of travelers continuing to boom, here are nine options to get away from summer crowds.

May 16, 2023

Will pilot strikes disrupt my summer flights? Here’s what to know.

While walkouts by Southwest, American and United pilots are unlikely, experts warn it could be “a very difficult summer.”

May 12, 2023

Paris crowns its best baguette

The winner of best baguette wins a contract to supply the French presidential palace with bread for a year.

May 11, 2023

You asked: Can I rush my Global Entry application?

By The Way Concierge looks into current Global Entry application wait times.

May 11, 2023

Pssst. Mobile Passport is the best-kept secret in air travel.

No, really. Stop what you’re doing and download this free, under-the-radar line-cutting app.

May 11, 2023