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 By The Way, the Washington Post's new travel destination. Compton has covered travel, food, and alcohol on every continent.
Latest from Natalie B. Compton

A hater’s guide to Nashville

How to find the heart of Music City without getting caught in “Nash Vegas.”

December 2, 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

6 questions about flying with marijuana, answered

Here's what to know if you show up at TSA with weed or CBD products.

November 30, 2022

Woman found dead in Zion National Park during hiking trip with husband

The husband told officials they were camping when they became “dangerously cold.”

November 25, 2022

Give the gift of stress-free travel with these 7 airport perks

Make travel a little easier by getting someone through security faster or treating them to lounge access.

November 25, 2022

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

Post travel reporters answered holiday travel questions.

November 17, 2022

Want to escape your family holiday? Plan a trip with this quiz.

After almost three years of a brutal pandemic, you deserve an epic holiday vacation, whether it's a bucket-list trip to Paris or a more manageable jaunt to a Florida beach.

November 17, 2022

You asked: What’s the best way to thank hospitality workers?

By The Way Concierge addresses supporting the people who make travel possible.

November 10, 2022

Your guide to surviving airport chaos

Flight canceled? Luggage lost? Here’s how to deal with travel headaches this holiday season.

November 10, 2022

All-terrain wheelchairs arrive at U.S. parks: ‘This is life-changing’

Parks in Georgia, South Dakota, Minnesota and Michigan are providing wheelchair users with free adaptive equipment to explore off-road trails.

November 8, 2022