Rachel Orr

Washington, D.C.

Lead Art Director for The Lily

Education: Ohio University, BS in Visual Communication: Publication Design and Informational Graphics. Specialization in Magazine Journalism

Rachel is the lead art director for The Lily and was a founding member on the team. She started at The Washington Post in 2013 as a designer for Express before joining the Emerging News Products team in 2014. She often contributes personal essays to The Lily.
Latest from Rachel Orr

Worldle, Semantle, Heardle and 9 other Wordle alternatives

Like "Wordle"? Here are some similar games to try.

April 12, 2022

    How to ride Tokyo's trains

    Our city expert shows tourists how to ride from Narita International Airport to Tokyo Station, step by step.

    January 17, 2020

      Christmas movies where travel is part of the fun

      Travel and holidays go together like milk and Santa’s cookies. By The Way staffers explain why travel scenes from their favorite movies stir up fuzzy feelings.

      December 17, 2019

        How to pack like Santa Claus

        To fly across the world on one special night, he reveals he has a secret machine and tries to combat “cookie breath.”

        December 17, 2019

          How to ride Metro, Washington's subway system

          For tourists visiting D.C., our city expert takes you from buying a SmarTrip farecard to swiping out of the station.

          November 11, 2019

            4 steps to in-flight skincare, according to a dermatologist

            These tips will keep you refreshed at 38,000 feet.

            September 19, 2019

              How a reporter survived 12 hours in an airport: Crab cakes, a workout session and two bloody marys

              By The Way reporter Natalie Compton spent 12 hours in the airport. Here are her highs and lows.

              August 8, 2019

                Are you team carry-on or team checked bag?

                The battle between carry-on and checked bags divides the By The Way staff.

                August 7, 2019

                  What to pack in your carry-on to sleep on a plane

                  Neck support, a scarf and more key items that sleep and travel experts say to use.

                  July 26, 2019

                    Unexpected things you can take through airport security

                    Carry-on checklist: Here's what you can pack

                    June 19, 2019