Shannon McMahon is a travel reporter with a background in news reporting, destination features and data journalism. She covers travel news and trends for By The Way, The Washington Post's travel destination. Previously the editor of news and features at SmarterTravel.com and a breaking news writer for Boston.com, her stories have also appeared in Condé' Nast Traveler, USA Today, Business Insider, the Huffington Post and more. A Boston native, she's lived in the south of Spain, eaten her way around Sri Lanka, hiked Jordan's Petra Basin and spelunked in the remote Caribbean. She's been quoted as an expert travel source by CNBC, People.com, MarketWatch and more.