Lori Zaino

International Correspondent

Lori Zaino
After graduating from University of Arizona in 2006, Lori headed straight for New York City. A couple years later she decided to leave her desk job as a fashion buyer behind, and move to Madrid to get a master's degree in Spanish and simultaneously explore as much of Europe as possible. Lori has been residing in Spain for the past 6 years and travels around the world to report on fashion shows and menswear trends for online magazine "Best Dressed Man on the Planet,” while also covering women’s fashion for her own website, “Life and Style Madrid”. Additionally, she is a personal shopper for foreigners traveling to Madrid and shares her knowledge of points and travel on The Points Guy.

When she’s not writing, you can find her learning Italian, practicing yoga, learning about (and consuming) Spanish Rioja vino and of course, traveling as much as she can. Some of her favorite vacation spots include The Greek Islands, Seoul, Mexico City, Budapest, every square inch of Italy, and any Mediterranean beach town.

Lori helps with creating online content for the Points Guy and loves to help people organize trips around Europe, so feel free to email her with any questions at [email protected].

68 Articles by Lori Zaino

Your Layover Guide to Seoul (ICN)

The “Your Layover Guide” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as suggesting things to do if you have time to explore the nearby city. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through Korea’s biggest airport, Seoul Incheon (ICN). …

Good News for Travelers: Google Maps Going Offline

Wish you could use the Google Maps smartphone app while traveling in foreign cities, but don’t want to pay expensive roaming charges to access it? Or perhaps you’re visiting a country where mobile data service just isn’t available? Well, good news has arrived: Google announced plans to make navigation and GPS features available offline on the Google Maps app by the end of 2015….

Major TSA Flaws Discovered during Airport Security Sting

After an internal TSA operation where undercover agents were able to successfully smuggle fake explosives and weapons through 67 out of 70 TSA security checkpoints around the country, it’s painfully clear that airport security methods need a serious revision. In the meantime, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has reassigned TSA’s acting administrator, Melvin Carraway, to…

Dip Into the Sexiest Hotel Pools Around the World

Summer’s almost upon us, and in most areas of the world, that means heat! There’s really no better way to enjoy warm weather than a refreshing pool experience, so to make sure we stay cool, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino leads us to some of the most incredible hotel pools around the world. Make sure to check…

A First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Morocco

One of our must-visit destinations for 2015, Morocco is filled with sandy deserts, lively souks and Berber culture. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through some of the hottest spots for a visit to Morocco, including Marrakech, Fez and Essaouira, plus some handy travel tips for your North African getaway. (Except where noted, all photos are…

Dive Into the Best Hotel Pools in America

Summer in the US can be sweltering, so while traveling around the country, where better to cool off than your hotel pool? Whether you want to do some serious laps, lounge in the sun, take a quick dip or simply sip cocktails in the shade, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino invites you to enjoy the best hotel pools in America. The…

Hotel Review: SLS South Beach in Miami

Earlier this year, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne and TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino both stayed at the SLS South Beach in Miami, Florida on official TPG business. Below is Lori’s review of their combined experiences at the hotel.  As boutique hotel lovers, Melanie and I were excited to try out the uber-trendy SLS South Beach, where raging pool parties…

A First-Timer’s Travel Guide to India

Traveling to India for the first time can seem daunting, but TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino — who recently took her own first trip to this huge South Asian country — wants to assure you that a vacation here will prove both fascinating and delightful. To help you stay healthy, safe and savvy during your own trip to India, she offers…

You Can Now Request a Spanish-Speaking Uber Driver in Six US Cities

Si, señor! You can now officially request a Spanish-speaking UberX driver in six US cities. Previously launched in San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson, this option is now available in Los Angeles, Orange County and Chicago as well. Uber is hoping to cater to multicultural communities and travelers visiting the United States, and this seems like a great start….

Your Layover Guide to Mumbai (BOM)

The “Your Layover Guide” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as suggesting things to do if you have time to explore the nearby city. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through the hustle and bustle…