Lori Zaino

International Contributor

Lori Zaino
Lori has been living in Madrid, Spain since 2008 when she left New York City in search of an adventure. She shares her travel knowledge and tips on the Points Guy in addition to traveling around Europe and Asia to report on and photograph fashion and lifestyle for online magazine "Best Dressed Man on the Planet,” and 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 brand consultant for the Allee-Germaine Fashion network. Lori is a lover of boutique hotels, red wine, yoga and anything and everything Italian. Despite her love for fashion and couture, she feels perfectly at home backpacking through Southeast Asia, her favorite travel spot, and is always up for exploring a new destination.

Lori works to create 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 lori@thepointsguy.com. You can also follow her travel and fashion adventures via Instagram.

99 Articles by Lori Zaino

Maximize Valentine’s Day Purchases with Shopping Portals

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you plan on purchasing flowers, jewelry or any other gifts for that special someone, make sure to maximize your spending by going through a shopping portal. Why Use a Portal? For the uninitiated, shopping portals are sites that offer loyalty program members bonus miles or points for each…

3 European Cities to Visit for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino shares three European cities perfect for an affordable escape. (Room rates quoted below are priced for Valentine’s Day weekend. All photos are by the author unless specified.) Famous cities of love like Paris and Venice are obvious choices when it comes to Valentine’s Day getaways, but other European cities…

5 Reasons to Visit Milan in 2016

Milan is often overlooked in favor of flashier Italian hubs like Florence, Venice and Rome, but it shouldn’t be. Thanks to the nifty combination of a strong US dollar and a weaker-than-usual euro, now is a great time to visit Italy, especially Milan, a gorgeous city with many hidden secrets. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explores what’s…

10 Photos: Roaming Around Madrid

Our “10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels and flights and more. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino shares some great haunts in her home city of Madrid, Spain for relaxing, touring, chowing down or simply enjoying some sunshine. One of the best things about Madrid is that it’s never in a hurry. It’s always a…

World’s Most Unusual Hotels: Sleep in a Vintage Boeing Aircraft in Costa Rica

Our new monthly series from TPG Contributor Lori Zaino, “World’s Most Unusual Hotels,” features some of the world’s craziest, most original properties around the globe, perfect for adventurous travelers who are ready for a little something different. (Except where noted, all photos are courtesy of the hotel.) Make sure to check out last month’s installment featuring Canada’s…

10 Photos: Exploring the Highs and Lows of Lisbon

Our “10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels and flights and more. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino walks us around Lisbon’s many neighborhoods and points out special monuments, beautiful buildings and local haunts to enjoy while wandering through the city. In Lisbon, Portugal, even the most mundane details have allure, from the soft glow of street lamps…

16 Fabulous Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Finding a great gift for the traveler in your life can be a daunting task — especially for someone who seems to have it all. This year, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino has rounded up some great gifts for our annual TPG Gift Guide For Travelers. It’s that time of year again! Holiday shopping is in…

Favorite Places: The Wineries of Porto, Portugal

Our weekend series “Favorite Places” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino explains why winery-hopping along the Douro River in northern Portugal is such a delightful experience. (All photos are by author unless otherwise specified.) I first went to Porto several years ago because it…

World’s Most Unusual Hotels: Hotel de Glace — Quebec, Canada

Our new monthly series from TPG Contributor Lori Zaino, “World’s Most Unusual Hotels,” features some of the world’s craziest, most original hotels around the world, perfect for adventurous travelers who are ready for a little something different. (Except where noted, all photos are courtesy of the hotel.) Ice hotels are a hot trend in cold, Nordic spots like Sweden,…

Booking Hotels vs. Rental Homes In Southeast Asia

When traveling to Southeast Asia, you can find some great bargains on home rentals — but in third-world countries, are rental lodgings a better idea than a traditional hotel stay? TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through the pros and cons of staying in apartments and homes versus hotels in Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. (Photos…