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, travel and lifestyle for a number of different outlets. Lori is a lover of boutique hotels, red wine, foreign languages, 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, Twitter and Snapchat (stylemadrid).

109 Articles by Lori Zaino

5 Reasons To Visit Barcelona

There are some cities in Europe you can keep visiting again and again. Today, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares why you should plan a trip to her beloved Barcelona. (All photos are by the author). Barcelona is a beautiful, sprawling city famous for having some of the most magnificent architecture in the world. Not just to be…

10 Photos: Exploring Exotic Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a mythical destination that’s relatively undiscovered thanks to its only recently relaxed borders. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino recently returned from a trip to the bustling city of Mandalay and the ancient town of Bagan, where she explored temples, parks and monuments, and experienced the country’s local charm. (All photos are by author —…

World’s Most Unusual Hotels: Spend the Night at an Artsy Spanish Winery

Our new series from TPG Contributor Lori Zaino, “World’s Most Unusual Hotels,” features some of the craziest, most unique properties around the globe, perfect for adventurous travelers who are ready for a little something different. Here, she guides us through the Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel located in northern Spain’s…

Eat Your Way Through Madrid With This Guide to the Tastiest Tapas

One of the best parts of traveling through Europe is the food. Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through some of Spain’s most popular dishes and where to find them in Madrid. (All photos are by author unless otherwise noted.) Madrid seems to have become a hot destination for foodies since you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean meals for…

7 Easy Ways to Stay Connected While Traveling Abroad

Everyone hates the idea of seeing roaming charges on your phone bill after a trip abroad. We’ve all been there, but the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way — TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino explains how you can stay connected on the cheap without much effort. While we sometimes travel with the…

Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Mother’s Day Shopping

Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day, so it’s time to start thinking about getting her something special. Luckily, the holiday is also a perfect opportunity to earn some extra bonus AAdvantage miles by using a shopping portal (along with utilizing some lucrative bonus offers) to make your purchase. Mother’s Day Shopping via Portals For those who aren’t…

Giving Tuesday: Donate Points & Miles To Those in Need

We often get emails at TPG asking about using points and miles for things other than travel. If you don’t plan on using your points for flights or hotels, donating them is a great way to pay it forward. To help you narrow down some options, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino has mapped out some information…

4 Spring Break Spots to Experience Luxury for Less

After all this wild winter weather, perhaps it’s time for a spring getaway filled with sunshine and plenty of heat. Here, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some warm and sunny destinations where you can stretch those dollars just a little further. 1. Gran Canaria, Spain Americans typically aren’t very familiar with the Canary Islands, which are located…

5 Key Things to Know About Getting Global Entry

Here at TPG we love anything that makes international travel easier — meaning we’re all thrilled with Global Entry. Being able to fast-track through immigration can save international travelers so much time and hassle, not to mention that TSA PreCheck is a huge added bonus. Today, Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino touches on some important things…

Giving Tuesday: How to Help Children Around The World

Traveling to far-off lands and exotic countries is incredible, but seeing an impoverished child selling souvenirs or begging for money can really tug on you heartstrings. Here, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino offers some charity organizations and ways to help make a difference in kids’ lives around the world. (All photos are by author unless otherwise specified). Research Charity Options Ahead…