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].

53 Articles by Lori Zaino

Hotel Alternatives: Booking Rental Homes For Travel

As a companion piece to Ryan Gargiulo‘s post on reasonably priced long-and-short term accommodation, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares a few more websites that will help you rent a house or apartment for your next trip. Although AmEx Membership Rewards partner Airbnb may be the most popular rental site, several other websites offer a variety of rental options, as well. HomeAway, VRBO &…

6 Sunny Spring Break Spots for Budget Travelers

After the watching blizzards plague the northeast and midwest this winter, many people are hoping to escape (read: flee) the cold for a warm weather getaway. TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino helps select some warm destinations that won’t break the bank. After a long childhood in Chicago followed by a few years in New York City,…

Detox Destinations for a Healthy 2015

Ready for that relaxing, tranquil getaway you deserve? TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino shares some retreats and escapes that fit any budget, in hopes of helping all TPG readers have a healthy and happy 2015.  As we start out February, those New Year’s Resolutions you made a mere month ago are probably well on their way to being forgotten. However, you…

6 Reasons Why Global Entry Rocks

Here at TPG, we love Global Entry. Simply put, it just makes traveling easier, especially when you’re constantly flying internationally. What’s not to love about a program that allows you to skip lines and cut corners? Read on as TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino explains all the many reasons Global Entry rocks. While you’re at it, be sure to…

Layover Lowdown: Singapore Changi Airport

Our new “Layover Lowdown” series will feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights. The TPG team will offer tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino starts…

The TPG Hot List: Must-See Destinations For 2015

We’re just about to wrap up 2014, and if you’re anything like the team here at TPG, you’re already planning some epic trips for 2015. TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino guides us through some destinations that the TPG team is hoping to visit in the year ahead.  Increasingly, travelers are seeking remote, little-known destinations that may be hard to…

TPG’s Top New Year’s Resolutions for Travelers

The TPG team is excited to see if 2015 will bring higher point valuations, cheaper award redemptions and (in a dream world) lower hotel and airfare costs. As a companion piece to our list of fabulous destinations to visit in 2015, TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino has compiled a set of resolutions designed to help us improve our collective…

Layover Lowdown: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

Our new “Layover Lowdown” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights. The TPG team will offer tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. Today, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us…