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).

115 Articles by Lori Zaino

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s time to think about where you’re staying. Luckily, there are tons of points hotel options all over Europe, whether you’re…

TPG Staff Picks for Best Luggage

Are you in the market for some new luggage? TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino recently asked TPG’s editorial staff to share their favorite suitcases. Here are their recommendations for your next great travel bag, plus a few of her own.  TPG readers are constantly asking us about our favorite luggage and wondering what bags and suitcases…

How to Pick the Perfect Thai Island Paradise For You

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for choosing the perfect Thai island paradise for you, outlining the perks of some of the most popular islands in order to help you find one or two that suit your needs. (All photos are by author unless otherwise specified).  With hundreds of islands scattered across the Gulf of…

5 Money-Saving Tips For Traveling Around Europe

Today, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips and tricks for using points and miles for getting around Europe. (All photos are by the author unless otherwise noted.) Chances are, you’re planing to visit more than one European city — or country — while you’re in the area. If you’ve managed to bank a ton…

10 Travel Apps for Your Next Trip to Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino helps you stay in the loop with a list of travel apps to download before your next trip to Europe. Travel apps can make the life of a frequent traveler much easier — let’s face it, where would we be without Google Maps, XE Currency Converter and TripIt? As the world of…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

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…