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].

58 Articles by Lori Zaino

Fun Summer Trips for Budget-Conscious Travelers

As soon as that summer sunshine hits, everyone seems to crave a getaway, so it can often be hard to find good deals. High-season around most of the U.S. and Europe means higher prices, but TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino offers up some destinations that won’t break the bank. For the Carefree and Spirited Adventurer: A U.S. Road Trip…

U.S. Hotel Gyms That Go the Extra Mile

Looking to get your workout on while traveling in America? Read on as TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino explores some of the most elaborate hotel gyms around the United States.  Most hotel gyms are a bit of a snooze, offering little more than a few machines, a handful of free weights, and floor mats that have probably seen better days….

Coolest Hotel Gyms Around the World

Maybe working out isn’t the first thing on your mind when you head to another country, but in case the urge strikes, read on as TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares some of the coolest hotel gyms around the world—with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, unique locations, and amazing views. Make sure to also check out her companion piece on U.S….

Tips & Tricks For Booking Rental Homes

As a companion piece to Ryan Gargiulo‘s post on reasonably priced long-and-short term accommodation and her own on booking rental homes, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino offers tips to help you determine if apartment and house rentals are right for you when you travel.  If you’ve always booked hotel rooms in the past, perhaps the idea of renting apartments or houses seems intimidating. These rentals are typically…

Want Expedited Security? Time To Join TSA Precheck, Global Entry or CLEAR

There are currently one million Americans enrolled in TSA Precheck, so the program is making some changes that affect frequent flyers. If you’re a loyal customer of a domestic frequent flyer program and have opted in for the TSA Precheck lane through your program, it’s possible that you’ve already been notified by email that you’ll see a decline in how often you…

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…