Amanda Sadlowski

Amanda Sadlowski


Originally from Connecticut, Amanda grew up exploring New England before moving to New York City for college. After brief stints in Dublin and London, she took her passion for all things travel to Fodor's.


  • Why do you travel?

    Simply put, to understand: myself, my fellow travelers, other cultures, where we came from, where we might be going.

  • What’s one thing you never travel without?

    A good book for long plane/train/bus rides.

  • What’s the first thing you do when you arrive in a new place?

    Find the best coffee.

  • Where did you have your most unforgettable meal?

    Franklin’s BBQ in Austin, Texas. It’s probably the only place in the world worth a two-hour line (especially since you can tailgate with mimosas while you wait).

  • What’s on your travel bucket list?

    Everywhere? But more specifically at this moment: the Atacama Desert; the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica; New Zealand; and Lyon, France.

  • Where’s your favorite beach in the world?

    Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

  • What are your favorite countries, destinations to travel to?

    Ireland will always have a huge place in my heart. The people, the landscapes, the Guinness. It’s been over eight years since I lived there, but it still feels like home.

  • If you had limitless funds, what would be your dream destination?

    Hang with the penguins on a cruise through Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands.

  • What items do you always try to bring back as souvenirs?

    Wine/craft beer/booze that I can share with my friends, or anything I can decorate my home with (aka all the tchotchkes).

  • What's your first travel memory?

    A true New Englander’s answer: exploring Boston and road-tripping up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Most Recent Works

The Perfect Weekend Getaway: Jersey Shore From New York City

The Perfect Weekend Getaway: Jersey Shore From New York City

With family-friendly beaches, old-school boardwalks, and eateries ranging from the classically nostalgic to the modernly hip, Jersey Shore has a lot more going for it than just being the setting for a certain infamous reality TV show.