Kayla Becker

Kayla Becker

Assistant Editor

Kayla is the New York-based Assistant Editor at Fodor’s, where she covers Florida, the Caribbean, Alaska, and Paris. She’s also written for ShermansTravel. When she’s not traveling, you can find her in Central Park or wishing she was on a beach in her home state of Florida.


  • Why do you travel?

    To see the world in new ways. Not to be cheesy, but I believe “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer” is totally accurate.

  • What’s one thing you never travel without?

    A good pair of shoes that can be dressed up or down.

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

    I’m usually hangry, so I always try to have a few restaurants or cafes in mind to try around my hotel.

  • Do you like traveling solo?

    Yes—it can be such a liberating experience, and you don’t have to mold to anyone else’s schedule.

  • Carry-on or checked?

    Carry-on! Less stuff, fewer problems.

  • What’s on your travel bucket list?

    The Galapagos. Also Argentina. And New Zealand. It’s a long list.

  • Where’s your favorite beach in the world?

    Destin, a gorgeous Florida beach with white sand and emerald water. Ok, so I’m biased-- it’s also one of the closest to my hometown.

  • What are your favorite countries, destinations to travel to

    France holds a special place in my heart since I lived there for a year before moving to New York.

  • When were you first bitten by the travel bug?

    My first time out of the U.S. was to Switzerland. The cheese! The chocolate! The mountains! Naturally, I was hooked.

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

    A piece of jewelry or anything that can be worn. It’s functional and usually starts a conversation.

Most Recent Works