Teddy Minford

Teddy Minford


Teddy Minford spent her childhood in Europe before moving to Sun Valley, Idaho. She now lives in New York, where she’s always planning her next trip. When she’s not writing and editing for Fodor’s, you can usually find her reading a book.


  • Why do you travel?

    I love finding new places and seeking out beauty everywhere I go.

  • What’s one thing you never travel without?

    Two things—a good book and a bathing suit.

  • City or country?

    Country, of course. (But maybe a few nights in the city on the way there…)

  • Do you like traveling solo?

    Not at all. My favorite travel memories are all with friends and family.

  • What’s on your travel bucket list?

    I add to this on a daily basis, but right now Mongolia, Botswana, Marfa, and Egypt top the list.

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

    I’m basic—a two week glamping safari followed up with a few nights at an overwater bungalow somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

  • What was your worst travel experience?

    Being stranded in suburban Utah the night before an early flight out of Salt Lake City, with no hotel vacancies within a 100 mile radius. It was too cold to sleep in the car and we ended up at a roadside motel in Provo with bars on the windows and hair all over the bed.

  • If you could live in any hotel, which would it be?

    Not a roadside motel in Provo. If we're being practical, I might say the penthouse of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg where I spent my honeymoon, but I'm a huge fan of low-key luxury, so I would choose UXUA, in Brazil (where I also spent my honeymoon).

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

    I love the American Southwest for the dramatic landscapes and the Mediterranean for the food, history, and rocky beaches. I also highly recommend Burning Man to (almost) anybody who hasn't been and doesn't mind a bit of dust. If I could, I would visit India and Paris once a year.

  • When were you first bitten by the travel bug?

    While working on organic farms in Iceland, France, and Italy after high school and hearing stories from other travelers about places like Kashmir and the Faroe Islands.

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