Anna Mazurek Title: Travel Writer Education: University of Missouri, University of South Carolina Location: Austin, Texas Expertise: Travel, Food, History, Interiors Anna Mazurek is a freelance writer, photographer, and vagabond based in Austin, Texas. She has a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri and her undergraduate degree is from the University of South Carolina. She writes for travel magazines like AFAR and shoots for corporate clients like Facebook (Meta). She teaches photojournalism and business courses at Texas State University and workshops at the University of Texas at Austin. For five summers, she led student photo trips throughout India and Southeast Asia and is currently a photo instructor for Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions. A college semester abroad sparked her love of travel and photography. Since then, she's been to 58 countries and lived in five. Experience 16+ years of editorial experience as a writer and photographerContributor for a wide variety of publications including the Washington Post, AFAR, Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Texas Monthly, Australian Rolling Stone, Southern Living, American Airlines’ American Way, The Denver Post, Austin Monthly, Austin Home, The Progressive Farmer, and Fine WoodworkingAuthor of "Good With Money: A Guide to Prioritizing Spending, Maximizing Savings, and Traveling More" About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.