Sally French is a travel rewards expert who joined NerdWallet in 2020. She previously wrote about travel and credit cards for The New York Times and its sibling site, Wirecutter.
Outside of work, she loves fitness, and she competes in both powerlifting and weightlifting (she can deadlift more than triple bodyweight). Naturally, her travels always involve a fitness component, including a week of cycling up the coastline of Vietnam and a camping trip to the Arctic Circle, where she biked over the sea ice. Other adventures have included hiking 25 miles in one day through Italy's Cinque Terre and climbing the 1,260 steps to Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi, Thailand.
She lives in San Francisco.
Education: B.J. in photojournalism from University of Missouri, B.A. in German from University of Missouri
Previous experience: The New York Times, MarketWatch, The Orange County Register
The latest from Sally
10 of My Best Tips For Saving Money on Travel
Looking to save money on travel as prices rise? Or go to Europe for $700? It's possible, and these 10 tips can help make it happen.
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Quotes and interviews
The Washington Post. Forget the supply chain crisis. Give the gift of travel.
The Washington Post. Vacations are painfully expensive now, but you can spot ways to save.
The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Yahoo Finance