Kathryn O'Shea-Evans writes about travel, food and design from her new home base in Colorado's Front Range. A former senior editor at the Hearst Design Group (which includes House BeautifulVeranda and Elle Decor) and associate editor at Travel + Leisure, Kathryn writes for The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and numerous other publications; click here for a few of her favorite stories. She has appeared as a guest lifestyle expert on The Today Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Travel Channel, CBS, The Weather Channel, Fox & Friends, and MSNBC.

Every summer, Kathryn is an instructor at the Columbia Publishing Course, at Columbia University's School of Journalism.

She is also a certified Weeki Wachee mermaid

Follow her on Instagram at @KathrynOSheaEvans and Twitter at @ThePluckyOne.