Natalie B. Compton

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering travel

Education: University of the Pacific, BA in Communications

Natalie Compton is a staff writer reporting on travel for the Washington Post. She has covered travel, food, and alcohol from every continent.
Latest from Natalie B. Compton

Teen tourist carves name into 1,200-year-old Japanese temple

The 17-year-old Canadian admitted to police that he was killing time at the Toshodaiji Temple.

July 12, 2023

7 less-expensive summer beach vacations

Instead of Hawaii, Italy and Greece, embrace the summer of swap and consider these more affordable beaches.

July 11, 2023

You asked: Our pet sitter is ghosting our dogs. Do we confront her?

By The Way Concierge navigates a delicate situation between a traveling pet owner and absent sitter.

July 6, 2023

Traveling to Europe? Summer crowds aren’t your only problem.

Europe’s ‘high season’ is an obstacle course full of tourist traps, long waits and travel chaos.

July 5, 2023

How to get refunds if your flight is canceled

If your flight is canceled this summer, here's how to get your money back.

July 3, 2023

Why are European hotel beds so bad?

American travelers want old-world charm, but stiff and small beds are leaving some sleepless.

July 3, 2023

Smoke from Canada wildfires could disrupt your summer vacation

Where to check for wildfire smoke, how airports will be affected and other factors to consider as wildfire smoke from Canada brings air pollution to the United States.

June 30, 2023

Woman loses leg after moving walkway accident at Bangkok airport

She had part of her left leg amputated after her foot was stuck in a moving walkway.

June 29, 2023

What is submersible tourism? The Titanic expedition, explained.

How common are deep sea expeditions like the Titan’s? Where else do submersibles go? Here's what to know about the industry.

June 22, 2023

You asked: What’s the best way to get international phone service?

International phone plans? MiFis? SIM cards? By The Way Concierge asks travel experts to share how they stay connected abroad.

June 22, 2023