Hannah Sampson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on travel news

Education: University of Miami, B.S. in Print Journalism

Hannah Sampson is a staff writer at The Washington Post for By The Way, where she reports on travel news. Before joining The Post in May 2019, she covered the business of travel in New York City for Skift, a digital news and research site. Before that, she spent 17 years at the Miami Herald, most recently as the newspaper's tourism reporter.
Latest from Hannah Sampson

How to fly with formalwear, wrinkle-free

Whether you're going to a wedding, black-tie event or other important occasion, flying with fancy clothes can be tricky. Here's how to avoid wrinkles.

July 12, 2023

Disney’s most exclusive tour: 12 parks and a private jet for $115,000

The 24-day private jet experience includes a stop at all 12 global parks.

July 11, 2023

Tourist who defaced Colosseum says he wasn’t aware it was ancient

Ivan Danailov Dimitrov, who carved a love note into a wall of the site, wrote an apology letter to authorities in Rome.

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

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

5 tips to help you avoid a July 4 travel disaster

With delays and cancellations piling up all week, July 4 travel is off to a rocky start.

June 29, 2023

Barbie’s DreamHouse is back on Airbnb — with big Ken energy

In yet another brightly hued marketing push for the upcoming movie, Barbie's DreamHouse will be available to rent on Airbnb.

June 27, 2023

Airport worker sucked into Delta jet engine dies in San Antonio

A Delta flight from Los Angeles was taxiing to the gate in San Antonio on Friday when the ramp worker was "ingested" in the engine.

June 27, 2023

This airline says it’s figured out how to reduce jet lag

Australian airline Qantas has been researching jet lag with sleep experts before it begins running the longest direct flights in the world.

June 17, 2023