Jillian is a freelance journalist with 10 years of editorial experience in the lifestyle genre. She is a writer and fact checker for TripSavvy, as well as a fact-checker for The Spruce.
- Published in Travel + Leisure, Forbes, USA Today, Michelin Guides, Hemispheres and DuJour
- Former Editor in Chief and Managing Editor at travel and lifestyle magazines
Jillian Dara knew she would pursue journalism after her first day of interning at her hometown’s newspaper, The Royal Gazette, in Bermuda. Upon graduating, Jillian accepted an Associate Editor position in Santiago, Chile, an Editor-in-Chief position in Boston, and a Managing Editor role in New York, before entering the freelance world in 2018. In addition to TripSavvy, Jillian covers various topics from food and wine to luxury travel and culture guides for outlets such as Travel + Leisure, Forbes, USA Today, Michelin Guides, Hemispheres, and DuJour.
Jillian received a Bachelor of Science from Emerson College. In her sophomore year of college, Jillian studied at Queen Mary University, in London, England.
About The Spruce Eats
The Spruce Eats, a Dotdash brand, is a food and drink website offering more than 15,000 tested recipes, 1,200 how-to videos, informative articles, trustworthy product recommendations, and the inspiration to help you make your best meal. Learn more about us and our editorial process.