Mariana Zapata is a travel, sustainability and lifestyle writer. She has been published in publications such as NBC News, The Writer, Apartment Therapy, Marriott Bonvoy en Español, and more.
Mariana has covered food topics for Atlas Obscura, Far & Wide, SmarterTravel and Spirituality & Health. She has also written specifically about Colombian food for Thrillist, drawing on her own experiences as someone born in the country.
Mariana has a degree in sociology, which has given her a unique perspective as she travels the world, learning about cultures through food.
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