Alice Shapin is a New York City transplant who loves to travel. Sometimes it's close to home for the weekend, other times it's across an ocean. She is a member of the Society for American Travel Writers and writes Washingtonian's online monthly Travel Deals blog (discounts for the magazine readers).
When she isn't traveling and writing about it, you can find her at the gym. Alice is either lifting weights during Body Pump, taking a Zumba class or on the elliptical. In the warm weather she's out on the golf course trying to find her game. So far it has eluded her, but she keeps trying. After all, whether it's in Hawaii or in the Blue Ridge mountains, at least the scenery is spectacular. As a travel writer, stunning vistas are always well appreciated.