Jessica Spiegel

Contributing Writer, Via

Jessica Spiegel is a writer and obsessive knitter based in Portland. She writes the Italy Explained travel guide, and loves pho, footy, tattoos, and Sazeracs.


How to Keep Your Money and Credit Cards Safe While Traveling

How to Keep Your Money and Credit Cards Safe While Traveling

These simple tips can help you manage your credit cards and cash safely when you travel abroad.
Winter Weekend Trip to Ashland, Oregon

Winter Weekend Trip to Ashland, Oregon

There’s much more to this charming town than theater.
How to Avoid Airline Baggage Fees

How to Avoid Airline Baggage Fees

Save money on bag charges with these 11 tips.
Best Days for Holiday Flights

Best Days for Holiday Flights

When traveling for the holidays, it’s important to know which days to target and which to avoid.
5 Really Good Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

5 Really Good Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

An expert travel agent can make all the difference.
Best Time to Book a Cruise

Best Time to Book a Cruise

The best time to book a cruise depends on your travel needs.
Family Fun at Gilroy Gardens

Family Fun at Gilroy Gardens

Gilroy sports an all-season family theme park complete with rides and botanical gardens.
Dreamy Farm Stays That Will Make You Fall in Love with Italy

Dreamy Farm Stays That Will Make You Fall in Love with Italy

Want the authentic Italian experience? Stay in an agriturismo—a farm stay—in the countryside.
How to Have the Family Plan the Family Vacation

How to Have the Family Plan the Family Vacation

When everyone pitches in on trip planning, everyone enjoys the trip.
Romantic Crater Lake National Park Honeymoon

Romantic Crater Lake National Park Honeymoon

This Pacific Northwest gem is the perfect spot for a romantic, outdoorsy honeymoon.
City Guide: What to See, Do, and Eat in Portland, Oregon

City Guide: What to See, Do, and Eat in Portland, Oregon

Portland’s charms span from books, bikes, and food trucks to a vegan bar and a bagpiping unicyclist.
12 Tips to Make Weekend Travel Count

12 Tips to Make Weekend Travel Count

Think a two-day trip is too short to make a weekend getaway count? Think again.
How Repairing Your Windshield Can Save You Money

How Repairing Your Windshield Can Save You Money

Fixing a broken windshield can keep money in your pocket.
Complete Guide to Mojave National Preserve

Complete Guide to Mojave National Preserve

In southeastern California, the Lonesome Triangle delivers mountains, canyons, and volcanic relics.
6 Best Spas in Las Vegas

6 Best Spas in Las Vegas

Relax and refresh at these chic spas in Las Vegas.