Amy E. Robertson is a Seattle native who has long been obsessed with travel. She studied in Boston and Madrid for her bachelor’s degree, and upon graduating took a job with an international consulting firm. This position led Amy to a life of globetrotting — she traveled to more than 50 countries in less than three years.
She then returned to school, earning a master’s degree in development studies at the London School of Economics, where she also met her husband, who hails from Italy. After working in international aid for five years in New York City, Amy and her family began life as expats in Ecuador, brought there by her husband’s job with an international agency.
Amy made the career switch from development to travel writing while in Ecuador, a livelihood that was easy to bring along when they made the move to Honduras in 2007, where she and her family resided for nearly five years. Amy moved to Beirut, Lebanon, with her husband and two children in 2012, and spends three months a year divided between her family’s hometowns: Seattle, Rome, and Messina, Sicily.
Amy is the author of guidebooks for Honduras, including Copán and the Bay Islands, as well as on Volunteer Vacations in Latin America, all published by Moon Handbooks. Her writing has also been published in Delta Sky, National Geographic Traveler, Christian Science Monitor and Travel + Leisure, among others (see links below). She is a contributing editor for the online travel magazine TransitionsAbroad.com, and a regular contributor to the Lebanese magazines Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavor, and Lebanon Traveler.
Transitions Abroad, Connected Traveler Contributing Editor
Budget Travel, Old-world Revival in Quito
Christian Science Monitor, Ecuador invites world to save its forest
Delta Sky, Despegando: La Abundancia de Roatán (Roatan’s Bounty)
National Geographic Traveler, In Search of Jewish Rome
Travel + Leisure, The Best of South America’s Haciendas