Hannah Sampson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on travel news

Education: University of Miami, B.S. in Print Journalism

Hannah Sampson is a staff writer at The Washington Post for By The Way, where she reports on travel news. Before joining The Post in May 2019, she covered the business of travel in New York City for Skift, a digital news and research site. Before that, she spent 17 years at the Miami Herald, most recently as the newspaper's tourism reporter.
Latest from Hannah Sampson

Will pilot strikes disrupt my summer flights? Here’s what to know.

While walkouts by Southwest, American and United pilots are unlikely, experts warn it could be “a very difficult summer.”

May 12, 2023

Cruise passenger arrested for filming 150 people in ship bathroom

Between 40 to 50 minors were captured on video in the bathroom, according to the FBI.

May 9, 2023

Summer vacation is coming. Get ready to empty your wallet.

International airfare and hotels are soaring, but there are still some places to save.

May 9, 2023

How American cities are celebrating King Charles III’s coronation

British expats and Anglophiles may have to watch the royal events from home — or could head to a bar in the wee morning hours.

May 4, 2023

Disney fan sites cover cupcakes, characters — and now, political wars

Fan sites that cover Disney news are pivoting to legal wrangling amid the ongoing battle between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the company.

May 4, 2023

Could Disney move out of Florida? No way, experts say.

As the company feuds with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, politicians have urged the company to relocate, a nearly unthinkable prospect.

April 28, 2023

Want to see the total eclipse in 2024? Better make your plans now.

Cities in the path of the total solar eclipse, where the moon blocks the face of the sun, are already gearing up for big crowds.

April 28, 2023

How dangerous are bird strikes to planes?

A bird strike on Sunday forced an American Airlines plane to return to the airport in Columbus, Ohio. Here's how common they are.

April 25, 2023

Disney parks ban costumes for adults. These fans have a way around it.

Disneybounding allows adult fans to channel their inner character with everyday clothes and accessories.

April 21, 2023

Search ends for 3 Americans on sailboat that went missing off Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for help in a search for three experienced sailors who were supposed to stop in Cabo on a trip to San Diego.

April 20, 2023