Lydia Schrandt is a writer, editor and award-winning photographer currently based in Houston. She’s the Senior Photo Editor and Readers’ Choice Production Manager for USA TODAY 10Best and serves as the first chair of the Editors Council of the Society of American Travel Writers.

Her work has appeared in Draft, Time Out Beijing, Stringing, Travel+, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Map Quest, Huffington Post, AOL, and others.

She is currently working on her first novel.