Amy E. Robertson is a freelance writer and editor with a background in international development and nonprofit management. She is a Seattle native who has long been obsessed with travel: she’s visited more than sixty countries, and lived in six. Amy currently lives in Beirut, Lebanon, with her husband and two children, and spends three months a year divided between her family’s hometowns: Seattle, Rome, and Messina (Sicily).Her favorite travel experiences always include connecting with the local culture and people. You can follow her adventures in Beirut on her blog,, check out more of her writing at her website, or follow her on twitter at