Zora O’Neill

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Based in New York City, Zora O’Neill is a freelance travel and food writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and the New Yorker, among other publications.

She has also written or contributed to more than a dozen guidebooks for Rough Guides, Lonely Planet, and Moon, covering Egypt, Mexico, Spain and the Netherlands.

She is the author of the travel memoir All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World.

O’Neill has a master’s degree in Arabic, but please don’t ask her if she’s fluent; it’s a long story.