Natalie Compton began her journalism career in 2015 while living in Southeast Asia. She’s since written for national and international outlets, including GQ, VICE, Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Playboy, The Independent, Departures, Los Angeles Magazine, and Food Network, among others. Additionally, her photography has been published by USA Today, PUNCH, Edible, and more. The Californian is currently a travel reporter for the Washington Post’s travel destination, By The Way.
Washington Post – How to survive 12 hours in an airport
Washington Post – Is entirely contactless travel possible? I planned a trip to find out.
Bon Appétit – This Caffeinated Wine Came Way Before Four Loko
Washington Post – A Tale of Two Mardi Gras
Washington Post – 7 lessons I learned while traveling by myself
Full portfolio available here.
Repeat guest on WGN-TV to discuss coronavirus travel news. 2021.
Guest on Arirang TV, English-language South Korean station, discussing new year’s eve traditions around the world. 12/21.
WJLA interview on new coronavirus testing regulations. January 2021.
CTV News interview on the rise of pandemic travel shaming. September 2020.
WJLA interview on holiday travel advice. December 2020.
KTVU San Francisco interview on flight attendants’ experiences working during the pandemic. August 2020.
BBC World News America interview on the do’s and don’ts of airplane seat reclining. July 2019.
Featured guest on NPR’s It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders discussing why flying feels so hard in 2021.
Repeat panelist for KQED radio San Francisco, with segments on how to fly during the pandemic, what to consider if you’re ready to travel post-vaccine, and the uptick in bad behavior on flights in 2021.
Reoccurring guest on SiriusXM’s The Press Pool, covering topics like coronavirus testing for travel, the experience of flight attendants during the pandemic as well as general travel advice and trends.
Guest on Philadelphia NPR’s “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane” discussing the return of leisure travel in 2021.
Guest on Peter Greenberg’s “Eye on Travel” discussing new airline route trends, the rise of domestic travel during the pandemic, and more.
KOMO Seattle radio interview on TSA-approved food for your carry-on bag.
TBS eFM’s “This Morning,” an English-language radio program in Seoul, Korea interview on finding an ethical animal sanctuary.
ESPN podcast “The Right Time with Bomani Jones” segment on tips for cancelling a flight.
iHeartMedia’s “The Daily Dive” podcast interview on getting tested for coronavirus to travel.