Sarah Schlichter

Editor | Writer | Content Strategist
Greater Washington, D.C.
Experienced editor and writer with a passion for informative, engaging and SEO-optimized content. Specializes in travel and personal finance.


Sarah Schlichter

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I'm an editor and writer with more than 15 years of experience in online media. I'm currently a lead writer at NerdWallet, focusing on insurance. My NerdWallet stories have been republished by The Associated Press, The Washington Post and MarketWatch, among other outlets.

I ran for many years before serving as deputy executive editor at, where I was the editorial team's SEO expert in charge of everything from keyword research to overseeing updates of hundreds of older stories.

My byline has also appeared on the Associated Press, Cruise Critic, USA Today, NBC News, What to Pack and Family Vacationist. I've traveled to every continent except Antarctica (someday!) and filed stories about adventures such as spotting polar bears in the Arctic and learning royal table etiquette in France.

I've spent my career writing about travel along with other adjacent lifestyle topics such as health, wellness, personal finance and food. I have extensive experience with weaving SEO keywords into copy and monetizing content through affiliate links.

My practical travel advice has been featured in dozens of news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Budget Travel, Real Simple and Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio. I've been a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) since 2014.

When I'm not traveling (or planning a trip), you can find me reading, hiking or walking my rescue dog.