Natalie B. Compton

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering travel

Education: University of the Pacific, BA in Communications

Natalie Compton is a staff writer reporting on travel for By The Way, the Washington Post's new travel destination. Compton has covered travel, food, and alcohol on every continent.
Latest from Natalie B. Compton

Traveling to the Caribbean or Bahamas? Here’s what 5 islands require.

How to navigate travel restrictions for Caribbean islands such as the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and beyond.

February 11, 2022

Spring-break flight prices are climbing. Here’s how to find leftover deals.

Prices for spring break travel are rising, but experts have tips for finding great fares.

February 10, 2022

They popped the question from a balloon 2,500 feet in the air

Proposals in hot-air balloons are taking off for couples who want an adventurous engagement.

February 8, 2022

We asked: Do I have to give a gift if I’m traveling for the wedding?

Our By The Way Concierge wants to know: Is a wedding gift necessary for traveling guests?

February 3, 2022

What 4 health experts say about travel after covid-19 recovery

You’ve recovered from the omicron variant. Can you travel like it’s 2019?

February 2, 2022

How to savor travel like an Italian, from the woman who wrote a book on it

From dressing well to eating, drinking and lounging at the beach, a Rome-based author offers tips for your next vacation in Italy.

February 1, 2022

Asia is slowly reopening to travelers. Here’s where you can go.

Thailand and Vietnam are open with restrictions, and the Philippines will welcome back tourists in February.

January 28, 2022

8 ways to find free or subsidized travel in 2022

Grants, teaching programs and seasonal jobs that can help pay for travel abroad.

January 27, 2022

What to expect from flying in 2022

Insights from air travel experts on cheap flights, labor shortages and the return of business travel in 2022.

January 26, 2022

How to use Biden’s free coronavirus tests on your next trip

Most rapid tests won't help you pass travel restrictions, but they can help slow omicron’s spread.

January 24, 2022