Giannina Smith Bedford is an Atlanta-based writer and editor whose work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Delta SKY, Hemispheres, Virtuoso Life, TravelandLeisure.com, WomansDay.com and Atlanta Business Chronicle, among other publications. She spent three-and-a-half years as the editor-in-chief of Simply Buckhead magazine in Atlanta and for six years she was contracted by Condé Nast Traveler to work on the magazine's Gold List issue, reviewing the top hotels in the world. Throughout her career she has interviewed various celebrity personalities, including Venus Williams, Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta as well as civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. 

Along with her experience as a writer, Giannina is a world traveler. Having lived in Brazil, Chile, Hawaii and Australia before the age of 13, she continues her worldwide adventures and has extensive travel experience in Europe and South America. Fluent in Spanish, written and spoken, Giannina received her bachelor's degree in magazine journalism, with a concentration in travel and tourism, from the University of Florida.