Leila Najafi

Leila Najafi

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Lifestyle and travel writer, fact checker, and digital marketer


University of California, Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University



I believe traveling opens our eyes, minds, and our hearts to better understand the world around us. We'd live in a much more compassionate world if everyone traveled more. 

— Leila Najafi


Leila Najafi is an LA-based luxury travel and lifestyle writer with over 5 years of experience covering destination guides, hotel reviews, restaurant openings, travel rewards programs, and buying guides. Leila's work has been featured in Thrillist, 10Best.com by USA Today, HuffPost, Eater LA, Reader’s Digest and Tastemade.

Aside from being a writer, Leila is also an on-camera host. She has worked with digital publications and brands to create lifestyle content and occasionally, hosts takeovers on Tastemade’s travel Instagram account.



Leila received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University.  

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