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

Volunteer on the National Mall for a deeper D.C. experience

Here’s how to have a more meaningful visit to the city’s sights.

July 12, 2022

You asked: My passport is stuck in limbo. How do I rush it?

By The Way Concierge looks into expediting passports for a trip abroad just around the corner.

July 7, 2022

What’s with all the bison attacks lately?

The recent gorings at Yellowstone National Park weren’t shocking to experts.

July 5, 2022

Yellowstone will reopen most of northern loop this weekend

The park’s East, West and South will return to normal entrance procedures, ending the temporary the license plate system.

June 30, 2022

How to set price alerts to find the cheapest flights

Let these algorithms do the heavy lifting for you to score deals on flights.

June 30, 2022

Grand Canyon visitors infected with highly contagious norovirus

More than 150 campers and rafters reported nausea, stomach cramping, vomiting and diarrhea in April and May.

June 29, 2022

What does it mean for a hotel to be carbon neutral?

A guide to a new wave of "green" hotels.

June 29, 2022

Your guide to planning a European vacation

Our best advice on how to get there, explore and save money.

June 25, 2022

You asked: Can I get a refund from airlines if I have covid?

Most airlines want to see proof of a positive test and evaluate your case before approving a refund for your flight.

June 23, 2022