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Mia Taylor is an award-winning travel and finance journalist with two decades of experience. Her work has appeared on MSN Money, MSN Travel, TheStreet, MainStreet, TheSimpleDollar, Cheapism, KPBS (the San Diego affiliate of National Public Radio) and in Westways Magazine. In 2011, Mia was among a team of KPBS reporters who won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism for an investigation into the salaries and perks of California county supervisors. She has also received multiple awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association. You can read more about Mia’s career and writing expertise at www.miataylorwriter.com.

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