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Lydia Schrandt, Editor

About Lydia

Lydia, photo editor and Readers' Choice Production Manager for USA TODAY 10Best, has traveled to more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America, and has lived in Albuquerque, Galveston, Austin, Thailand, Korea, China, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and now Spain. When she's not at her computer in a cafe, she's out photographing the city, writing fiction or cheering on Barça.

Special Interests

Lydia knows a lot about:

  • Photography
  • Soccer
  • Craft Beer

Lydia's Special Recommendations

Lydia says, "Local markets are the best places to eat well and cheap."

10Best Lists by Lydia Schrandt


Is there such a thing as Texas whiskey?

Texas distilleries are making some of the best craft whiskeys in America. 10Best sits down with Garrison Brothers Distillery and Balcones Distilling to uncover the secrets of Texas whiskey.



These Caribbean islands are open for business

While Hurricanes Irma and Maria have wreaked havoc on the Caribbean, some islands that weren't impacted remain open for business. Instead of canceling that Caribbean getaway, choose one of these destinations...