Samantha Connors is a travel and food writer who works as the editorial assistant for Charleston magazine. Her writing has appeared in The Local Palate, City Paper, Charleston and House Calls. She attributes her love for top-notch cuisine to her father who taught her that pasta sauce should always be homemade. In August, she launched a travel blog, The Local Vagabond, and would like to someday write a travel guide series. She currently resides in Park Circle with her two cats, Blitz and Mr. Mann.