Meet the Guest Editor of Our Palermo Special Report

See the full Special Report: Palermo in the March 2019 issue of Dream of Italy.

Sarah Murdoch, who wrote and edited our March 2019 Special Report on Palermo, is a tour guide, travel writer, artist, former architect and packing expert. She has worked for Rick Steves for 19 years as a tour guide and guidebook researcher, recently coauthoring Rick Steves’ Sicily with colleague Alfio Di Mauro (who helped with these articles).

Her website,, chronicles her travels around the world and her passion for the perfectly packed bag. She also creates and leads her own tours of Asia, Africa, and Europe, working with Imprint Tours and Savor the Experience Tours.

She calls Seattle home, along with her favorite travel partners, her sons Lucca and Nicola. You can follow her adventures on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.