Author Archives: Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma's writing and photography have been published in CNN Travel, New York Magazine, AFAR, Delta Sky, MorningCalm Magazine (Korea Air), The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Travel Channel, BBC Travel, and more. Lily is the author of MOON BELIZE and MOON BELIZE CAYES for Moon Travel Guides; she is currently writing a brand new edition of MOON DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (October 2016 release). She is also AFAR’s Jamaica expert, and author of the AFAR Jamaica Country Guide. A serial expat, Lily has lived and studied on three continents, including Africa–from her native Ethiopia to Côte d’Ivoire–Europe and the Americas, and is fluent in four languages. A former attorney who ditched the office for the road in 2009, she favors all things culture, adventure and storytelling, and escapes Washington DC’s winters every year. Lily has a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

A Blog Update


My goodness, a month has passed since my last post and you’re probably wondering where I have been!

These past eight weeks have been super productive, including catching up with family after being away in Belize and the Dominican Republic on assignment for the past year and a half.

I have been hard at work:

1–Redesigning and updating my main website–take a peek when you have time and let me know what you think;

2–Creating content for a new website and major project of mine (stay tuned); and

3–Honing my professional skills some more by taking a four-week long pitching course (doing homework again has been a blast).

Last but not least, I have good career related news. I hope to share these news the first week of June–look out for my Facebook Page live post during that time–and I will reveal my project in #2 above by end of June.

In the meantime, Moon Dominican Republic is on schedule and only one step is left before the book goes off to print and appears on book shelves in October: reviewing the final PDF proofs. It’s exciting! You can pre-order your copy now.

Media updates

If you haven’t already, check out my recent article on Shermans Travel.

And those of you on social media can always find my regular posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.


Postcard of The Week: Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic


Playa Coson, Las Terrenas – Samana Peninsula

It’s been busy around here, folks! I have started processing my thousands of Dominican Republic photos from the past year, and I’ll rotate a few here for the usual postcard series.

I am working on a couple of major projects behind the scenes; stay tuned for summer when the first of these will be ready to launch. If you missed the last monthly Sun & Stilettos newsletter, you can read it here.

Happy weekend!