Lydia Mansel

Lydia Mansel

Lives In

Philadelphia, PA


  • College of William & Mary


  • Travel, Luxury Hotels, Style

Lydia Mansel is a freelance writer and the founder of Just Packed, a stylish traveler's resource for packing lists and product recommendations. She's written for numerous publications, including Brides, Travel + Leisure, Departures, Real Simple, Shape, The Spruce, and Garden & Gun.



Lydia has written about travel and style since 2013. Her work has been featured across a variety of publications, including Brides, Travel + Leisure, and The Spruce.

She started her career as a copy editor at Elite Daily, edited fashion news stories for Vogue, experienced the magazine world at Garden & Gun, and now works full time in content and branding. In 2021, Lydia founded the travel site Just Packed.


Lydia has a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary.

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