Lauren Wicks

Lauren Wicks is a freelance writer and editor based in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 2017 and began her career as a digital editorial fellow with Dotdash Meredith. Lauren worked at Cooking Light, EatingWell, and VERANDA before going out on her own in 2022. She covers all things lifestyle from luxury travel and interior design to food, wellness, and wine and her work has been featured in publications such as Food & Wine, House & Garden (U.K.), Citizen Femme, Southern Living, Well + Good, and Hotels Above Par. Lauren is a member of the ASME Next Program and serves as a mentor to student journalists selected for the ASME Next summer internship program each summer. You can connect with her at @lo_wicks on Instagram or via

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Come to Ashford Castle for the elegance (and the falconry) — but stay for a truly unique Irish experience