Sam Hayes

  • Has written for Verywell, Tripsavvy and The Spruce since March 2018
  • Graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science
  • Sam has written about local news and lifestyle topics since 2009


In college, Sam started writing for The Daily Collegian as a news reporter his freshman year. He eventually became an editor and wrote for a local newspaper. Sam Hayes graduated with two bachelor’s degrees from UMass, Amherst and wrote his honor’s thesis on relativistic physics. After college, he began writing online content and articles for various businesses, ranging from topics such as bicycle touring to cooking recipes. Eventually he began graduate school, and continues to have fun blogging and writing lifestyle articles.


Sam has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a speciality in news writing. He also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.