Lara Belonogoff is an American travel writer and journalist who has lived and worked in Lithuania for a number of years. She has a B.A. Hons in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA in Creative Writing from New School University, New York. Lara has worked in Central and Eastern Europe as an editor and writer for the authoritative In Your Pocket city guide series and in the USA. She currently lives in San Francisco and is the supervisor of the copywriting department for Gilbert Guide and unofficially works as a promoter for Lithuanian tourism.