Sam Hayes

Sam Hayes The Spruce Crafts

As a freshman at UMass Amherst, Sam started writing for The Daily Collegian as a news reporter. 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 written for Verywell, TripSavvy, The Spruce, and The Spruce Crafts since March 2018.
  • He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science.
  • He's been writing about local news and lifestyle topics since 2009.


Sam has written for The Spruce Crafts, The Spruce, Verywell, and TripSavvy since March 2018.


Sam graduated with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from UMass Amherst. He wrote his honor’s thesis on relativistic physics. 

Spruce work:

The Spruce Crafts Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

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.

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