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. 

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