About Us

Who We Are

Around 50 years ago, the editors of a magazine called Travel & Camera made a big leap forward, embracing not just photography, but the entire world. They'd cover food, wine, fashion, hotels, cruises, beaches, cities, hiking, skiing — just about anything that anybody would do for fun. They'd need a new name — Travel & Leisure — and a new look for that magazine.

Much has changed since our first issue was published back in 1971 — for starters, we swapped the ampersand sign for a plus symbol and we launched this website in 1998. But one thing remained the same — and that's our passion for travel, both near and far. Today, we reach more than 16 million travelers every month, and our team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, see, and explore.

As a top travel media brand in the world, Travel + Leisure's mission is to inform and inspire passionate travelers, like you. We celebrate travel and provide service and inspiration at every point of your journey, from trip ideas to nitty-gritty logistics. We cover small towns and big cities, hidden gems and tried-and-true destinations, beaches and lakes, mountains and valleys, national parks and outdoor adventures, road trips and cruises, fine-dining experiences and secret hole-in-the-wall establishments, and everything in between.

And because, above all, our goal is to help our readers make the most of their invaluable free time, we're not afraid to lean into the second half of our name — leisure — and cover all the ways to enjoy life at home, too. Our travel experiences influence much of what we practice in between trips, and whether we're transforming our bedrooms using luxury hotel tricks or applying beauty regimens we admired abroad, we love to share our learnings.

So, whatever brings you to our site, you'll leave dreaming about places you never even considered, equipped with all the stellar tips, advice, and products you need to get you there.

Meet the Travel + Leisure Digital Team

Travel + Leisure Deputy Editor Nina Ruggiero in Alaska
Nina Ruggiero

Nina Ruggiero is Travel + Leisure's digital editorial directorA New Yorker based in Los Angeles, she has a special interest in beach destinations, outdoor adventures, unique hotels, pet-friendly travel with her golden retriever, @travelswithcali, and all things Italy. She has studied Italian in Rome and Sicily, taken the world's longest flight to Singapore (twice in four days), driven a canal barge through Wales, and been stung by one of Marlon Brando's bees on the island of Tetiaroa. Nina graduated from the University of Miami with honors in news journalism. It was during this period that she launched a new local newspaper for the community of Coconut Grove, FL, and began her travel journalism career as a contributor to the Miami Herald's International Edition, covering emerging artists across Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past 12 years, she has covered topics ranging from fashion and wellness to crime and politics. Nina has appeared as a travel expert on the Today ShowFox & FriendsYahoo! Finance, and more. A safari is at the top of her to-do list.

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Alisha Prakash
Alisha Prakash
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Maya Kachroo-Levine
Maya Kachroo-Levine

Maya Kachroo-Levine is the luxury and experiences editor at Travel + Leisure. She's previously been an editor at Departures, Expedia, GOOD, Medium, and The Balance, among others, and written for publications including LA Weekly, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, and Refinery29. She's lived in Montreal; Boston; Geneva; Ithaca, New York; Paris; and Los Angeles, where she's currently based. Maya has been traveling since she was young, taking the TGV through France and riding on the back of a motorized scooter in New Delhi as a toddler. More recently, she's covered Greece, France, and Singapore's reopening on the ground, copiloted a private jet, roasted agave to make mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico, and ventured to Sweden's Arctic Circle in the middle of winter. She likes writing about new hotels and improving airport lounge bloody Mary mix.


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Christine Burroni
Christine Burroni
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Elizabeth Rhodes
Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes is Travel + Leisure's special projects editor, covering everything from luxury hotels to theme parks to must-pack travel products. Originally from South Carolina, Elizabeth moved to New York City from London, where she started her career as a travel blogger and writer. Her favorite things include beautiful hotels, surprise flight upgrades, cocktails in cozy bars, and talking about the places she loves.

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Jamie Aranoff

Jamie Aranoff is an associate digital editor at Travel + Leisure, specializing in travel news coverage for Travel + Leisure. Jamie loves everything outdoors, from hiking and surfing to skiing and camping. She is from Long Island, NY, and attended Oswego State University on the shore of Lake Ontario, making her no stranger to frigid temperatures or lake effect snow. She also spent a semester abroad on the Gold Coast of Australia, has survived a (minor) monkey attack in Indonesia, and can successfully drive a car on either side of the road. Prior to joining the Travel + Leisure team, she worked for ABC News on the network assignment desk. Jamie is a chronic over-packer and firm advocate for the window seat.

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Samantha Lauriello
Samantha Lauriello

Samantha Lauriello is Travel + Leisure's social media editor. She handles everything from curating the Instagram feed to making quick-hit TikTok videos. She's currently located in Brooklyn, but has studied Spanish in Mexico and Spain and lived and worked in Australia. She has a special interest in luxury hotels and adventure travel. She's gotten scuba certified on the Great Barrier Reef, motorbiked through Vietnam, stayed in suites overlooking the Eiffel Tower, and gone boating on Lake Como.

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Mariah Tyler
Mariah Tyler

Mariah Tyler is Travel + Leisure's visuals editor where she is an expert at identifying locations around the globe, even places she hasn't traveled yet. (Seriously, quiz her.) She has worked with photography in the travel industry for over eight years. Her background in photography and cultural anthropology serves as the foundation for her pursuit of quality, diverse, and inclusive storytelling. Mariah, a Texan, is a champion of road trips and is always planning the next route. Never without her camera, she is constantly looking for scenes that capture the essence of the destination and tell the story of the people who live there. She is the recipient of The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art, has worked with LensCulture and Aperture and appeared on a PhotoShelter panel and quoted on the podcast, Vision Slightly Blurred.

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Alessandra Amodio
Alessandra Amodio
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Meet the Travel + Leisure Print Team

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Jacqui Gifford

Jacqui Gifford has been the editor in chief of Travel + Leisure, the world's leading travel media brand, since 2018. From 2013 to 2018, she served as travel director, special projects editor, and senior editor with T+L. Under her leadership, the brand has won two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and a James Beard Award, in addition to numerous awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, the North American Travel Journalists Association, and Folio. She appears frequently as an expert guest on television programs, including NBC's Today, to share travel ideas and discuss trends within the industry. A graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in English, Jacqui was born in Japan, and raised in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and New Hope, Pennsylvania. She has traveled the world extensively, and lives in New York City with her husband, Robert, and son, Bobby.

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Flora Stubbs

Flora Stubbs is Travel + Leisure's executive editor. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and a travel editor for more than a decade. Flora started out working on newspapers in London, then spent five years living in Asia: two in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, and three in Mumbai, where she worked on the launch of Condé Nast Traveller India. She grew up in Devon, England, but now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.

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Peter Terzian

Peter Terzian is the features editor of Travel + Leisure, where he has been on staff since 2017. He has been an editor at Elle DecorCulture + Travel, and Out magazines, as well as Newsday, the Long Island newspaper. He has written for the Paris ReviewBookforum, the Los Angeles Times, and T magazine, and is the editor of Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives, which was published by Harper Perennial in 2009.

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John. Wogan
John Wogan

John Wogan is Travel + Leisure's special projects editor, working on feature stories and brand franchises — including the annual It List of best new hotels — as well as stories related to the Mid-Atlantic, the Caribbean, North Africa, Southeast Asia, and Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. Previously, he has worked as an editor at Conde Nast Traveler and Goop, and his bylines have appeared in T: The New York Times Style MagazineVogueArchitectural Digest, and the Financial Times. Born in Honolulu and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in New York City.

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Paul Brady

Paul Brady is Travel + Leisure's articles editor. He has been covering the travel industry for more than 15 years, for outlets including Condé Nast TravelerSkift, and The Huffington Post. Though he's worked at both legacy and start-up media outlets, and for both print magazines and digital-only publications, his reporting over the years has focused on how consumers can have better trips and the trends shaping the future of the industry. Outside of work, he's an unrepentant traveler who's fond of flipping through old passports and sailing small craft on the beautiful Hudson River.

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Sarah Bruning
Sarah Bruning

Sarah Bruning is a senior editor at Travel + Leisure where she curates the print magazine's Experiences section. Her geographic specialties include the U.S. West Coast; Mexico and Central America; Australia and New Zealand; and Portugal and Spain. She also oversees our annual World's Best Awards and helps spearhead the Global Vision Awards. Sarah has more than 15 years of experience as a staff editor for national and local media outlets, including Women's HealthFood Network Magazine, and Time Out New York. Her writing has been featured in CosmopolitanInStyle, and Family Circle.

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Timothy Latterner
Tim Latterner

Tim Latterner is a writer and editor living in New York. He is currently a senior editor at Travel + Leisure, covering art and design, Scandinavia, East Asia, Switzerland, and Texas, among other locales. He's very good at knowing when to leave to get to the airport on time, and not very good at sleeping on planes. Prior to joining Travel + Leisure, Tim was a freelance travel writer, an editor at Architectural Digest, and a humorist, writing for The Ellen Degeneres ShowMad MagazineCollegeHumor.com, and National Lampoon.

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Hannah Walhout
Hannah Walhout

Hannah Walhout is a senior editor at Travel + Leisure, where she oversees the magazine's Discoveries section and edits essays and features with a focus on food and drink. She has previously been on staff at Food & Wine and in the writing program at NYU Abu Dhabi. Hannah is also an MFA candidate in the nonfiction writing program at The New School, and her work has been featured in print and digital outlets like Departures, Off Assignment, Catapult, CityLab, Food52, and Vice. She has lived in Seattle, the Inland Empire, Rome, the U.A.E., and now, the greatest city in the world (Brooklyn).

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Liz Cantrell

Elizabeth Cantrell, associate editor, edits stories in many sections with a focus on outdoor and adventure travel, as well as Canada, Northern Europe, and the Southeastern U.S. She also helps edit the T+L A-List of top travel advisors. Prior to Travel + Leisure, she spent three years at Town & Country. She graduated from the University of Vermont and received her Masters in Literary Journalism at New York University. Some of her favorite trips have included Belize, Lesotho, Spain, and South Africa.

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Samantha Falewée
Samantha Falewée

Samantha Falewée is an associate editor at Travel + Leisure, interested in adventure and culinary travel, Indigenous culture, and wildlife conservation. A France-U.S. citizen, she speaks French and is a certified wine nerd by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (Level II). She has attended the Cannes Film Festival (twice), gone scuba diving off the Sinai Peninsula, made ceviche with Roger Federer, and worked a wine harvest in Provence. Her writing has appeared in Wine SpectatorWhisky AdvocateVirtuoso LifeRova, and Cigar Aficionado, in addition to Travel + Leisure. She edits print stories with a focus on South America, French Polynesia, and the American Southwest. Her last name rhymes with "far away."

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Paul Martinez, Executive Creative Director

Scott Hall, Photo Director

Ray Isle, Wine and Spirits Editor

Erin Agostinelli, Editorial Operations Manager

Christine Bower-Wright, Design Director

Fryda Lidor, Art Director

Skye Senterfeit, Deputy Photo Editor

Devin Traineau, Associate Photo Editor

Griffin Plonchak, Production Manager

Kathy Roberson, Copy and Research Chief

Kevin Ford, Associate Research Editor

Meet the Travel + Leisure Video Team

Bree Green

Bree Green is a Detroit native and NYC alum. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, who she loves to travel the world with. As executive producer, she oversees production across the brands for Travel + Leisure and InStyle. Along with her love of both making and watching refreshing and engaging content, she is devoted to amplifying the voices of those marginalized, especially via the travel, beauty, fashion, and celeb lens.

Evan Kleinman

Evan Kleinman is senior video producer at Travel + Leisure living in New York City. After studying in London and traveling around Europe, Evan decided to take a year and teach English at a pre-school in Osaka, Japan, followed by a 2 month tour of south east Asia. This is where he first began making travel videos and has never stopped. Evan is a storyteller at heart and is passionate about impactful stories that inspire, educate, and enlighten people to see the world from another perspective. 

Editorial Policy

Our in-house editorial team oversees every article. We aim to offer travelers inspiration, advice for planning trips, and valuable guidance once they are on the ground.

We are committed to the quality and trustworthiness of our content and editorial processes. Our team of writers, editors, fact-checkers, illustrators, and photographers rigorously researches and reviews all content on an ongoing basis to ensure it is up to date, accurate, and puts the needs of our readers first. 

Each article features a byline that includes the name, a brief description, and a link to more information about those who contributed to that piece. The date indicates when the piece was most recently updated with new information. Some articles also have a tagline at the end to provide additional information on research or authorship.

Original illustrations, graphics, images, and videos are created by internal teams, who collaborate with experts in their fields to produce assets that represent diverse voices, perspectives, and context. Periodic review by editors as well as by Anti-Bias or other Review Board members as appropriate, ensure the quality, accuracy and integrity of these assets. Photos and videos are not edited in any way that may cause them to be false or misleading.

We correct any factual errors in a transparent manner and strive to make it easy for our readers to bring errors to our attention.

All of our writers, editors, and contributors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest. 

Our editorial content is not influenced by our advertisers. We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content and clearly differentiate editorial content from advertising content.

To learn more, please see our full Editorial Policy and Standards page, including the Dotdash Meredith Content Integrity Promise.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a travel brand that reaches more than 16 million readers per month, Travel + Leisure has the power and responsibility to create positive change. We have pledged to recruit and amplify Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) contributors across Travel + Leisure's site, social channels, and other places where the brand has a presence. Please find our full diversity and inclusion pledge here.

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At Travel + Leisure, we work with Dotdash Meredith's Anti-Bias Review Board to create inclusive content and set standards for how to answer questions without perpetuating bias, prejudice, and stereotypes. The Anti-Bias Review Board is a multi-disciplinary panel of experts that works with our writers and editors on content initiatives.

We have more work ahead of us to unlearn practices that haven't served all readers. In the coming years, we will take on new content initiatives, partnerships, and editorial standards that make our content more inclusive. 

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The accuracy of our verified information and news articles is core to every Dotdash Meredith brand, including Travel + Leisure. So, too, is our commitment to accountability to our readers and transparency about our accuracy and corrections practices.

Our rich library of "evergreen" content is routinely updated, reviewed by our professional review boards, and fact-checked to ensure ongoing publication of accurate, complete, relevant, and up-to-date useful information. Following our rigorous and systematic updating and verification process, articles in our content library are date-stamped to indicate to readers that the information is complete and accurate. News articles often cover a distinct event in time and are not part of our routine update process.

At Travel + Leisure, we are committed to telling readers when an error has appeared, and to correcting it. When we discover a significant error of fact, we will correct the article as quickly as possible and append a correction note. All corrections will be clearly labeled, dated, and include information about what was corrected.

We welcome our readers' participation in our ongoing commitment to accuracy and fact-checking. If you believe we have published a factual error in any of our content, please let us know and we will investigate and take appropriate corrective and/or updating measures. You can report a possible error by emailing us at tandl@meredith.com

Fact-checking

Our writers and editors investigate claims and verify all information and data gathered for all articles, including news. We consult relevant, diverse, qualified sources to ensure we're providing proper context and background to the reader. All of our news and information is thoroughly reviewed by a staff editor and fact checked by our editorial team. Articles are rigorously evaluated for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

If you have noticed an issue you would like to bring to our attention, please let us know by emailing tandl@meredith.com

Sources

Our writers and editors adhere to strict journalistic standards for article sourcing. We rely on current and reputable primary sources, such as expert interviews, airlines, hotels, tourism boards, government organizations, and professional and academic institutions and studies. All data points, facts, and claims are backed up by at least one credible source. 

We strongly discourage use of anonymous or unnamed sourcing, as this can erode transparency and reader trust. In the rare instance where an unnamed source is used, we will disclose to readers the reason behind the anonymity and provide necessary context.

A cornerstone of our reporting and sourcing is to consider often overlooked perspectives from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women. Our content strives to serve all communities and reflect diverse voices and perspectives.

Independence and Impartiality

Travel + Leisure is committed to independent, impartial, fair journalism. Our editorial content is not influenced by our advertisers. Every Travel + Leisure staff member and contributor is held accountable to a high standard of honesty and transparency.

We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content. Our "Sponsored Content" is labeled to make clear that such content is provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor.

In line with our mission to provide useful information that helps people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired, we are dedicated to publishing unbiased, comprehensive reviews of products and services. Our product and service reviews are wholly independent and based on robust research and product testing. When readers visit "affiliate links" within our content, Travel + Leisure may receive commissions from purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations.

Travel + Leisure writers and editors are prohibited from giving preferential treatment to any outside resource (company, publication, video, affiliate, website) based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.

All of our writers and editors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest — any relationship, financial, or personal, with any source or resource that may compromise their ability to provide fair and impartial information. As with many publishers, our writers and editors are sometimes provided with complimentary products or services for review purposes. We are transparent and disclose when any valuable products or services are provided to our editorial teams. Our editorial staff and editorial contributors must not solicit gifts or services for personal purposes.

Press Trips

Travel + Leisure editors and select contributors often work with tourism boards, tour operators, brands, airlines, and hotel properties to support coverage. These experiences enable Travel + Leisure to produce robust, thoroughly reported stories that present a deeper look into a destination. We do not cover any destinations, restaurants, hotels, or tours that we wouldn't personally recommend. Furthermore, we do not accept monetary compensation in exchange for coverage. 

Product Reviews

Besides being expert travelers, we're constantly on the lookout for the best products to make your time both on and off the road easier and more enjoyable. At Travel + Leisure, we diligently research and curate our lists of recommendations, constantly scouring the landscape for the latest product releases, from luggage to items that bring the travel experience home.

We do receive an affiliate commission on some (but not all) of the products if you choose to click through to the retailer site and make a purchase. That said, we are not loyal to any one specific retailer or brand.

We are also committed to ensuring that our content reflects the diversity of our audience. This means showcasing brands owned by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other minority groups whenever possible.

How to Write for Us

Interested in contributing to Travel + Leisure? We're always looking for fresh ideas from writers, photographers, and content creators with a wide range of ideas and backgrounds that will inspire and empower our audience to discover and experience the best in travel. Please see our pitch guidelines for print, digital, and social. 

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Awards

2021 ADWEEK HOTLIST 

2021 SATW LOWELL THOMAS TRAVEL JOURNALISM AWARDS

  • Category Travel Magazine: GOLD
  • Category Foreign Travel: Silver (Kevin West, "Venice" T+L)
  • Category: Personal Comment: Bronze (Aatish Taseer, "The Writer and the World" T+L)
  • Category: Short Work on Travel: Bronze (Stephanie Elizondo Griest "Power Moves" T+L)
  • Category: US/Canada Travel: Honorable Mention (Jennifer Wilson, "Philly Special" T+L)
  • Category: Travel Audio – Podcasts and Guides: Honorable Mention (Kellee Edwards, "Let's Go Together – Visiting With Respect: Learning About Native Cultures in Alaska and Hawaii, T+L)

2021 FOLIO: EDDIE AND OZZIE AWARDS finalist in 6 categories:

  • Essays and Criticism > Consumer:
    Travel + Leisure, "The Writer and the World," Travel + Leisure, October 2020 
  • Podcast > Consumer / Lifestyle
    Travel + Leisure, "Let's Go Together" by Travel + Leisure
  • Series of Articles > Consumer > Culture / Community
    Travel + Leisure, Caribbean Is Calling
  • Series of Articles > Consumer > Overall 
    Travel + Leisure, The National Parks That Saved Us 
  • Single Article > Consumer > Travel / Transportation: 
    Travel + Leisure, "The Depth of Life," Travel + Leisure, January 2021
  • Single Article > Consumer > Women's Lifestyle
    Travel + Leisure, July 2020

2021 ASME AWARDS 

  • Winner of Best Travel and Adventure Cover and a finalist for Best Service and Lifestyle Photography link to awards

2020 SATW LOWELL THOMAS AWARD 

  • Winner of gold for "Best Travel Journalism Website"

 2020 FOLIO: EDDIE AND OZZIE AWARDS 

  • Two wins: Alexandra Fuller's beautiful Zimbabwe feature and World's Best Restaurants 2019. We also had honorable mentions in these categories: Overall Editorial Excellence; Full Issue; App/Digital Edition Design; and Photography. 

2020 JAMES BEARD AWARDS 

  • Contributor Besha Rodell was nominated in category for "Dining and Travel" for our World's Best Restaurants 2019 package.

2020 WEBBY AWARDS

  • Travel + Leisure's social media was a nominee in the Social (Travel) category

2020-2021 NATJA AWARDS

  • Winner of silver for overall Print Travel Magazine category (August 2021 50th anniversary issue)
  • Winner of gold for Leslie Oh's story "All in Good Time" in Destination Travel and Family Travel categories
  • Winner of gold for Aatish Taseer's story "The Writer and the World" in Long-form Narrative/Personal Essay category
  • Winner of gold for Heidi Mitchell's story "Privacy Please" in Luxury and Resort Travel category
  • Received honorable mention for Taffy Brodesser-Akner's story "Cold Comfort" in Family Travel category
  • Received honorable mention for John Bowe's story "These Are the Days of Miracle and wonder" in Sports, Recreation, and Adventure category
  • Winner of gold for Heather Greenwood Davis' story "Pride of Place" in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility category
  • Winner of gold for Ray Isle's "Walla Walla" story (February 2019 issue)
  • Received honorable mention for Marcel Theroux's story "Somewhere in the Cyclades"

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