Chris Abell

Chris Abell, Senior Commerce Editor
Title: Associate Editorial Director

Chris Abell has nearly a decade of experience writing and editing for travel magazines. He has been with Dotdash Meredith since 2021 and currently serves as the associate editorial director of commerce at Travel + Leisure. Prior to joining T+L, Chris was a senior commerce editor at TripSavvy, where he edited the site's product review articles and contributed to product testing initiatives. In addition to T+L and TripSavvy, he has also been published in The Points Guy, Thrillist, Departures, and more. Outside of his work as an editor, Chris is the co-founder of travel startup Walkli, which lets users create custom digital walking maps of the places they love. He has been to 18 countries (and counting) and frequently tests out new products on his trips.

• 8+ years of experience working as a travel writer and editor
• Received a bachelor's degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross
• Received a master’s degree in writing from Dartmouth College

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert 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, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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