Dan Koday

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Dan Koday is a New York City-based travel and lifestyle writer, editor, and content expert. Before working as a freelancer and consultant, Dan held editor titles at Time Inc. (now Dotdash Meredith), Condé Nast, and Hearst. Today, his work is found in prestigious publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Brides, Business Insider, Purewow, InStyle, Robb Report, and Food & Wine. As a queer traveler, Dan is conscious of how LGBTQIA+ travelers prefer to spend their hard-earned cash and vacation time, and strides to recommend inclusive and safe destinations that are a fit for those travelers. When he's not traveling or writing about said travels, he enjoys skiing and the subsequent après-ski scene. In every place he travels and reports on, Dan enjoys seeking out dining experiences and cultural activities and hunting for his next pair of shoes.

• 15+ years of experience working in digital publishing, print media, and social media
• Works on content strategy for brands in the hotel and real estate industries, tourism boards, airlines, as well as fine jewelry and beauty brands.
• Received a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies, with a focus in magazine journalism, from Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus

About Travel + Leisure

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Latest from Dan Koday
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The 9 Best Ski Goggles on Sale Right Now Start at Just $18 — and Include Big Brand Names Like Oakley and Smith
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The 10 Best Travel Gifts From Queer-owned Businesses Start at Just $8
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I’m a Travel Writer, and These Are My Favorite Heated Gloves for Ski Trips and Winter Travel
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This Celeb-loved Product Is My Hack for Healthy Hair, Even When Constantly Traveling — and It’s on Sale
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I’m a Travel Writer, and These Comfy Sneakers Were Stylish Enough to Wear All Around Paris
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I’m a Travel Writer, and I Never Go Anywhere Without These Comfy, Sweat-wicking Gym Shorts
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This Easy-to-pack Device Is My Best-kept Secret for Looking Fresh-faced After a Long Flight
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I’ve Tested Nearly 50 Portable Chargers — and This Is the Only One I Pack for My Travels
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I’m a Travel Writer, and These Are My Favorite Comfy Shoes for the Airport, Sightseeing, and More
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I’m a Travel Writer, and These Are My Absolute Favorite Sweatpants for Flying
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Hotels to Book for a Trip to Dubai
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Mexico City Is Getting a Gorgeous New Boutique Hotel — and It's in a Restored 1940s Mansion
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This Utah Hotel Is As Close As You Can Get to an Austrian Ski Vacation Without Leaving the U.S.
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I Became a Certified Scuba Diver on Vacation — Here's How
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This New Luxury Hotel in Costa Rica Will Have Stunning Plunge Pools, Panoramic Views, and Plenty of Privacy
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From WeHo to the West Village, LGBTQIA+ Celebrities Dish On Their Favorite Queer-friendly Destinations in the U.S.
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Travel Booking Site Kayak Just Opened Its First Hotel — Here’s What It’s Like
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The Best Lakefront Escapes in the U.S.
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10 Up-and-coming Destinations Around the World For LGBTQIA+ Travelers