Heidi Mitchell

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Heidi Mitchell is a writer and editor with more than 25 years of experience covering consumer trends, travel, design, technology, and more. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago magazine, Bloomberg, Michigan Avenue, Fast Company, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Dwell, The New York Times, InStyle, Departures, Forbes, How to Spend It, The Financial Times, The New York Post, and more. Before embarking on a freelance career in 2011, Heidi served as the editor-in-chief of Town & Country Travel and Town & Country Weddings for nearly five years. Prior to that, she was an associate and senior editor at Travel + Leisure for six years and an associate editor at Rolling Stone for two years. In addition to writing, she currently consults on various editorial projects in the realm of hospitality, real estate, luxury goods, technology, and books. She lives in Chicago.

• 25+ years of journalism experience
• Former editor at Travel + Leisure, Town & Country, and Rolling Stone
• Won a gold award from The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) in 2021 for her article, “Privacy Please,” for Travel + Leisure
• Received a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago
• Received a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles

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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