Ian Centrone is a freelance writer, photographer, and social media strategist focusing on travel. He was born and raised on Long Island, New York before his family relocated to South Florida. Ian began his career at NBCUniversal, where he started as a talent development intern before being promoted to a consumer marketing fellow. After working as a social media strategist at Hawkins International Public Relations, he eventually made the shift into freelance writing and photography in 2017. Since then, his work has been published in outlets such as Men's Journal, Esquire, National Geographic, DuJour, Travel + Leisure, Saveur, Robb Report, Maxim, Thrillist, Fodor’s Travel, and more. In his spare time, you can find him testing out new recipes, enjoying long strolls through far-flung neighborhoods, and befriending strangers along the way.

• 5+ years of experience as a freelance writer and photographer
• Received a bachelor's degree in advertising and communication studies from the University of Florida

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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