Jacqui Gifford

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As the editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure, Jacqui Gifford is always on the next plane. She constantly scouts for new hotels, shops, and restaurants to give readers the latest news and trends, and frequently appears as an expert guest on television networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, and MSNBC. A graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in English, Jacqui was born in Japan and raised in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has traveled the world extensively and lives in New York City with her husband and son. Her passions include sustainability, luxury, wellness, multigenerational travel, and more.

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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Uniworld Cruise ship exterior in Europe and portrait of Travel+Leisure Editor in Chief, Jacqui Gifford
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BigIsle, Kaunaoa Bay, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, umbrellas along shoreline
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Father with baby at the airport
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Jacqui, Bobby and Rob in Kenya
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Photo showing a woman walking with a branded Meals on Wheels food delivery bag
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Daniel Boulud and members of his team outside their prep kitchen
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Jose Andres arrives to help with hurricane relief efforts in the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence in 2018
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Saint Orontius Column, 18th century, at Piazza della Liberta in historic center of town
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Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort's pool and resort view along side detail photo of bedside table
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Exterior images of Blackberry Mountain, in Tennessee
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Aquaduck water coaster on board Disney Cruise Line
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Tobacco Bay beach, Bermuda
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Viking Sky ship in Tromso, Norway
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Harbor of Cannes, France
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The beach at The Reefs, one of the World's Best Resorts in the Caribbean
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Pool at the Schloss Elmau resort property, in Germany
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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, S.S. Antoinette
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Faena, Miami, Florida
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Exterior of the Spectator Hotel, in Charleston SC
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