Kyle A. Valenta

Kyle A. Valenta has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor working in travel, lifestyle, and entertainment media. Kyle is currently a senior SEO editor at Cruise Critic and was previously an East Coast editor at Tripadvisor and an executive editor at His travel expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, The Washington Post, and on CheddarTV. Kyle started his career as the articles editor for Bauer Media Group, where he oversaw the lifestyle columns and features for Bauer Teen Group’s monthly national publications (J-14, Twist, M, QuizFest, Yikes!, and Astrogirl).

• 15+ years of experience as a travel, lifestyle, and entertainment journalist
• Received a master's degree in literary nonfiction from Columbia University
• Received a master's degree in art history and philosophy from the University of Chicago
• Received a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Boston College
• Former writing counselor at CSSW Writing Center at Columbia University

About Travel + Leisure

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