Mark Orwoll

Mark Orwoll is a former international editor of Travel + Leisure, where he was on staff for 30 years, longer than any editor in the magazine's 50-year history. He has appeared on TV and radio as a travel expert more than 600 times, including more than 70 interviews on the Today Show, as well as programs on CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, BBC, and local news stations. In the early 2000s, Mark launched the many international editions of T+L as well as those of its sister magazines Food & Wine and Departures. Mark managed the team that launched T+L's first website in 1995. He has traveled to 75 countries and published more than 1,500 articles and blog posts for T+L, more than any other writer. Retired since 2017 as a full-time editor, Mark continues to write travel stories as a freelancer for T+L and other notable travel outlets.

• Adjunct professor at NYU's publishing program (2012-2016)
• Won the NYU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015
• Author of "John Wayne Speaks," St. Martin's Press (2021), and "e-Travel," Macmillan (1999)
• Won a North American Travel Journalists Association, Gold Award in Adventure Travel, Silver Award in Volunteer Travel, Silver Award in Cruise Travel, and Honorable Mention in Cultural Travel
• Won a Society of American Travel Writers award (2nd place in Cruise Travel)
• Won a FOLIO Bronze Award for Best Series for Smart Traveler (Travel + Leisure)
• Won a Telly Award (Best Documentary) for "The Next Destination," NBC News Productions and Travel + Leisure
• Won an Aegis Award (Producer) for "The Next Destination," NBC News Productions and Travel + Leisure
• Advisor for the U.S. Labor Dept., White House Tourism Initiative "Pathways 2000"
• Received a master's degree in English from San Francisco State University
• Received a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Diego State


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