Maya Kachroo-Levine is the senior editor at Travel + Leisure. She covers hotels, destinations (focusing on Europe, Asia, California, and Mexico), food and drink, cruises, and luxury aviation. She also works on T+L's World's Best Awards, It List, and Where to Go tentpoles. She's previously been an editor at Departures, Expedia, GOOD, Medium, and The Balance, among others, and has written for publications including LA Weekly, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, and Refinery29. She's lived in Montreal; Boston; Geneva; Ithaca, New York; Paris; and Los Angeles, where she's currently based. Maya has been traveling since she was young, taking the TGV through France and riding on the back of a motorized scooter in New Delhi as a toddler. More recently, she's copiloted a private jet, sailed on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's first ship, roasted agave to make mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico, and ventured to Sweden's Arctic Circle in the middle of winter. She likes being the first in at new hotels and improving airport lounge bloody Mary mix (seriously, you can find horseradish in the unlikeliest places).

• 8+ years of writing and editing experience covering travel and finance
• Received a bachelor's degree in journalism and politics from Ithaca College

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Latest from Maya Kachroo-Levine
How to Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, From India to the U.S.
Copenhagen, Denmark on the Nyhavn Canal.
How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Copenhagen
Exterior of Oceania Allura cruise ship docked in Mallorca
This Gorgeous New Cruise Ship Will Take You to France, Greece, and Italy — and It's Got a Resort-style Pool, a Stunning Cocktail Bar, and Spacious Cabins
Allegiant Airlines
What to Know Before Flying Allegiant Air
The Seabourn Encore at sea Departure from Venice
The 11 Best Luxury Cruise Lines, According to T+L's Experts
TSA Pre-Check Line
Why You Should Get TSA PreCheck and How It’s Different Than Global Entry
Global Entry kiosks at airport
Why You Should Get Global Entry and How It's Different From TSA PreCheck
Eiffel Tower seen through a train window
The Best Times to Visit Paris for Great Weather, Must-see Events, and Fewer Crowds
Top All-Inclusive Virgin Islands
The Best All-inclusive Resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Rock formationas and joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park
Everything You Need to Know About Camping in Joshua Tree National Park
Bulgari Hotel Tokyo indoor swimming pool
This Brand-new Tokyo Hotel Might Be One of the Most Luxurious in Japan — With a Venetian-glass Pool, 4 Terraces, and Some of the Best Views in the City
A scenic view of the Delaware Water Gap between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
13 Best Road Trips From NYC
Roam Cerulean Large Carry-On tout
I Traveled With This Artist-designed, Lightweight Carry-on to Tokyo, and Strangers Couldn't Stop Complimenting It
Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida Bali
The Best Time to Visit Bali for Every Activity
Interior of Symphony Umi Uma on board the Crystal Cruises Serenity and Symphony ships
Crystal Cruises Is Officially Relaunching This Summer — and Bringing Back the Only Nobu Restaurants at Sea
Aerial view of Round Lake in Charlevoix, MI
The 15 Best Lake Towns in America
Panoramic view of Paris from the rooftop bar at Hôtel Dame Des Arts
This Chic New Hotel in Paris Is the Perfect Place to Experience the City Like a Local
Aman Residences, Tokyo (right) and Janu Tokyo (centre), part of the Toranomon-Azabudai development
The World's Most Luxurious Resort Company Is Launching a Spin-off Brand Later This Year — and We Got the Exclusive Details
Cowles Mountain Summit at sunset. The highest point in the city of San Diego and a popular urban hike.
10 Best Hikes in San Diego to Explore This Year
Turkish Airlines plane landing
What to Know Before Booking a Turkish Airlines Flight, Per Customer Reviews
Dining room at the landmark Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California
20 Valentine's Day Travel Experiences for a Romantic Getaway
Cocktails on the balcony of the Crystal Cruises Serenity cruise ship
The Most Romantic Cruises to Book Now
Large palm trees surrounding wide pool with ocean view at Conrad Tulum
I Visited This Idyllic Beachfront Mexican Hotel to Learn What Conrad's 'Year of the Resort' Was All About
Interior of the The Langham Club at The Langham, New York hotel in NYC
This New Cocktail Club in New York City Is Hidden Inside a Fifth Avenue Hotel