Nina Ruggiero

Travel + Leisure Deputy Editor Nina Ruggiero in Alaska

Nina Ruggiero is Travel + Leisure's digital editorial director. A New Yorker based in Los Angeles, she has a special interest in beach destinations, outdoor adventures, unique hotels, pet-friendly travel with her golden retriever, @travelswithcali, and all things Italy. She has studied Italian in Rome and Sicily, taken the world's longest flight to Singapore (twice in four days), driven a canal barge through Wales, and been stung by one of Marlon Brando's bees on the island of Tetiaroa. Nina graduated from the University of Miami with honors in news journalism. It was during this period that she launched a new local newspaper for the community of Coconut Grove, FL, and began her travel journalism career as a contributor to the Miami Herald's International Edition, covering emerging artists across Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past 12 years, she has covered topics ranging from fashion and wellness to crime and politics. Nina has appeared as a travel expert on the Today show, Fox & Friends, Yahoo! Finance, and more. A safari is at the top of her to-do list.

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