Stefanie Waldek

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Stefanie Waldek is a freelance space, travel, and design journalist who loves aviation, storm chasing, and "The X-Files." She's happiest when cruising at 36,000 feet or at sea level in polar regions. Her favorite places in the world are Antarctica and Oklahoma City, and her travel bucket list includes eating hot dogs at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. * 8+ years of writing and editing experience for print and digital publications * Former editor at Architectural Digest, Tripadvisor, and ArtNews * Traveled to all seven continents, each more than once

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Latest from Stefanie Waldek
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Explora I Journey in Alaska, renderings
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Uniworld Cruise experience in Cochem
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Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 flying over Hawaii
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Composite moon photographs
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Yola, Shayan Asgharnia, Rich Fresh
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A hand holding the American Express x Delta, Consumer Reserve Card in front of a Delta airplane
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The Leaf Suite at Spirit, a Transformative Wilderness Retreat
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Regent Seven Seas Cruise Mariner
One of the Longest Around-the-world Cruises Was Just Announced — and It Visits 25 Countries in 150 Days
Star trails at Grand Canyon National Park
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Airline Passenger
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Global 8000 Over Water
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Guestroom at The Loren at Lady Bird Lake in Austin
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A lounge/living area at Kenoza Hall
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Black hole
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Aman New York swimming pool
NYC's Most-anticipated Luxury Hotel Now Has an Opening Date — and We Got a First Look Inside
Super Flower Moon
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LAX's Delta Sky Club interior and terrace
Delta Is Opening Its Most Exclusive Lounges Yet in New York and Los Angeles
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA downtown cityscape and street at twilight.
This New Mexico City Has Relaxing Hot Springs, Beautiful Hiking Trails, and Luxury Hotels
Black moon solar eclipse
A Rare Black Moon Is Going to Coincide With Tomorrow's Solar Eclipse — How to See It
Man relaxing and sleeping during flight with his feet up on the back of the seat, no shoes on
Why You Should Never Take Your Shoes Off on a Flight
Kimpton Margot Sydney opening
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Sunset view in Juneau, Alaska from private yacht
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