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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Aerial view of a car driving along the road to Hana
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Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York,
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A commercial airplane takes off into the clouds
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Airplane at a B5 gate at sunrise
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Panoramic view in the deep Colca Canyon, Peru
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