Tanner Saunders

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Tanner Saunders is a travel editor and writer who lives in Brooklyn. A native Texan, Tanner entered travel media after working in the music industry in Nashville, inspired by a trip around the world. Over the years, he’s joined National Geographic to help film a documentary on cheetahs, interviewed legends like Ian Schrager and Pierce Brosnan, ate at all three Michelin-starred restaurants in the Four Seasons Hong Kong in one night, and more. Tanner served as the experiences editor at Travel + Leisure, where he helped launch and guest-host the diversity-focused podcast Let’s Go Together. He’s also worked in editorial roles at Culture Trip and Thrillist.

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

Latest from Tanner Saunders
Portrait of Chef Nobu
I Took a One-on-one Sushi Class With Iconic Chef Nobu Matsuhisa — Here's What I Learned
Yosemite Airstream
Spend the Night in an Airstream Trailer at Yosemite National Park
DoubleTree by Hilton Chocolate Chip Cookies
DoubleTree by Hilton's Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Loved by Millions — and We Have the Official Recipe
Left: Sea the City boat in front of lower Manhattan; Right: couple in hot tub boat in front of Statue of Libery
The Best Way to See the Statue of Liberty Is From This Hot Tub Boat
Interior of Live Axe
I Went to Manhattan's First Axe Throwing Bar — and Honestly, Every New Yorker Probably Should, Too
Public Hotel amber-glowing escalators
Everyone Is Welcome to Experience Luxury at Ian Schrager's Newly Reimagined Public Hotel
Christian Siriano in front of Beautyrest mattress
Christian Siriano Designed a Luxury Mattress so You Can Wake Up Runway Ready
Kate Hudson getting into suv
Kate Hudson Really Loves to Drive — and Her New Short Film Is Proof
Luca and Alberto looking out at Portorossa
How the Director of Disney's 'Luca' Captured the Spirit of the Italian Riviera - and Why He Thinks You Should Visit
Left: Quinn Whitney Wilson holding Polaroid Go camera; Right: Quinn Whitney Wilson with yellow fingernails against yellow taxi
How to Take the Perfect Polaroid Photo, According to the Creative Force Behind Some of Music's Biggest Stars
Henry Golding smiling
Henry Golding Wants Everyone to Travel — and He’s Giving Away $15,000 for a Dream Vacation
Drag queen Alaska performing outside in black outfit
What It’s Really Like Traveling the World As a Drag Queen, According to 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' Star Alaska
pink cocktail in coupe glass next to bottle of Roku Craft gin, cherry blossoms scattered around table
Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season All Year Long With This Delicious Japanese Craft Gin Cocktail
rooftop pool with yellow stripped umbrellas next to towering skyscrapers in Bangkok
The Standard Is Opening New Hotels Around the World — Starting With a Stunning Flagship in Bangkok’s Coolest Skyscraper
lobster-themed hotel suite with lobster pillows and traps
This Hotel in Maine’s Most Charming Town Has an Over-the-top Lobster-themed Suite
Podcast Guest, Deanna Wallace
Why I Became a Travel Nurse and How COVID Changed Everything: Season 2, Episode 2 of ‘Let’s Go Together’
Mayor Annise Parker
Houston’s First Openly Gay Mayor on How the City Became One of America’s Most Diverse: Season 2, Episode 1 of 'Let’s Go Together'
aerial view of blue waters and small island in the maldives
From Inspiring Stories to Travel Tips and More: 50 T+L Articles to Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary
A graphic showing portrait of Kellee Edwards with Let's Go Together logo
Travel + Leisure’s Podcast Celebrating Diversity Is Back With Season 2 — Listen to the Trailer
Mercedes-Benz
How to Have the Perfect Road Trip, According to an Expert
White Barn Inn Restaurant
Designer Cottages, a Charming Town, and Mouthwatering Lobster Await at One of America’s Best Inns
Taylor Phillips and Jeff O'Donnell standing by ocean
These Social Media Stars Are Using Their Platform to Help Build an Inclusive LGBTQIA+ Community Around the World
Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus
How to Have the Perfect, Martini-filled Valentine's Day, According to Designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Jackie Cox in pink dress
Orbitz Wants to Take You on a Virtual Trip Around the World With Drag Superstar Jackie Cox