Susmita Baral

Susmita Baral
Title: Travel Editor
Education: Rutgers University, Columbia University
Location: New York, New York

Susmita Baral is a travel editor at Dotdash Meredith working on Travel + Leisure and TripSavvy. She is a New York-based multimedia journalist with a decade of experience covering food, travel, climate science, and culture. Her work has appeared in BBC Travel, Eater, Harper's Bazaar, GQ, VICE, National Geographic, Teen Vogue, Health, HuffPost, Popular Science, Quartz, and more. Susmita has yet to go to a country she wouldn't visit again and never travels internationally without a box of Cheez-Its stashed in her suitcase.


Susmita holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master of science in journalism from Columbia University.

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

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