About Us

Who We Are

Around 50 years ago, the editors of a magazine called Travel & Camera made a big leap forward, embracing not just photography, but the entire world. They'd cover food, wine, fashion, hotels, cruises, beaches, cities, hiking, skiing — just about anything that anybody would do for fun. They'd need a new name — Travel & Leisure — and a new look for that magazine.

Much has changed since our first issue was published back in 1971 — for starters, we swapped the ampersand sign for a plus symbol and we launched this website in 1998. But one thing remained the same — and that's our passion for travel, both near and far. Today, we reach more than 16 million travelers every month, and our 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, see, and explore.

As a top travel media brand in the world, Travel + Leisure's mission is to inform and inspire passionate travelers, like you. We celebrate travel and provide service and inspiration at every point of your journey, from trip ideas to nitty-gritty logistics. We cover small towns and big cities, hidden gems and tried-and-true destinations, beaches and lakes, mountains and valleys, national parks and outdoor adventures, road trips and cruises, fine-dining experiences and secret hole-in-the-wall establishments, and everything in between.

And because, above all, our goal is to help our readers make the most of their invaluable free time, we're not afraid to lean into the second half of our name — leisure — and cover all the ways to enjoy life at home, too. Our travel experiences influence much of what we practice in between trips, and whether we're transforming our bedrooms using luxury hotel tricks or applying beauty regimens we admired abroad, we love to share our learnings.

So, whatever brings you to our site, you'll leave dreaming about places you never even considered, equipped with all the stellar tips, advice, and products you need to get you there.

Meet the Travel + Leisure Digital Team

Elspeth Velten in France
Elspeth Velten
SVP/Group GM, Travel
Elspeth is the Senior Vice President & Group General Manager of Dotdash Meredith's Travel Group. Previously, she served as the Associate Group GM for Dotdash Meredith's Beauty & Style group, and as the GM for two of the company's food brands: Serious Eats and Simply Recipes. Prior, Elspeth spent time in the travel world as a founding editor of TripSavvy, one of Dotdash Meredith's travel brands, and editor at Luxury Escapes, an Australian eCommerce site based in Melbourne. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy, and International and Australian Traveller. Elspeth graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University.
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Nina Ruggiero
Senior Editorial Director
Nina Ruggiero is Travel + Leisure's senior editorial directorShe is also the co-founder of Be A Travel Writer, an online course for aspiring travel journalists. 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. She regularly appears on-air as a travel expert, including on KTLA News, Live with Kelly and Mark, the Today show, and more.
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Alisha Prakash
Alisha Prakash
Associate Editorial Director
Alisha Prakash is the Associate Editorial Director at Travel + Leisure, where she helps tell impactful travel stories. Born in India, she spent the first year of her life living on a ship, sailing around the world with her family before immigrating to New York at the age of six. Now a New Yorker through and through, she has more than a decade of journalism experience under her belt, following one important motto throughout the years: Always say yes. Alisha has appeared as a travel expert on NBC's Today Show, Live With Kelly and Mark, Forbes, Insider, CBS News Radio, The Weather Channel, and more. Prior to her role at T+L, she contributed to publications like Today.com, Time Out New York, Thrillist, Glamour, Departures, Redbook Magazine, DuJour, and Tripadvisor’s travel platform, Oyster. A safari is at the top of her to-do list.
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Maya Kachroo-Levine
Maya Kachroo-Levine
Senior Editor
Maya Kachroo-Levine is the digital senior editor at Travel + Leisure. She covers hotels, destinations (focusing on Europe, Asia, California, and Mexico), food and drink, cruises, and luxury aviation. She also works on T+L's World's Best Awards, It List, and Where to Go tentpoles. She's previously been an editor at Departures, Expedia, GOOD, Medium, and The Balance, among others, and has written for publications including LA Weekly, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, and Refinery29. She's lived in Montreal; Boston; Geneva; Ithaca, New York; Paris; and Los Angeles, where she's currently based. Maya has been traveling since she was young, taking the TGV through France and riding on the back of a motorized scooter in New Delhi as a toddler. More recently, she's copiloted a private jet, sailed on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's first ship, roasted agave to make mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico, and ventured to Sweden's Arctic Circle in the middle of winter. She likes being the first in at new hotels and improving airport lounge bloody Mary mix (seriously, you can find horseradish in the unlikeliest places).
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Christine Burroni
Christine Burroni
Senior News Editor
Christine Burroni is a versatile journalist and editor with nearly a decade of experience covering news. She has been a news editor at Travel + Leisure since 2019, covering everything from celebrity travel news to the latest TSA updates. Prior to T+L, Christine worked at the New York Post for nearly five years, holding various roles including associate news editor and reporter/producer. Before that, she was a news editor with NBC Local Media, where she managed and updated NBC’s 11 local affiliate websites and covered breaking news on the overnight shift as well as afternoons and evenings.
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Elizabeth Rhodes
Elizabeth Rhodes
Special Projects Editor
Elizabeth Rhodes is Travel + Leisure's special projects editor, covering everything from luxury hotels to theme parks to must-pack travel products. Originally from South Carolina, Elizabeth moved to New York City from London, where she started her career as a travel blogger and writer. Her favorite things include beautiful hotels, surprise flight upgrades, cocktails in cozy bars, and talking about the places she loves.
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Susmita Baral
Susmita Baral
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.
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Jalyn Robinson
Jalyn Robinson
Assistant Editor
Jalyn Robinson is an assistant travel editor at Dotdash Meredith, working for both Travel + Leisure and TripSavvy. She started at TripSavvy in 2021 and joined Travel + Leisure in 2023. During her time at Dotdash Meredith, she has contributed countless stories to both brands, from personal experiences, like her first cruise on the then-largest cruise ship in the world, to covering stories about travel inclusivity. She's also created multiple TikTok videos and Reels and continues to manage TripSavvy's daily newsletter and social media. Jalyn loves all aspects of travel — even sitting at the airport for hours on end — and is slowly checking destinations off her bucket list.
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Samantha Lauriello
Samantha Lauriello
Senior Social Media Editor
Samantha is Travel + Leisure's social media editor. She got her start as an editorial intern, pitching and writing articles for Manhattan Media. She segued into an editorial assistant role at PopSugar, writing articles, galleries, and listicles for the digital publication. In 2018, Samantha took a job at what was then Meredith Corporation, holding a position as assistant editor for Health before landing her current role as social media editor for Travel + Leisure. As a host for the publication’s TikTok channel, Samantha takes viewers from the shores of Lake Como in Italy to the streets of Paris. She’s reported on a safari camp in Kenya, a celebrity hideaway in the Utah desert, and given a first-hand account of the studio where Picasso lived and painted.
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Annie Archer
Annie Archer
Assistant Social Media Editor
A Connecticut native based in New York City, Annie Archer is the assistant social media editor at Travel + Leisure. Prior to joining T+L in 2020, Annie was the social media editor for Maryland Capital News Service. Annie first fell in love with travel after spending a semester studying abroad in Rome. She has skied the Swiss Alps, camped under the stars in Yosemite National Park, and has a passion for road trips, national parks, beach destinations, remote Airbnbs, and all things Italy. Hiking Machu Picchu in Peru is at the top of her travel to-do list.
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Mariah Tyler
Mariah Tyler
Associate Visual Director
Mariah is Travel + Leisure's associate visuals director and has been with T+L since 2015. Mariah's background in cultural anthropology and photography informs her focus on the people and culture of every destination she covers. She values visual storytelling with strong narratives and believes in including all voices in order to broaden viewers' perspectives. Mariah helped launch Travel + Leisure's award-winning Behind the Views series and works on the art direction and production of digital spotlights, tentpoles, and special packages. As a city explorer and desert lover, Mariah has published stories on Día de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta, Voodoo in New Orleans, Texas BQQ in Paris, and more. She is a photographer and writer based in San Antonio, Texas.
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Taylor McIntyre
Senior Visual Editor
Taylor McIntyre is a senior visual editor at Dotdash Meredith, working on Travel + Leisure and TripSavvy. She has been with Dotdash since 2018. She photographs and writes about a variety of locations, from city guides to luxury hotels. Her love of travel started when she backpacked on her own for a year, traveling through 30 different countries. Her work has been featured in ArchitecturalDigest.com, Touring Bird, Port Magazine, StyleCaster, and more.
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Alessandra Amodio
Alessandra Amodio
Associate Photo Editor
Based in New York City, Alessandra Amodio is a fine art photographer and a digital photo editor for Travel + Leisure. Alessandra attended college at the School of Visual Arts where she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art, with a concentration in photography and video. She worked as a photo intern for several New York City-based companies like Kate Ryan Inc. and the XO Group Inc., where she conducted photo research for projects and edited images and videos for digital channels. Prior to her role at Travel + Leisure, Alessandra was the assistant photo editor and digital photo editor for Newsweek and Meredith Corporation, respectively.
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Meet the Travel + Leisure Print Team

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Jacqui Gifford

Jacqui Gifford has been the editor in chief of Travel + Leisure, the world's leading travel media brand, since 2018. From 2013 to 2018, she served as travel director, special projects editor, and senior editor with T+L. Under her leadership, the brand has won two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and a James Beard Award, in addition to numerous awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, the North American Travel Journalists Association, and Folio. She appears frequently as an expert guest on television programs, including NBC's Today, to share travel ideas and discuss trends within the industry. A graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in English, Jacqui was born in Japan, and raised in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and New Hope, Pennsylvania. She has traveled the world extensively, and lives in New York City with her husband, Robert, and son, Bobby.

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Flora Stubbs
Flora Stubbs is Travel + Leisure's executive editor. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and a travel editor for more than a decade. Flora started out working on newspapers in London, then spent five years living in Asia: two in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, and three in Mumbai, where she worked on the launch of Condé Nast Traveller India. She grew up in Devon, England, but now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.
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Peter Terzian

Peter Terzian is the features editor of Travel + Leisure, where he has been on staff since 2017. He has been an editor at Elle DecorCulture + Travel, and Out magazines, as well as Newsday, the Long Island newspaper. He has written for the Paris ReviewBookforum, the Los Angeles Times, and T magazine, and is the editor of Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives, which was published by Harper Perennial in 2009.

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Paul Brady

Paul Brady is the news director at Travel + Leisure and the brand's expert on cruise travel. He has been covering the travel industry for more than 15 years, for outlets including Condé Nast TravelerSkift, and The Huffington Post. Though he's worked at both legacy and start-up media outlets, and for both print magazines and digital-only publications, his reporting over the years has focused on how consumers can have better trips and the trends shaping the future of the industry. Outside of work, he's an unrepentant traveler who's fond of flipping through old passports and sailing small craft on the beautiful Hudson River.

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Denny Lee
Articles Editor
Denny Lee is an articles editor at Travel + Leisure. He is a seasoned editor, writer, and traveler who comes to T+L from The New York Times, where he was an editor at the travel and styles desks. He has visited about three dozen countries, five continents, and maybe 39 states. His favorite places include Berlin, Tokyo, Milan, St. Moritz, Mexico City, and Bali.
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Elizabeth Cantrell
Elizabethe Cantrell, senior editor, edits the Discoveries section as well as stories with a focus on outdoor and adventure travel, as well as Canada, Northern Europe, and the Southeastern U.S. Prior to Travel + Leisure, she spent three years at Town & Country. She graduated from the University of Vermont and received her Masters in Literary Journalism at New York University. Some of her favorite trips have included Belize, Lesotho, Spain, and South Africa.
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Samantha Falewée
Samantha Falewée
Samantha Falewée is an associate editor for Travel + Leisure, interested in adventure and culinary travel, Indigenous culture, and wildlife conservation. A France-U.S. citizen, she speaks French and is a certified wine nerd by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (Level II). She has attended the Cannes Film Festival (twice), gone scuba diving off the Sinai Peninsula, made ceviche with Roger Federer, and worked a wine harvest in Provence. Her writing has appeared in Wine Spectator, Whisky Advocate, Virtuoso Life, Rova, and Cigar Aficionado, in addition to Travel + Leisure. She edits print stories with a focus on South America, French Polynesia, and the American Southwest. Her last name rhymes with “far away.”
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Danielle Pointdujour
Senior Print Editor
Danielle Pointdujour is a senior print editor at Travel + Leisure, leading hotel coverage and the brand's annual It List. She also covers destinations including the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, Florida, and Texas. A graduate of Howard University's Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Danielle has also been an editor at Ebony and Essence and has written for publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, and Sweet July. She has traveled to over 90 countries and stayed in 289 luxury hotels across the globe to date. Recently, she celebrated her 45th Four Seasons property stay in Bangkok, indulged in San Miguel de Allende's wine scene, and partied in Ghana. She loves seamless in-room check-ins, beautiful, over-the-top suites with tech features, secret hotel perks, and amazing culinary experiences. Outside of work, you can find her hanging somewhere in Brooklyn's Little Caribbean neighborhood and championing all things Black travel. 
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Jessica Vadillo
Jessica Vadillo
Jessica Vadillo is the editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure. She joined the team in 2022 and often works on packages and front-of-book items, as well as writes, edits, and assists with other editorial operations. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and currently resides in New York City. 
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Erin Agostinelli, Managing Editor

Fryda Lidor, Creative Director

Scott Hall, Photo Director

Skye Senterfeit, Deputy Photo Editor

Imani Tudor, Associate Photo Editor

Bashel Lubarsky, Associate Designer

Griffin Plonchak, Production Manager

Kathy Roberson, Copy and Research Chief

Lisa Greissinger, Research Editor

Ray Isle, Wine and Spirits Editor

Meet the Travel + Leisure Commerce Team

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Jamie Hergenrader
Commerce Director, Travel Group

Jamie Hergenrader is the Commerce Director of the Travel Group at Dotdash Meredith where she leads the content strategy of product reviews and recommendations for the company's travel brands. She joined the company in 2018 and has nearly a decade of experience writing and editing for travel and lifestyle publications.

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Susan Brickell
Editorial Director, Travel Commerce
Susan Brickell is an Editorial Director, leading news/deals commerce and strategy for Dotdash Meredith’s travel vertical, which includes Travel + Leisure. She joined the company in 2019 as a senior editor for Shape and Health and has more than a decade of experience writing and editing fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health, travel, and home decor content for print and digital publications. Her byline has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, ELLE Indonesia, Fitness, Hunker, Real Simple, Runner’s World, What to Expect, Women’s Health, and more. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. 
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Morgan Ashley Parker, Senior Commerce Editor
Morgan Ashley Parker
Associate Editorial Director, Travel + Leisure Commerce
Morgan Ashley Parker is an associate editorial director at Travel + Leisure where she works on commerce content and strategy. She has been writing and editing lifestyle content since 2007, traveling since birth, and shopping since she earned her first allowance. 
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Lydia Price
Lydia Price
Senior Commerce Editor
Lydia Price is a senior commerce editor at Travel + Leisure, where she writes and edits reviews about outdoor products in addition to hosting short-form videos across digital platforms. She earned a B.A. from Yale before starting her career at People magazine.
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Jasmine Grant
Jasmine Grant
Senior Commerce Editor
Thirteen years of experience as a writer and editor in lifestyle, entertainment, and travel media.Graduated from The College of Mount Saint Vincent with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.Focuses on luggages, bags, and travel accessories.
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Jackie Cucco, Commerce Testing Editor
Jackie Cucco
Commerce Testing Editor
Jackie Cucco is a Commerce Testing Editor at Travel + Leisure, where she assigns, edits, and writes travel-related product reviews based on in-depth product testing. She previously worked as a travel agent, has a Master’s degree in journalism, and has over six years of experience creating gift guides and writing about various products. She has made over 100 TV appearances discussing consumer products and shopping trends.
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Sophie Mendel
Commerce Editor
Sophie Mendel is a commerce editor at T+L, covering the fashion and beauty beat. Currently based in New York City, she has traveled to more than 50 countries and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Sophie has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and over five years of professional writing and editing experience.
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Hillary Maglin, Associate Commerce Editor
Hillary Maglin
Updates Editor
Hillary Maglin is an associate commerce editor at Travel + Leisure who’s been covering travel products since 2018. Her work has also been featured in publications such as People, InStyle, and more.Travel + Leisure updates editor Hillary Maglin has written and edited hundreds of shopping articles for T+L as well as other Dotdash Meredith publications including People, InStyle, Real Simple, and Rachael Ray in Season.She was a freelance writer and reporter covering current events, pop culture, fashion, and celebrities. She was an editorial intern at Rachael Ray in Season before becoming an assistant editor, associate editor, and eventually editor at Travel + Leisure. While at Travel + Leisure, she has also worked on the brand's Webby Award-nominated social media team
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Taylor Fox, Commerce Updates Writer at Travel + Leisure
Taylor Fox
Commerce Editor
Taylor Fox is the Commerce Outdoor Gear Editor at Travel + Leisure where she tests, researches, and writes about travel products. Taylor holds a Master’s in Geography and has been a writer and editor for over nine years.
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Emily Belfiore
Emily Belfiore
Commerce Writer, News/Deals

Emily Belfiore is a commerce writer for Travel + Leisure, covering product news and deals. Her work has also appeared in Allure, Byrdie, InStyle, Real Simple, Shape, and more.

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Anna Popp
Anna Popp
Associate Editor
Anna Popp is a New York-based commerce writer at Travel + Leisure covering all of the best travel products, from luggage to outdoor gear. She has been a travel writer and product tester for over five years.
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Ivy Jacobson Ford
Ivy Jacobson Ford
Associate Director, Research and Testing, Commerce

Ivy's original reporting and interviews as a brand spokesperson have been featured on ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, Bloomberg, AP, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and more.

She contributed to The Knot's Folio Award win for Best Native Consumer App and serves as a Pace University Adjunct Professor.

Ivy is also a mentor for Girls Write Now and a member of the Women's Media Group.

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Elise Wang
Methodology Writer

B.A. in English and a minor in French; Seattle University
Photo published in The Seattle Times, "Seattle author, professor Sonora Jha explains ‘How to Raise a Feminist Son’"

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Editorial Policy

Our in-house editorial team oversees every article. We aim to offer travelers inspiration, advice for planning trips, and valuable guidance once they are on the ground.

We are committed to the quality and trustworthiness of our content and editorial processes. Our team of writers, editors, fact-checkers, illustrators, and photographers rigorously researches and reviews all content on an ongoing basis to ensure it is up to date, accurate, and puts the needs of our readers first. 

Each article features a byline that includes the name, a brief description, and a link to more information about those who contributed to that piece. The date indicates when the piece was most recently updated with new information. Some articles also have a tagline at the end to provide additional information on research or authorship.

Original illustrations, graphics, images, and videos are created by internal teams, who collaborate with experts in their fields to produce assets that represent diverse voices, perspectives, and context. Periodic review by editors as well as by Anti-Bias or other Review Board members as appropriate, ensure the quality, accuracy and integrity of these assets. Photos and videos are not edited in any way that may cause them to be false or misleading.

We correct any factual errors in a transparent manner and strive to make it easy for our readers to bring errors to our attention.

All of our writers, editors, and contributors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest. 

Our editorial content is not influenced by our advertisers. We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content and clearly differentiate editorial content from advertising content.

At Travel + Leisure, we aspire to provide the highest quality content produced by humans, for humans. It is against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI (artificial intelligence) writing tools such as ChatGPT.

To learn more, please see our full Editorial Policy and Standards page, including the Dotdash Meredith Content Integrity Promise.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a travel brand that reaches more than 16 million readers per month, Travel + Leisure has the power and responsibility to create positive change. We have pledged to recruit and amplify Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) contributors across Travel + Leisure's site, social channels, and other places where the brand has a presence. Please find our full diversity and inclusion pledge here.

We are open to our readers' thoughts and feedback in the comments section on our social media handles, but encourage everyone to remain respectful to create a safe space for our community. We have no tolerance for hate speech, and any comments that violate platform guidelines will be deleted and/or reported. If you see hateful comments on our posts, please help us in our moderation efforts and report them.

At Travel + Leisure, we work with Dotdash Meredith's Anti-Bias Review Board to create inclusive content and set standards for how to answer questions without perpetuating bias, prejudice, and stereotypes. The Anti-Bias Review Board is a multi-disciplinary panel of experts that works with our writers and editors on content initiatives.

We have more work ahead of us to unlearn practices that haven't served all readers. In the coming years, we will take on new content initiatives, partnerships, and editorial standards that make our content more inclusive. 

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Accuracy and Corrections

The accuracy of our verified information and news articles is core to every Dotdash Meredith brand, including Travel + Leisure. So, too, is our commitment to accountability to our readers and transparency about our accuracy and corrections practices.

Our rich library of "evergreen" content is routinely updated, reviewed by our professional review boards, and fact-checked to ensure ongoing publication of accurate, complete, relevant, and up-to-date useful information. Following our rigorous and systematic updating and verification process, articles in our content library are date-stamped to indicate to readers that the information is complete and accurate. News articles often cover a distinct event in time and are not part of our routine update process.

At Travel + Leisure, we are committed to telling readers when an error has appeared, and to correcting it. When we discover a significant error of fact, we will correct the article as quickly as possible and append a correction note. All corrections will be clearly labeled, dated, and include information about what was corrected.

We welcome our readers' participation in our ongoing commitment to accuracy and fact-checking. If you believe we have published a factual error in any of our content, please let us know and we will investigate and take appropriate corrective and/or updating measures. You can report a possible error by emailing us at tandl@meredith.com


Our writers and editors investigate claims and verify all information and data gathered for all articles, including news. We consult relevant, diverse, qualified sources to ensure we're providing proper context and background to the reader. All of our news and information is thoroughly reviewed by a staff editor and fact checked by our editorial team. Articles are rigorously evaluated for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

If you have noticed an issue you would like to bring to our attention, please let us know by emailing tandl@meredith.com


Our writers and editors adhere to strict journalistic standards for article sourcing. We rely on current and reputable primary sources, such as expert interviews, airlines, hotels, tourism boards, government organizations, and professional and academic institutions and studies. All data points, facts, and claims are backed up by at least one credible source. 

We strongly discourage use of anonymous or unnamed sourcing, as this can erode transparency and reader trust. In the rare instance where an unnamed source is used, we will disclose to readers the reason behind the anonymity and provide necessary context.

A cornerstone of our reporting and sourcing is to consider often overlooked perspectives from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women. Our content strives to serve all communities and reflect diverse voices and perspectives.

Independence and Impartiality

Travel + Leisure is committed to independent, impartial, fair journalism. Our editorial content is not influenced by our advertisers. Every Travel + Leisure staff member and contributor is held accountable to a high standard of honesty and transparency.

We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content. Our "Sponsored Content" is labeled to make clear that such content is provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor.

In line with our mission to provide useful information that helps people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired, we are dedicated to publishing unbiased, comprehensive reviews of products and services. Our product and service reviews are wholly independent and based on robust research and product testing. When readers visit "affiliate links" within our content, Travel + Leisure may receive commissions from purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations.

Travel + Leisure writers and editors are prohibited from giving preferential treatment to any outside resource (company, publication, video, affiliate, website) based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.

All of our writers and editors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest — any relationship, financial, or personal, with any source or resource that may compromise their ability to provide fair and impartial information. As with many publishers, our writers and editors are sometimes provided with complimentary products or services for review purposes. We are transparent and disclose when any valuable products or services are provided to our editorial teams. Our editorial staff and editorial contributors must not solicit gifts or services for personal purposes.

Press Trips

Travel + Leisure editors and select contributors often work with tourism boards, tour operators, brands, airlines, and hotel properties to support coverage. These experiences enable Travel + Leisure to produce robust, thoroughly reported stories that present a deeper look into a destination. We do not cover any destinations, restaurants, hotels, or tours that we wouldn't personally recommend. Furthermore, we do not accept monetary compensation in exchange for coverage. 

Product Reviews

Besides being expert travelers, we're constantly on the lookout for the best products to make your time both on and off the road easier and more enjoyable. At Travel + Leisure, we diligently research and curate our lists of recommendations, constantly scouring the landscape for the latest product releases, from luggage to items that bring the travel experience home.

We do receive an affiliate commission on some (but not all) of the products if you choose to click through to the retailer site and make a purchase. That said, we are not loyal to any one specific retailer or brand.

We are also committed to ensuring that our content reflects the diversity of our audience. This means showcasing brands owned by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other minority groups whenever possible.

Read more about how we test and write about products.

How to Write for Us

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2023 NATJA Awards (North American Travel Journalists Association.) Winner in 8 categories and Honorable Mention in 6 categories. Link to awards.

  • Category: Special Distinction: Magazine of the Year: Travel + Leisure
  • Category: Overall Travel Publication: Gold Award: Travel + Leisure, “July 2023 Issue”
  • Category: Luxury & Resort Travel: Gold Award: Richard Godwin, “Acqua di Vita"
  • Category: Cruises: Silver Award: Dinaw Mengestu, “Days of Wonder"; Bronze Award: Thomas Chatterton Williams, “The Eternal River"; Honorable Mention Award: Janice Wald Henderson, “My Black Daughter Has Always Been Skeptical About Cruises — We Took One Together Anyway”
  • Category: Historical Travel: Honorable Mention Award: Jonathan Thompson, “Happily Ever After”,
  • Category: Culinary Travel: Honorable Mention Award: Matt Goulding, “Cocina Madrileña”
  • Category: Family or 60+ Travel: Gold Award: Jeffrey Gettlemen, “All Creatures Great and Small”
  • Category: Cultural Travel: Honorable Mention Award: Simon Willis, “The Hidden Kingdom”
  • Category: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Travel: Gold Award: Bridgette Bartlett Royall, “Isle of Freedom”; Bronze Award: Morgan Goldberg, “Crushing It” 
  • Category: Portrait Photography: Bronze Award: James Rajotte, “Cocina Madrileña”
  • Category: Action and Adventure Photography: Honorable Mention Award: Tom Parker, “Big Water”
  • Category: Cultural Photography: Honorable Mention Award: Kevin West, “Treasures of Arabia”

2023 German National Tourist Office Journalism Award for Sustainability

Winner: Jeff Chu, "Pacific Point of View," February 2022

2023 Eddie and Ozzie Awards. Winner in 3 categories. Link to awards

  • Category: Long-form feature content > Consumer
  • David Treuer, "Epic Scale," a feature on Thaidene Nene National Park, March 2023
  • Category: Full issue>Consumer>Travel/Transportation
  • February 2023 Water Issue 
  • Category: Cover design > Consumer > Above 250,000 circulation
  • February 2023 Water Issue

2023 SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards. Winner in 5 categories. Link to awards

  • Category: Travel Magazines, Silver: Travel + Leisure
  • Category: Cruise Travel, Gold: Stanley Stewart, ‘The Great White South." Bronze: Janice Wald Henderson, ‘A Warmer Welcome' (‘My Black Daughter Has Always Been Skeptical About Cruises — We Took One Together Anyway’)
  • Category: Cultural Tourism, Bronze:  Kevin West, ‘The Long Road Home'
  • Category: Culinary-Related Travel, Gold: Adam Erace, ‘Salt of the Earth: How Fife Became Scotland’s Most Exciting Food Destination." Silver: Osayi Endolyn, ‘The Castaway,’
  • Category: Coverage of Diverse Communities, Silver: David Treuer, ‘Epic Scale,’ Travel + Leisure

2022 ASME Link to awards

  • Best Food and Travel Cover Winner for "A New Season," March 2022. 

2022 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Associations) Awards. Winner in 11 categories. Link to awards

  • Category: Travel Magazine: Silver: August 2022 Issue
  • Category: Sports, Recreation and Adventure. Honorable Mention: Christopher Solomon, “Rolling on the River” 
  • Category: Historical Travel. Gold: Sojourner White, “How Traveling by Train Led Me to Learn About My Family’s Black History.” Honorable Mention: Stanley Stewart, “A Sicilian Story”,   
  • Category: Family or 60+ Travel. Bronze: Flora Stubbs, “Once Upon A Time In Italy”,   
  • Category: Culinary Travel. Gold Adam Erace, “Salt Of The Earth”. Bronze: Ray Isle, “French Pastoral”. Honorable Mention: Stacey Leasca, “I Visited Panama to Try the World’s Most Expensive Coffee — and Now You Can, Too”,   
  • Category: Sustainable Travel. Gold: Gina DeCaprio Vercesi, “This Side of Paradise”,   
  • Category: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Travel. Gold: RJ Young, “This Is Tulsa”,   
  • Category: Photography – Cover or Feature Photo/Illustration. Bronze: Marco Arguello, October 2021 cover
  • Category: Portrait Photography. Bronze: Marco Arguello, “Days of Wine and Roses”
  • Category: Outdoor and Adventure Photograph. Bronze (tie) Award: Tom Fowlks, “Rolling on the River”
  • Category: Photo Essay. Silver: Frederic Lagrange, “Fire & Ice”  

2022 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Winner in 5 categories. Link to awards

  • Magazine Section > Consumer / Custom / Content Marketing, Travel + Leisure, December 2021/January 2022 Intelligent Traveler
  • Series of Articles > Consumer > Overall, Travel + Leisure's Intrepid Travelers: First to Land in a Post-pandemic World
  • Single Article > Consumer > Lifestyle, Travel + Leisure, December 2021/January 2022, "Fire & Ice"
  • Full Issue > Consumer > Travel / Transportation, Travel + Leisure, August 2021 50th Anniversary Issue
  • Social Media / Online Community > Consumer, Travel + Leisure's Behind the Views Instagram series

2022 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Awards. Link to awards

  • Winner, Culinary Travel Writing, Adam Erace, “Belle of the Balkans”

2022 SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards. Winner in 7 categories. Link to awards.

  • Category: Travel Magazines, Silver: Travel + Leisure                          
  • Category: U.S./Canada Travel, Silver: Kevin West, ‘The Maine Course,’ 
  • Category: Foreign Travel, Bronze: Michael Snyder, ‘Veracruz,’ Travel + Leisure
  • Category: Cruise Travel, Gold: Simon Willis, ‘Remote Learning,” Travel + Leisure. Silver: Lawrence Osborne, ‘Gilded River,’ Travel + Leisure
  • Category: Environmental and Sustainable Tourism, Honorable Mention: Gina DeCaprio Vercesi, ‘A Primal Connection,’ Travel + Leisure
  • Category: Special-Purpose Travel, Bronze: John Bowe, ‘These Are the Days of Miracle and Wonder,’ Travel + Leisure
  • Category: Coverage of Diverse Communities, Bronze: Jordan Kisner, ‘Small Town, Big Heart,’ Travel + Leisure
  • Category: Short Narrative, Bronze: Jonathan Thompson, ‘A Good Night’s Sleep Is Worth the Journey,’ Travel + Leisure

2021 NATJA AWARDS. Winner in 6 categories and honorable mention in 2 categories. Link to awards

  • Category: Travel Magazine. Silver: August 2021 50th anniversary issue
  • Category: Destination Travel. Gold: Leslie Oh, “All in Good Time”
  • Category: Long-Form Narrative/Personal Essay. Gold: Aatish Taseer, “The Writer and the World”
  • Category: Luxury and Resort Travel. Gold: Heidi Mitchell, “Privacy Please”
  • Category: Family Travel. Gold: Leslie Oh, “All in Good Time”. Honorable Mention: Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “Cold Comfort”
  • Category: Sports, Recreation and Adventure. Honorable Mention: John Bowe, “These are the Days of Miracle and Wonder”
  • Category: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. Gold: Heather Greenwood Davis, “Pride of Place”



  • Category Travel Magazine: GOLD
  • Category Foreign Travel: Silver (Kevin West, "Venice" T+L)
  • Category: Personal Comment: Bronze (Aatish Taseer, "The Writer and the World" T+L)
  • Category: Short Work on Travel: Bronze (Stephanie Elizondo Griest "Power Moves" T+L)
  • Category: US/Canada Travel: Honorable Mention (Jennifer Wilson, "Philly Special" T+L)
  • Category: Travel Audio – Podcasts and Guides: Honorable Mention (Kellee Edwards, "Let's Go Together – Visiting With Respect: Learning About Native Cultures in Alaska and Hawaii, T+L)

2021 FOLIO: EDDIE AND OZZIE AWARDS finalist in 6 categories:

  • Essays and Criticism > Consumer:
    Travel + Leisure, "The Writer and the World," Travel + Leisure, October 2020 
  • Podcast > Consumer / Lifestyle
    Travel + Leisure, "Let's Go Together" by Travel + Leisure
  • Series of Articles > Consumer > Culture / Community
    Travel + Leisure, Caribbean Is Calling
  • Series of Articles > Consumer > Overall 
    Travel + Leisure, The National Parks That Saved Us 
  • Single Article > Consumer > Travel / Transportation: 
    Travel + Leisure, "The Depth of Life," Travel + Leisure, January 2021
  • Single Article > Consumer > Women's Lifestyle
    Travel + Leisure, July 2020


  • Winner of Best Travel and Adventure Cover and a finalist for Best Service and Lifestyle Photography link to awards


  • Winner of gold for "Best Travel Journalism Website"


  • Two wins: Alexandra Fuller's Zimbabwe feature and World's Best Restaurants 2019. We also had honorable mentions in these categories: Overall Editorial Excellence; Full Issue; App/Digital Edition Design; and Photography. 


  • Contributor Besha Rodell was nominated in category for "Dining and Travel" for our World's Best Restaurants 2019 package.


  • Travel + Leisure's social media was a nominee in the Social (Travel) category


  • Winner of silver for overall Print Travel Magazine category (August 2021 50th anniversary issue)
  • Winner of gold for Leslie Oh's story "All in Good Time" in Destination Travel and Family Travel categories
  • Winner of gold for Aatish Taseer's story "The Writer and the World" in Long-form Narrative/Personal Essay category
  • Winner of gold for Heidi Mitchell's story "Privacy Please" in Luxury and Resort Travel category
  • Received honorable mention for Taffy Brodesser-Akner's story "Cold Comfort" in Family Travel category
  • Received honorable mention for John Bowe's story "These Are the Days of Miracle and wonder" in Sports, Recreation, and Adventure category
  • Winner of gold for Heather Greenwood Davis' story "Pride of Place" in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility category
  • Winner of gold for Ray Isle's "Walla Walla" story (February 2019 issue)
  • Received honorable mention for Marcel Theroux's story "Somewhere in the Cyclades"

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