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Dorine Reinstein
Africa
Dorine Reinstein
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Based in South Africa, Reinstein is a travel and tourism journalist for several award-winning South African publications, including Travel News Weekly, Southern African Tourism Update and Travel Buyer. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa over the past decade.

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MaryPemberton
Alaska
Mary Pemberton
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Mary Pemberton edits the Alaska eNewsletter for Travel Weekly. Pemberton moved to Alaska in 2000 and lives in a small community outside Anchorage. Previously she worked for the Associated Press for nearly 25 years in its Baltimore and Anchorage bureaus, where she received numerous awards for her environmental and wildlife reporting. At the time of her retirement in 2013, Pemberton was in charge of breaking news for Alaska and Hawaii. She retired to have more time to fully enjoy Alaska.

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Gay Nagle Myers
Caribbean
Gay Nagle Myers
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Gay Nagle Myers currently covers the Caribbean for Travel Weekly, but she has covered many destinations and facets of the industry during her 30-plus years with Travel Weekly. She has been recognized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization; the tourist boards of Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Kitts; and the tourism association of Mazatlan, Mexico for excellence in travel journalism. She received the Gold Adrian Award from HSMAI in February 2015 for a series of recent articles on Cuba. Myers is a New Yorker based now in Williamsburg, Va.

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Tom Stieghorst
Cruise
Tom Stieghorst
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Miami-based Tom Stieghorst has been the senior editor in charge of cruise coverage for Travel Weekly since 2012. He has worked as a news reporter and editor for three decades in Washington, D.C., New York and Florida, most recently at the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. 

Stieghorst grew up in the Midwest and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

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Felicity Long
Europe
Felicity Long
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Felicity Long has been covering the travel industry for more than 15 years. Her areas of expertise include Europe, family travel and ski, and she is the author of "Great Escapes: New England" (The Countryman Press). She edits the Mountain/Ski and Europe eNewsletters and contributes features to the destinations sections of Travel Weekly.

Long is the recipient of the Cacique Award and the Yo Leonardo Award for international travel writing.

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Megan Padilla
Florida
Megan Padilla
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Megan Padilla covers Florida for Travel Weekly's e-newsletter. She has been writing about destinations worldwide as a freelancer and staff editor for various consumer publications including Islands, Sport Diver, Florida Travel + Life and Orlando Magazine since 2000. Having relocated to Orlando from New York in 2005, Padilla offers readers keen insights and vast knowledge about the Sunshine State.

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Shane Nelson
Hawaii
Shane Nelson
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Honolulu-based Shane Nelson wrote his first story for Travel Weekly in 2006 and became a contributing editor in 2009. Since then he’s not only covered the Aloha State tourism industry and edited the weekly Hawaii eNewsletter but also traveled frequently on assignment to Oceania and Asia, where he’s written for Travel Weekly about bathing elephants in Thailand, bungee jumping in New Zealand and swimming with 30-foot whale sharks off the west coast of Australia.

When he’s not working on Hawaii deadlines for Travel Weekly, or finishing international pieces for sister publication TravelAge West, Nelson can be found on his surfboard at his favorite break in Waikiki. 

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Jamie Biesiada
Home-Based
Jamie Biesiada
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Jamie Biesiada covers retail travel sellers, reporting news about travel advisers and agencies, consortia and OTAs as well as GDSs and other technologies driving the retail distribution channel. Biesiada most recently had been the managing editor for the Manasquan, N.J., Star News Group since 2011. From 2009 to 2011, she was a beat reporter for the Star News Group, covering communities and events up and down the New Jersey shore. In 2013, Biesiada was named to Editor & Publisher's Top 25 Under 35 list, which honors the most promising young journalists.

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Sarah Feldberg
Las Vegas
Sarah Feldberg
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Sarah Feldberg is a writer and editor based in Las Vegas and San Francisco. She previously served as editor in chief of Las Vegas Weekly and as the magazine's digital editor. She has contributed travel writing to USA Today, the Guardian, Conde Nast Traveler and the BBC and previously hosted a weekly public radio show.

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Jeri Clausing
Luxury
Jeri Clausing
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Jeri Clausing edits the luxury eNewsletter for Travel Weekly. A veteran newspaper and wire service reporter and editor, she developed wanderlust from her father, who moved the family from Michigan to American Samoa to Texas to Saudi Arabia.

A freelance writer and former senior editor for Travel Weekly, Clausing has provided in-depth coverage of trends in the luxury and hotel sectors, including detailed reports from development hot spots around the world.

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Meagan Drillinger
Mexico
Meagan Drillinger
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Meagan Drillinger has been writing about travel since 2009. Her journeys have taken her to more than 30 countries, but her favorite has always been Mexico for its rich cultural diversity, food, landscape and its people. She's a graduate of New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and when she's not exploring her home of New York City, she's plotting the next big adventure.

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Michelle Baran
River Cruise
Michelle Baran
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Michelle Baran is a senior editor covering the tour operator and river cruise industries and has been crisscrossing the globe for Travel Weekly since 2007.

Baran has reported on destinations from the Egypt Revolution to Colombia shedding its cocaine past, social issues such as disaster tourism and poorism. Her cover story about the challenges and opportunities facing the growing number of women who travel on their own, “Courage and Caution," was a 2014 finalist for a Folio magazine Eddie Award.

Prior to joining Travel Weekly, Baran covered the fashion and footwear industries at Footwear News. Baran received her Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in San Francisco.

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Michelle Baran
Tours
Michelle Baran
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Michelle Baran is a senior editor covering the tour operator and river cruise industries and has been crisscrossing the globe for Travel Weekly since 2007.

Baran has reported on destinations from the Egypt Revolution to Colombia shedding its cocaine past, social issues such as disaster tourism and poorism. Her cover story about the challenges and opportunities facing the growing number of women who travel on their own, “Courage and Caution," was a 2014 finalist for a Folio magazine Eddie Award.

Prior to joining Travel Weekly, Baran covered the fashion and footwear industries at Footwear News. Baran received her Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in San Francisco.

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