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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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In Africa, the welcome mat is out for special needs travelers8/30/2018Operators report that accessibility is improving all the time, and some have even created itineraries...Read more
Renee Brincks
Alaska
Renee Brincks
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Renee Brincks edits the Alaska eNewsletter for Travel Weekly and writes destination features for the publication's print and digital platforms. She first explored Alaska while working for a tour company in Juneau, and has since covered the state for BBC Travel, Sunset, Alaska Airlines Beyond and others. Her travel, culture and culinary stories also appear in National Geographic Traveler, Hemispheres, Zagat, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Des Moines Register.

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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.

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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Celebrity and the next wave of hull design9/17/2018Is there any reason for travel agents or their clients to care about something called the parabolic...Read more

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.

Holly V. Kapherr
Florida
Holly V. Kapherr
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Holly V. Kapherr is a writer based in Orlando. She covers Florida for Travel Weekly's e-newsletter.

Previously, she was editor of Caribbean Travel + Life and Florida Travel + Life, and senior editor at Islands and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons.

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Tovin Lapan
Hawaii
Tovin Lapan
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Tovin Lapan is a West Coast-based freelance journalist. He has covered Mexico, Las Vegas, California and other destinations for a variety of publications. His work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, the Guardian US and Lucky Peach.

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Halloween, Hawaiian-style9/16/2018The leaves may never change colors, and the temperature never drops too far, but Hawaii still knows...Read more

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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Phone and text etiquette refresher9/17/2018Business etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore discusses the do's and don'ts of communicating via...Read more
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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The latest on an ultraluxe tourism project in Saudi Arabia9/20/2018As improbable as it may seem, Saudi Arabia's new crown prince is moving aggressively with plans for...Read more
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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