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.