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Cruise
Andrea Zelinski
Senior editor
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Andrea Zelinski is Travel Weekly's senior editor covering the cruise industry.

She spent the last 15 years as a political reporter, most recently covering Texas. She has written for Texas Monthly, the Houston Chronicle and The Associated Press. Her work has also appeared in Bustle.

She is an avid traveler who "thru-hiked" the Appalachian Trail in 2020. 


Home Based
Jamie Biesiada
Senior Editor
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Jamie Biesiada covers retail travel sellers, reporting news about travel advisors and agencies, consortia, host agencies and OTAs. She also is co-host of the Trade Secrets podcast. In addition, she covers GDSs and other technologies driving the retail distribution channel, as well as theme parks. She was named the American Society of Travel Advisors' 2019 ASTA Travel Journalist of the Year. Biesiada's roots are in community journalism. Before Travel Weekly, she was most recently the editor of Star News Group based in Manasquan, N.J., covering communities up and down the New Jersey shore. She was named to Editor & Publisher's Top 25 Under 35 list in 2013, which honors the most promising young journalists.

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River Cruise
Nicole Edenedo
Senior editor
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Nicole Edenedo is Travel Weekly's senior editor covering the tour operator and river cruise beats.

After graduating from California State University, this Los Angeles native moved to the East Coast, working for television stations in Maryland, Delaware and New York and for New York City-based digital media outlets.

Her experience in both editorial and broadcast journalism was with consumer-facing media, reporting on subjects ranging from interior design to the entertainment, and she has worked as a television news anchor. 


Caribbean
Gay Nagle Myers
Contributing Editor
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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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Hawaii
Christine Hitt
Contributor
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Christine Hitt covers Hawaii for Travel Weekly. Raised on the island of Oahu, she has traveled all of the islands extensively many times and has been writing about Hawaii for 15 years. Her work has been seen in the Los Angeles Times, SFGate, and Honolulu and Hawaii magazines. She offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to share about each island, from culture to travel tips and news.

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Europe
Felicity Long
Contributing Editor
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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 Europe eNewsletter 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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Mexico
Meagan Drillinger
Contributing Editor
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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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Las Vegas
Paul Szydelko
Contributor
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A freelance writer and editor in southern Nevada, Paul Szydelko has covered Las Vegas news and entertainment for more than three decades. He was managing editor of the Henderson Home News for more than a decade and has also worked for Las Vegas Magazine, Vegas Seven magazine and the Las Vegas Sun. He now copy edits books for the University of Nevada Press and contributes to Desert Companion magazine.


Africa
Dorine Reinstein
Contributor
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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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