Let’s Go Together (Travel + Leisure)

Let’s Go Together, a new podcast from Travel + Leisure, features diverse voices sharing their unique travel experiences and inspiring others to explore the world. Each week host Kellee Edwards, award-winning travel expert, speaks to guests about inclusivity, including episodes that introduce an adventurer who climbed Machu Picchu in his wheelchair and the first documented black woman to visit every country in the world. Come back every Wednesday for a new episode!

For everything else Travel and Leisure, below is who you’ll want to pitch.

Print editors are usually thinking at least three months ahead, and sometimes up to a year or more. Breaking, same-day, or otherwise time-sensitive pitches will not be considered for print; the T+L digital team is the best point of contact for pitching travel news stories and social takeovers.

Digital team:
  • Nina Ruggiero, digital editorial director, overseeing site, sold campaign content, and
  • Alisha Prakash, associate editorial director, personal essays and first-person narratives, reported features, profiles, evergreen and seasonal SEO stories and roundups, travel tips and trends, and under-the-radar destination spotlights that offer a fresh perspective on a place.
  • Christine Burroni, senior news editor, travel news, explainers and first-person experiences that expand upon how timely news is affecting travelers, service pieces, wellness trends and tips for travelers, and celebrity interviews with a travel angle.
  • Maya Kachroo-Levine, digital senior editor; reported features on hotels, destinations, cruising, aviation, food-and-beverage experiences, art, and architecture, ideally pitched with a timely hook; longer-form profiles and articles on often overlooked communities within the travel realm.
  • Sam Lauriello, social editor, all social requests and platforms.
  • Elizabeth Rhodes, special projects editor, all-things Disney, cruising, trip ideas, and over-the-top suites.

The best way to have success with a print pitch is to get to know the magazine well. While you don’t need to have a section in mind when pitching a print story, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with them.  If you can’t see a story idea fitting into any of these, it’s probably not right for them.

Every print editor works on all sorts of things and can direct you to the right person if it’s not themBut they each focus on certain sections, themes, and geographical areas.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Paul Brady, news director, edits the Intelligent Traveler section and is our point person for trend pieces about the travel industry. He leads our cruise coverage and often handles stories about aviation, loyalty programs, ski/winter sports, and the polar regions. He also follows Central America, Southeast Asia.
  • Liz Cantrell, senior editor, edits the Discoveries section and commissions other stories with a focus on outdoor and adventure travel, as well as Canada, Northern Europe, and the Southern U.S., including Texas. She also works on the annual It List of the world’s best new hotels and the A-List, our collection of top travel advisors.
  • Samantha Falewée, associate editor, works on many sections with a focus on South America; Fiji and French Polynesia; Arizona and New Mexico; and the Midwestern U.S. She is also interested in cultural and Indigenous travel.
  • Flora Stubbs, executive editor, has a hand in everything, but focuses mainly on South Asia and East, West, and Southern Africa.
  • Peter Terzian, features editor, oversees our features well and curates our coverage of East Asia; the U.K. & Ireland; Scandinavia; and the Northeastern U.S.
  • Jessica Vadillo, editorial assistant, often works on packages and front-of-book items.
  • Scott Hall, photo director, and Skye Senterfeit, deputy photo editor, are the best points of contact for photographers interested in contributing or those pitching photo essays.
  • Fryda Lidor, creative director, is the best point of contact for illustrators and artists interested in contributing.

How to pitch for social media:

  • Instagram takeovers highlighting a recent travel experience
  • Personality-driven TikTok vlogs recapping a trip
  • TikTok series that aim to either educate or entertain (bonus points if you can do both)

What pitches should include:

  • The topic and angle
  • Why the yshould cover it
  • For TikToks, why it has viral potential
  • Whether you’ve traveled yet (or whether the trip is already booked)
  • A timeframe for when you could have the assets ready to go live

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