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Mark Orwoll
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+1 917-860-0845
About / Bio
Mark Orwoll is a veteran journalist who was on the editorial staff of Travel + Leisure for 29 years, most recently as the International Editor. He is now a hired gun (cue theme music from "Kojak"). Mark is the author of e-Travel (SAMS imprint of Macmillan; 2000), one of the first books about planning travel on the internet. He was an adjunct professor in NYU's Master's in Publishing graduate program, where he was honored with a Teaching Excellence award in 2015, and a feature-writing instructor at Mediabistro. He has appeared on television over 500 times as a a travel expert, including more than 75 interviews on NBC's TODAY show, a weekly "Getaway Day" segment on CNBC's Power Lunch for five years, and spots on every major broadcast and cable network over the past two decades. He has been a keynote speaker, presenter, emcee, moderator, and panelist at dozens of public and industry events in the U.S. and abroad. While he was at Travel + Leisure, Mark simultaneously served as the Executive Editor of Time Inc.'s International Licensing & Development group, under whose auspices he launched licensed editions of Departures, Food & Wine, and/or T+L in Russia, Mexico, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, Germany, South Korea, and Turkey. Mark is married with three grown children. In his spare time, he is a home-recording-studio enthusiast and plays a mean mandolin.
Magazines, Web/Blogs, Consumer
Published in
Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Town & Country, Departures International, AARP, Porthole Cruise magazine,, USA Today's USA Weekend magazine supplement, United Airlines' Hemispheres, The Culture Trip, Jetsetter, America in World War II magazine, the Saturday Evening Post,, Surface, The Daily Meal, The Points Guy, Curiosity Magazine, and the National Lampoon (during its fabled Unfunny Years).
Regional Interests
United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean/Bermuda/Bahamas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Pacific, South America, Africa
Adventure, Arts/Architecture/Culture, Budget Travel, Business Travel, Cruises, Destinations, Family Travel, Food/Drink/Entertaining, History/Historic Preservation, Humor, Luxury Travel, Offbeat/Off the Beaten Path, Parks & Wildlife, Rail Travel, Resort Travel, Soft Adventure
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