Mark Orwoll
Mark Orwoll

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Mark Orwoll
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Notorious Waterfront Character


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Mark Orwoll has been a journalist for more than 40 years. For 30 years he was on the editorial staff of Travel + Leisure magazine, where he was the longest tenured staffer in the magazine's history, held more editorial titles than anyone (six), wrote more than 2,000 articles and blog posts, was the magazine's first International Editor, and was the managing editor for 10 years, longer than any other m.e. at the magazine. He has traveled to more than 70 countries, and written about most of them. Since leaving T+L for semi-retirement in 2016, Orwoll has been a freelance travel writer and nonfiction book author ("John Wayne Speaks," St. Martin's Press, 2021). He has appeared as a travel expert more than 500 times on television, including NBC Today Show (more than 70 appearances), CBS Morning Show, ABC Good Morning America, and PBS NewsHour, as well as programs on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and local broadcast stations around the United States. He won a 2020 NATJA Silver Award for cruise writing and an Aegis Award of Excellence for co-producing a documentary for NBC News on the launch of a cruise ship. He's also a pretty good mandolin player.
Soft adventure, cuisine, cruises, offbeat destinations, cultural immersion.
Conde Nast Traveler, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Frommer's Travel, Travel Weekly, Porthole Cruise magazine, Town & Country, the Points Guy, The Travel Channel, Fodor's, Matador Network, TravelAge West, AARP, Surface, AAA, the Saturday Evening Post, Departures International, Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, Luxe Getaways, Premier Traveler, Endless Vacation. Shermans Travel, Map Happy, others.
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SATW - Society of American Travel Writers
New York Travel Writers Association
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
International Order of Old Bastards
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My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
Hunting for Landmines in Cambodia: 'If You See A Bomb, Don't Touch It'
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Matador Network
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Article 2 - Title:
Sharks and Stingrays Are Waiting at This Private Island Belize Resort
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Travel + Leisure
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Article 3 - Title:
The Rough-Edge Corner of Costa Rica
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Porthole Cruise
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Article 4 - Title:
Let's Have A Drink at Jimmy's
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Offbeat Travel
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Article 5 - Title:
Why Do Cities and Countries Change Their Names?
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Offbeat Travel
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Article 6 - Title:
On Tahiti's Main Island, History, Culture, and Nature Shine
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Matador Network
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Article 7 - Title:
The Path to Petra
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Intrepid Times
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Into the Howling Wilderness
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Article 9 - Title:
Chow Mein Sandwiches, Mustard Wontons, and Fruit: A Tour of Polynesian Street Food
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Matador Network
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Article 10 - Title:
Once Backpacker Central, Cambodia's Siem Reap Is Going Upmarket
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Sydney Morning Herald (
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