Travel Director, Travel + Leisure, Departures,
Jacqui Gifford is the travel director at Departures and Travel + Leisure, where she edits print and digital features, and covers major markets including the Caribbean, Cruising, Beauty, and Hotels, for the brand. She also appears frequently as an expert guest on television programs, including NBC's TODAY show, to share getaway ideas and discuss trends within the industry. Jacqui graduated from Princeton University in 2002 with a B.A. in English. Prior to joining the team at T+L, she worked at Condé Nast Brides as the travel editor; OK! Magazine as features and travel editor; and Vanity Fair as editorial associate. Born in Japan, and raised in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jacqui has traveled the world extensively, and lives in New York City with her husband and son.