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Jesse Ashlock

Editor, U.S.

Jesse Ashlock is the U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler, where he oversees the American edition of the global travel magazine. Prior to joining CNT, he spent five years guiding daily editorial operations at Travel + Leisure as the magazine’s Executive Editor. He has also served as the Online Director for T: The New York Times Style Magazine and the Deputy Editor of Condé Nast’s Details, and has held senior positions at Visionaire, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Palm Pictures. He is an Adjunct Instructor In the Center for Publishing at NYU’s School for Professional Studies and a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Daunt's Albatross Motel

If you want to connect with the old-school Montauk with modern updates and high-design touches, this is the place for you.

Editor’s Letter: More Than Ever, We’re Hungry for New Experiences

Let this issue’s exploration of evolving food cultures help you decide where to travel next.

Editor’s Letter: In an Uncertain World, Hospitality Feels More Meaningful than Ever

For the 26th edition of Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List, we’ve indexed the best, brightest openings around the globe.


 A thoughtful marriage of Scandinavian-chic and rustic Americana in the Catskills.

Editor’s Letter: The Joy of Being on the Water

The April issue of ‘Condé Nast Traveler’ features stories about canoeing in Tahiti, cruising in the Caribbean, and more.

In Yellowstone, Wolf-Spotting Is an Education in the Laws of Nature

Tracking Yellowstone's elusive—and polarizing—wolf herds is a window into the park's wild beauty.

Editor’s Letter: Travel as an Act of Love

Travel builds bonds with those we hold dearest and helps us empathize with those we don’t know at all.

Editor’s Letter: Looking Ahead to a New Year of Travel

Our newest launches, Gold List and Iconic Itineraries, will help you plan your future adventures.

Editor’s Letter: Why We Can’t Wait to Get Back Onto the Water

The December issue of Condé Nast Traveler features trips we’re excited to take once again. 

Multifamily Vacation Rentals Big Enough for Your Whole Crew (And Then Some)

For scattered clans longing to reunite, nothing's better than renting a great big villa or converted summer camp with ample space to entertain.

Editor’s Letter: How Our Readers Found Joy Through Travel This Year

See your favorite destinations and places to stay in the 2021 Readers' Choice Awards.

Editor’s Letter: Travel Is All About the People You Meet Along the Way

Introducing “The World Made Local,” a collaboration by the seven global editions of Condé Nast Traveler in which individuals from all walks of life tell you why you should visit their country next.

A Local’s Guide to Nairobi, Kenya

Photographer Brian Siambi on falling in love with Nairobi.

Why We Should Apply the Hawaiian Mindset of ‘Mālama’ to All Our Travels

Most often translated as “take care,” mālama is a key part of Hawaii’s past—and its future.

Editor’s Letter: Adventure Has a New Meaning This Summer

As you begin to travel again, any kind of trip can become an adventure.

Editor’s Letter: Celebrating the Resilience of the Travel Industry

This year, it feels like we have infinite possibilities.

The Lake House on Canandaigua

A beloved but long-in-the-tooth local hangout is reborn as an airy, design-forward resort on the north end of Lake Canandaigua, one of the loveliest corners of Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region.

Editor’s Letter: It’s Time to Think About Planning Family Trips

Traveling with family—but also connecting with your heritage—is top of mind for many.

Why We Travel to Celebrate

Start planning now to celebrate future milestones in a way that makes up for a year of staying home. 

Introducing the 1 in 10 Project

It's our way of celebrating the people of travel—and sharing their tips and insights with you—as we look ahead to life after the pandemic.