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      About The Vacationer

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      Photo: Phil Dengler and Eric Jones / 2022

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      If you are a member of the media and want to write a story about The Vacationer or are looking for expert travel advice for a column, please visit our dedicated press page. You can also email us at [email protected]. For all other inquires, please see our contact page.

      Our Mission

      Our mission at The Vacationer is to deliver accurate and comprehensive breaking news and guides to help better your travel experiences and vacation planning. Designed for both personal and business travelers as well as families, The Vacationer is a one-stop resource for all things travel. From the pre-booking period to coming home, we can help you save time and money as well as enjoy the most stress-free experience as possible.

      How Do We Accomplish Our Mission?

      • Constantly evolving by listening to the opinions and suggestions of our readers
      • Staying current on all of the latest travel news and policy updates
      • Regularly reviewing older articles and guides to ensure the information is still accurate
      • Always remaining transparent about who we are and our direction for The Vacationer
      • Hiring experienced and creative writers who also happen to love travel and vacations
      • Educating our writers and staff members on how credit card points and airline miles work.
      • Remaining transparent about our affiliate relationships with advertisers

      Who We Are

      At our heart, we are simply travel and vacation lovers. Established in 2020 by Phil Dengler and Eric Jones, The Vacationer is our personal travel journal as well as your guide to planning the perfect trip.

      In addition to sharing our own travel experiences and ideas, we will be laying out how we plan trips and save money in the process. From credit card points and airline miles to programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, we explain it all.

      Before starting The Vacationer, we ran a popular holiday deals website, which just so happened to include travel and vacation bargains. From our previous website, we learned the ins and outs of how to cheaply book vacations while not sacrificing quality when it comes to hotels and airlines.

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      Eric Jones

      Co-Founder and Head of Operations / [email protected]

      Eric Jones is the co-founder and head of operations of The Vacationer. He uses his background in mathematics as a professor at Rowan College South Jersey to conduct statistical studies and surveys on traveling and vacations. Having traveled to all 50 states and over 30 countries, Eric is well-equipped to recommend travel destinations and new adventures to those seeking lifetime experiences.

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      Phil Dengler

      Co-Founder & Head of Editorial and Marketing / [email protected]

      In addition to being a co-founder of The Vacationer, Phil Dengler is also the head of editorial and marketing. Previously, he ran a popular holiday deals website where he was a trusted source for all things Black Friday. With The Vacationer, Phil combines his knowledge of deals with his love of travel to help you plan the perfect vacation. While he will never turn down a beach vacation, his current focus is seeing as many national parks as possible.

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      Josh Patoka

      Credit Cards & Maximizing Travel Rewards Contributor

      Josh Patoka writes about maximizing travel rewards for The Vacationer. As well, he contributes to several personal finance sites specializing in making money, paying off debt, and investing

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      Natasha Gabrielle

      Travel and Credit Card Rewards Contributor

      Natasha has been a freelance writer since 2015. She specializes in writing travel and credit card rewards content. When not busy writing, she’s either dreaming up her next credit card rewards redemption or traveling the globe. Her goal is to encourage more people to experience the world around them while making smart money choices.

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      Holly Riddle

      Travel Contributor

      Holly Riddle is a freelance travel, food, and lifestyle journalist who also dabbles in ghostwriting and fiction.

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