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      Phil Dengler The Vacationer Bio

      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.

      Phil Dengler of The Vacationer in Peru 2019

      Photo: Phil Dengler in Peru / 2019

      Phil’s Travel Preferences & Stats

      Seat Preference: Aisle

      Home Airport: PHL

      States Visited: 17

      Trusted Traveler Memberships: Global Entry

      Last Completed Domestic Trip: Rocky Mountain National Park

      Last Completed International Trip: Ecuador and Peru

      Next Booked Trip: Glacier National Park in Montana

      Favorite Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Discover It

      Phil’s Current Travel Goals

      Phil visited his first national park in early 2019 and was hooked from the start. In August of 2019, he climbed the famous Half Dome cables at Yosemite National Park in California. In October of 2019, he admired the beautiful Acadia National Park in Maine from the top of Cadillac Mountain. In September of 2020, Phil will visit Glacier National Park in Montana. While he still has a ways to go, his goal is to see all 62 national parks.

      Phil’s Favorite Travel Splurge

      Phil wants to be comfortable when flying. For him, that means an aisle seat in the exit row. That gives him more room to spread out his legs as well as easier access to the aisle for those sitting in the middle and window seats. As exit-row seats are desirable, they always cost more than other seats (unless you are flying an airline with no assigned seats like Southwest Airlines). While getting the best deal on airfare is Phil’s priority, he is always willing to pay a few extra bucks for the comfort of an aisle seat in the exit row.

      The Vacationer's Phil Dengler on a Horse in Ecuador

      Photo: Phil Dengler in Ecuador / 2019