William Sertl

New York

Photograph by Romulo Yanes

William joined Gourmet as travel editor in 2000. He was part of the launch team for Saveur in 1994 and was features editor of Travel & Leisure before that. He spent time in California, South America, and Europe in his younger, more impulsive days, before suddenly realizing he’d forgotten to get a job.

William Sertl on gourmet.com

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Travel Smart: Designed to Death

Gourmet’s travel editor thinks hotel décor should not be hazardous to your health.
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Travel Smart: New York’s Sexiest New Hotel

Gourmet’s travel editor, who has seen the inside of more deluxe suites than Sealy Posturpedic, falls for Crosby Street.
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Travel Smart: Five Rules of the Rental Road

Gourmet’s travel editor wants you to get out on the highway, looking for adventure.
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Travel Smart: Last Chance at Summer

Gourmet’s travel editor divulges some great ideas for hitting the beach but skipping the jet lag.
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Travel Smart: Hollywood-by-the-Sea

An historic hotel does wonders with its seaside setting and 140-year-old tree. Gourmet’s travel editor checks in.
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Travel Smart: Flying High on the A380

Gourmet’s travel editor discovers that the glory days of travel just might be back, thanks to this double-decker airplane.
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Travel Smart: New York’s Proud New Path

Gourmet’s travel editor walks the High Line, a park in the sky on an abandoned rail trestle.
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Travel Smart: Nonstop Fourth of July

Gourmet’s travel editor celebrates “independence day” around the world.
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Travel Smart: Crazy for Frequent-Flyer Miles

You can’t beat the system anymore, but here are a few ideas for coming out ahead.
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Travel Smart: Europe’s Best Railroad

Deluxe sleepers and sexy dining cars bring glamour back to overnight train trips.
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