Condé Nast Traveler was founded by Sir Harold Evans in 1987, with a focus on literary journalism and hard news reporting. As founder and Editor in Chief, Evans coined the motto "Truth in Travel," which declared that travel industry freebies would not be accepted.
Condé Nast Traveler is currently led by Editor in Chief Pilar Guzman. Ms. Guzman was the founding editor of Cookie magazine from 2005-2009. Ms. Guzman oversaw the revamp of Martha Stewart Living from 2011-2013, for which the magazine was awarded a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in Lifestyle.
An entirely separate U.K. edition, Condé Nast Traveller, is produced from Condé Nast's offices at Vogue House in London.