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Jill Becker is an award-winning writer and editor who has worked in publishing for more than 25 years, including stints at Texas Monthly, American Way, and Group Travel Planet magazines. She writes about everything under the sun, but her specialty is travel, particularly anything pertaining to hotels. Visit her website at


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