Was senior online editor for BudgetTravel.com
and founding editor of its blog, This Just In
. Several stories I assigned and edited drew hundreds of thousands of unique visitors
. During my last year, BudgetTravel.com
won the gold award for the best online travel journalism site in the Oscars of U.S. travel journalism, the SATW Lowell Thomas Awards
. In 2009, the site was a top-six nominee for a Webby Award
in the Travel category (losing to Kayak
, a travel search engine). For three years, I edited
the travel blog
I founded. Here’s a rundown
of the posts I’m most proud of.
Budget Travel articles were often been picked up by major news portals, such as CNN.com and MSNBC.com. A couple of times these projects were featured on the top of Yahoo’s homepage. (Other Yahoo hits that I assigned and edited include “Tourist Traps We Love” and “World’s Weirdest Hotels.”)
Before that, I was on the staff of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, I wrote about 60 feature stories plus the monthly column “The Lowdown.” For my clips, click here.
My full résumé/C.V. is on LinkedIn.
Press trip policy
I have never taken any press trips, media discounts, or free gifts of travel gear intended for review, etc. I’ve been lucky enough to have steady editorial work every since I graduated from university. I don’t look down on people who have accepted rewards from travel companies they report on; in the UK, for example, it’s a standard practice; it’s just something I haven’t done.
My about.me profile, with my photo, etc..