What I did before 2015

In late July 2015, I became the editor-in-chief of Tnooz, the trade publication.

I’ve been covering travel technology companies for Tnooz since 2012 as a part-time reporter.

You can e-mail me, here.

Between April and July, I also blogged near daily for LonelyPlanet.com’s news operation.

A year ago I re-located from London, where I had been an expat for four years, to New Jersey, where I have family and live with my domestic partner.

My scoops have been namechecked by The New York Times, Bloomberg News, and BusinessWeek.

Consumer editorial/personal service journalism

Between March 2011 and February 2014, I was a contributor to BBC Travel, mainly writing about travel technology. My February 2014 peek inside hotel design labs is fairly representative. My story on new sites for reselling unused trips came well ahead of the New York Times discovering the same trend.

Other places I’ve written for repeatedly include Condé Nast Traveler (US edition) and The New York Times website.

Between 2007 and 2010, I was the senior editor of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel. I founded its blog, with a travel news focus, which attracted up to 600,000 unique visitors a month. For the magazine, I wrote a handful of stories, such as about a road trip through Kentucky and “the half-dozen foreign car-rental fees to note“).

I’ve appeared on US national TV (NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC) to discuss my stories more than 20 times, including on NBC Nightly News, twice. I’ve appeared a half-dozen times on Peter Greenberg’s national travel radio show and once on BBC World Service. I’ve done the occasional video, such as “How to rent a hybrid car“.

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Before that, I was an associate editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine (where I wrote stories like “The 25 Best Travel Sites.”)

In those roles I launched two print columns (“The Lowdown” and “Worth Every Penny”).

My first journalism job was as a fact-checker for Foreign Policy magazine.

Over the years, I’ve also freelanced one-off pieces for the print editions of New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications.

I like social media. For a couple of years, I co-edited the official Twitter accounts for @BBC_Travel and @BudgetTravel, which has given me a better sense of why some headlines are widely shared.

If you made it this far, you may want to see a quick round-up of my “longread” journalism.

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