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Gadling does a goodbye Q&A with me about my time at Budget Travel

Was a fun interview to do.

Talking cruises on

Taped these two segments about Top Tips for Cruises aboard the Explorer of the Seas.

Video: Talking about Affordable Memorial Day Deals

On short notice, I was asked to represent Budget Travel on MSNBC on Saturday morning. Here’s the clip on affordable Memorial Day weekend getaways.

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Success for Budget Travel’s blog

Since it was first launched in 2007,’s blog This Just In has focused on breaking travel news, tips for traveling vacationing in high style on a low budget, new technologies, and highlighting reader tips about the joys (and occasional irritations) of modern travel.

In 2009, unique visitor numbers for the blog averaged 100,000 per month, and pageviews averaged 300,000 per month. It remains popular within its niche, drawing more unique visitors than most of its competitors, says Compete.

Radio Q&A: Fees for carry-ons!

The leading broadcast travel journalist in the U.S. is Peter Greenberg, and I’ve been lucky enough to be a guest on his radio show about a half dozen times. Yesterday, we chatted about crazy airline fees.

It’s at the 11 minute 30 second mark of this podcast:

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Panel talk at ASJA

Michael Luongo, Jamie Ehrlich, ASJA, 2010, Frommers, travel

, and me.

I was on a Frommer’s panel on how to break into travel writing as part of the 2010 ASJA conference ( My co-panelists are all stars in the field: moderator Jennifer Margulis, Michael Luongo, and Jamie Ehrlich. Here’s the recording: ASJA2010 conference. (If you prefer to play the file on your computer’s media player –where you can fast-forward and rewind more easily, download the audio MP3 file by right clicking (ctrl +click for MAC) on the MP3 download button and select “save link as…” or “save target as…”” from the drop down menu.

Media hit: NBC Nightly News appearance

I was interviewed for a story on the mass flight cancellations due to the Icelandic volcano eruption.

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Media Hit: Hotels worth your tax rebate

I was on local Fox News stations talking about hotel bargains this week:

Blockbuster articles for

Getting your story featured in the marquee of Yahoo’s homepage is like having a TV commercial in the Super Bowl. It doesn’t get much more prominent. A story I invented and executed, “7 Ways to Annoy a Flight Attendant,” was one such hit.

There have been several others. Ask me for details.

Interviews with me in print

I’ve been quoted in several media outlets, representing Budget Travel. A sampling: