Christopher Elliott, Travel Maven

by Don Lafferty on March 24, 2009

Christopher Elliott I’m looking for the hands down, best-in-show, online resources for travelers, and I can’t think of a better way to start the category than with this guy.

Christopher Elliott has been called one of the world’s leading travel experts.

His focus isn’t on the destination, or even the journey, but on the tools you need for a successful trip.

No other journalist has his depth of knowledge when it comes to offering practical travel advice, useful strategies and helpful tips.

Elliott is National Geographic Traveler magazine’s reader advocate and writes the nationally syndicated Travel Troubleshooter column, which appears in more than 50 U.S. newspapers and Web sites.

He also pens a popular weekly travel column on MSNBC.com.

Elliott is a prolific blogger, filing daily dispatches about consumer travel on his Web site and about general travel industry issues for Tripso.

Here’s Elliott’s complete biography and a rundown of his other media outlets.

You can also connect with him on Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace.

Do you have one or two or three go-to sites you absolutely always hit before a trip? Let us know.

– dl

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