We launched original travel content on MapQuest in June 2014. We cover itineraries and local tips for domestic destinations, vacation ideas, road trips, and newsy or buzzy stories that add a travel angle to a timely topic or pop culture conversation. I oversee the site’s destination-focused travel content and thematic story packages, such as a series of game day guides to all 30 major league ballparks as part of MapQuest’s partnership with MLB.com.
AOL Travel is dedicated to a wide range of travel content, from vacation deals and travel guides to feature stories, videos, and photos. I oversee the site’s features and editorial calendar, from concept development through production and publication. I also go on the road to cover travel and write and photograph stories for the site.
Gadling.com‘s blog covers interesting and relevant daily travel news and buzz. Until AOL sold Gadling to Skift in 2014, I assigned, edited, and programmed stories from daily contributors. I also wrote for the blog; you can see my stories here.
Peek.com helps travelers discover and book experiences and activities in the destinations they’re visiting. I worked with Peek to develop content guidelines and the site’s style guide, in addition to editing and writing activities and travel guides for the site.
Travora.com launched in October 2012 as a one-stop site for planning information, inspiration, trends, and news for travelers. As Senior Managing Editor, I worked on pre-launch content creation and strategy and then oversaw the site’s destination content once Travora was live. My duties included content strategy, creating and managing the editorial calendar, maintaining the site’s style guide, assigning stories to freelance writers, editing content, sourcing and editing photos, participating in social media outreach, and writing and publishing content in the CMS.
- Announcing Travora.com, the First News and Information Website Dedicated to Travelers | MarketWatch
- Travora Launches “The CNET of Travel” | AllThingsD.com
- Travora Launches Travel Information App for iPhone and iPad |Travel Pulse
I have been lead editor, co-editor, or contributing editor on the following guidebooks: