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My name is Reid Bramblett, and I am a travel expert.

Reid BramblettI have more than a decade of experience in most forms of travel media and on both sides of the editorial desk. I have written ten guidebooks and hundreds of travel articles, consulted for government tourist offices and families planning vacations. I have appeared on shows on the Travel Channel and lectured at the Smithsonian in Washington, shared travel tips over the airwaves on CNN, FoxNews, New York City's WABC, and local NPR stations, and I have edited travel guidebooks, magazines, and Websites (in addition to this one).

Though I have written and consulted about travel to dozens of countries on all seven continents, I do have three particular areas of expertise: Trip planning, especially as pertains to Europe; Italy, where I have lived on and off since the age of 11; and budget travel, deal finding, and better travel through frugality.

Here is how you can contact me.

WRITING SERVICES

I am a pen for hire, the author of ten travel guidebooks, which I have collectively shepherded and updated through 22 editions, and I have contributed chapters and sections to more than two dozen other travel guides.

I have written articles for Newsweek, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, Modern Bride, AOL Travel, TravelandLeisure.com, Yahoo.com, Spirit (Southwest Airline's in-flight), and Condé Nast's epicurious.com. I am a Contributing Editor at Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, and I write the occasional adventure column "The Intrepid Traveler." I also did a one-year stint as daily travel reporter for MSNBC.com, where I turned out some 600 travel stories.

To hire this pen, contact: reid [at] reidsguides.com

EDITING SERVICES

I have served as a staff editor at a noted guidebook publisher (Simon & Schuster/Frommer's), a top travel magazine (Budget Travel), and the Internet's leading news site (MSNBC.com).

As a freelance editor, I have worked with Condé Nast's Concierge.com, Wiley & Sons, and the Flyguides.

Contact me about freelance editing: reid [at] reidsguides.com

TRIP CONSULTING FOR TRAVELERS

I’ve helped travelers plan trips to Europe, including vacations in Ireland, Holland, Greece, and Italy. I am not a travel agent, so I do not book tickets or reserve hotel rooms, but for European trips I do help people: (a) save as much money as possible on their vacation without sacrificing quality; and (b) flesh out an itinerary, from where to visit to which hotels and restaurants will give the most bang for the budget.

I can also give you background information, insider's tips, and little-known secrets about destinations across Europe. These services don’t come free (unless you corner me at a cocktail party or something). Please contact me for my hourly fees.

Many clients have reported that my advice helped save them hundreds of dollars just in booking the big-ticket items like airfare and rental cars before they left, and they went on to save even more on the trip itself, so it'll be worth it.

Contact me online at the address below, and if I can help you, I will send further instructions. If I cannot help, I will try to point you in the direction of a colleague who is better equipped for your travel needs.

Hire this travel consultant: reid [at] reidsguides.com

CORPORATE CONSULTING

I have consulted on itineraries for Tapestry Tours, written copy for the German National Tourism Board, and helped a U.S.-based rep in the Italian National Tourism Office plan her own first-time fam trip to Sicily. Did the same for Arthur Frommer himself (you can even use the same 10-day Sicily itinerary I drew up for him).

I also give highly entertaining talks on everything from the finer points of the Fine Art of Packing Light (note: jokes involving my own underwear may appear during the course of this talk), to slide lectures on the glories and untold tales of Italy, to a 16-week course on European history and art history for a group of teenage boys (one of the roughest audiences there is, especially for a subject that sounds suspiciously like something from school).

Contact me at the address below with an outline or your organization's need, and if I can help I will send you a quote; if not, as with private individuals, I will put you on the scent of a colleague whose expertise might be more appropriate for your needs.

Hire this travel consultant: reid [at] reidsguides.com

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This article was written by Reid Bramblett and was last updated in December 2010. All information was accurate at the time.

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