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Ask a Maui Expert: Meet Karen Codilla, Travelocity’s Maui Market Manager

Editor’s Note: Periodically, we’ll be featuring a Q&A with our resident destination experts at Travelocity, the Travelocity market managers. Market managers are locals to their destination and experts on everything and anything related to tourism in their markets. Please welcome them to The Window Seat.

Karen is one of two Travelocity market managers for Maui and been with Travelocity for two years. She enjoys traveling and everything about it – especially discovering new culinary creations (who doesn’t like food?). She’s been so inspired by the great food she’s enjoyed during her travels that she recently started her own herb and vegetable garden. Unfortunately, the Roaming Gnome keeps disappearing from her garden! Hopefully because he is as in love with Maui as Karen is and is finding his way to the island.


The Roaming Gnome Interviews Johnny Jet on The Window Seat

Editor’s Note: This holiday season, the Roaming Gnome will interview a few of his favorite travel writers about their holiday plans and travel tips. Please welcome them to The Window Seat.

John E. DiScala (a.k.a. Johnny Jet) travels around 150,000 miles and visits over 20 countries each year. JohnnyJet.com has been named “one of the top best money-saving web sites for travel” by Budget Travel Magazine, while the L.A. Times calls it “one of the top 10 essential travel resources on the internet.” Sign up today for Johnny Jet’s free weekly travel newsletter at JohnnyJet.com and follow him live on Twitter at @JohnnyJet.


Ask a Los Angeles Expert: Meet Ryan Ong, Travelocity’s Los Angeles Market Manager

Editor’s Note: Periodically, we’ll be featuring a Q&A with our resident destination experts at Travelocity, the Travelocity market managers. Market managers are locals to their destination and experts on everything and anything related to tourism in their markets. Please welcome them to The Window Seat.

Ryan Ong  is the Travelocity market manager for Los Angeles .  He has been with Travelocity for more than four years. He enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, traveling, and trying out new restaurants.  His favorite part of the job is experiencing different hotels!   Los Angeles is constantly reinventing itself with new hotels, renovated hotels, and trendy boutique hotels. 


TWS: If you had to pick just one thing that makes Los Angeles special, what is it and why?

The Roaming Gnome Interviews Christopher Elliott on The Window Seat

Editor’s Note: This holiday season, the Roaming Gnome will interview a few of his favorite travel writers about their holiday plans and travel tips. Please welcome them to The Window Seat.

Christopher Elliott (Elliott.org) is the reader advocate for National Geographic Traveler and the author of the upcoming book, “Scammed: How to Save Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles, and Shady Deals. You can follow him on Twitter at @Elliottdotorg.