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The Roaming Gnome Interviews Eileen Ogintz 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.

Eileen Ogintz is the author of the widely syndicated column TakingtheKids and is the creator of www.takingthekids.com as well as the author of seven family travel books. She is considered  the country’s leading family travel expert and is widely quoted on how families can travel smarter and happier.  You can also follow her on Twitter.

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.


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. 


 

 

All Aboard! Where’s the Roaming Gnome Going Next on Amtrak?

Ahoy there, chaps! Hmm, I believe “ahoy” might not be the right word for train travel. It’s your old pal the Travelocity Roaming Gnome, and I wanted to let you know that I’m choo-chooing my way around the country on Amtrak for the next few weeks.

Where am I going? Well, that’s all part of the fun! Every two days, I’ll post a clue about my next destination—along with a Polaroid of me looking very handsome—and it’ll be up to you to guess my next destination. Every time you do, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a smashing luxury travel pack, including a $1,500 Amtrak gift card and a $700 Apple gift card.

My only worry is that I might never want to get off the train. I’m having such a splendid time seeing the country from my seat. Do you think Amtrak has any openings for Gnome-sized conductors? I look very good in hats, we already know that.

Can a Gnome Attend a Royal Wedding? Of Course He Can!

Last week, I had the splendid job of jetting over to London for the Royal Wedding. Why? Well, I figured Kate  Middleton needed a “something blue.”

Ha! Get it? Because I wear a blue coat? Tell me I’m not the funniest gnome you’ve ever met.

I flew over on Virgin Atlantic, which is always a pleasure, and stayed in the rather smashing Kensington Hotel. Now, I stay in a lot of splendid hotels, as you can imagine, but this one really took the (wedding) cake.