Christopher Elliott

of National Geographic Traveler

Christopher Elliott serves as resident consumer advocate for National Geographic Traveler and writes the "Problem Solved" column for the magazine.

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How to Stay Connected (and Save Money) Abroad

In the days before cell phones, staying in touch while you were on the road was pretty straightforward. You found a landline, made a call, and paid your bill. But in the Information Age, it’s anything but easy. Here’s your guide to staying in touch (and saving money and frustration) on the road.

The Pros and Cons of Booking Cruise Line Tours

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Three Loopholes That Could Ruin Your Vacation

Your travel contracts are riddled with enough surprise clauses to ruin a vacation. Outwit the lawyers by studying these loopholes.

How to Avoid Airline Delays

‘National Geographic Traveler’ editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

How to Get the Best Exchange Rates in Europe

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

How to Conserve Phone Battery on the Road

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Can Flying Coach Get Any Worse?

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.

Do Americans Need a Visa to Visit China?

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Demystifying the TSA Checkpoint

With the possible exception of fares, no aspect of air travel is more misunderstood than the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. Christopher Elliott, Nat Geo Travel’s consumer advocacy guru and author of “How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler,” busts the most common myths.

Do Electric Cars Make Good Rentals?

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Book Smart: How to Win on Hotel Reservations

In his new National Geographic book, Traveler magazine editor at large Christopher Elliott outlines how to be the world’s smartest traveler. Here’s Elliott’s take on the myriad ways to reserve a room.

Is Travel Insurance Worth the Cost?

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.