Christopher Elliott – Intelligent Travel

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.

Follow Christopher's story on Twitter @elliottdotorg, on Linked In, and on his personal website.

The Dish on Free Trip Scams

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.

Problem Solved: Yellow Fever Vaccines

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.

Problem Solved: Lost Passports

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.

Are Miles Rewards Programs Worth It?

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.

Are Airport Pre-Screening Programs Worth It?

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.

Pay Less to Phone Home

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.

The Dirt on Duty-Free

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.

Are Online Hotel Booking Sites a Scam?

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.

Should You Stay, or Should You Go?

Too often, your well-being on the road is an afterthought to trip planning–a hastily packed bottle of aspirin or an inattentive glance at your health insurance card to make sure you’re covered. It shouldn’t be. A lot can go wrong when you’re traveling. Fortunately, most of it is preventable. Here are quick tips to help you determine when to go full-steam ahead–and when to stay home.

To Tip or Not to Tip

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.

The Skinny on Travel Insurance

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.

Should ‘Lap Children’ Get Their Own Plane Seat?

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…

Reader Question: Can kids still travel on a parent’s lap for free?