Welcome to Prepare for CrossCheck, a site that will be my take on all things travel … and then some.
I’ve been a writer and staff editor covering various segments of the travel industry for 10 years, from leisure and family travel to the meeting and incentive markets to my most recent gig as founding editorial director for TravelMuse, an award-winning travel-planning site (that you should definitely check out if you haven’t already).
So what can you expect to find here? A mix of travel experiences, industry news and information, photo essays, interviews, and more. Basically, what I’ve been doing, but more personalized, combined with some non-travel coverage. One of the things I’ve missed the past few years as I’ve focused on editing other people’s work is having the time to write my own pieces. Or organize my photos. Or process my travel experiences because I’ve had to jump right into the next print production cycle or online issue. That will change.
I’m also going on the road for an extended trip, so there will be a series of posts from Asia in the next few months. My itinerary is still in draft form, but it’s looking like Xinjiang (China) and Myanmar, followed by Bali. Talk about contrasts!
In the meantime, thanks for visiting, and if you have any tips or recommendations for traveling to those destinations, would love to hear about them. Leave a comment, or e-mail me at dmairoldi (at) yahoo (dot) com.