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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Freelance travel/food&wine/arts writer, author 12+ guidebooks, cookbooks, various magazines, currently Editor Caribbean Living and the upcoming glossy print/digitial quarterly Swanky Retreats (debuting Spring 2016), contributing travel writer fodors.com and jetsetter.com, features columnist AOL Travel, et al
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Caribbean, Las Vegas, wine regions, Spain, France, ski resorts, NYC
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
anything and everything
Other travel / language expertise?
write often on gastronomy and culture (from visual arts to theater to architecture)

BIO

Mr. Simon attended Manhattan's prestigious Trinity School and Princeton University, intending to pursue a career in film & theater. He has worked in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry, as a child actor in commercials, off Broadway director, story editor (for Lewis Allen Productions), and producer of the International Ski Film & Video Festival (1986--96) held annually in Colorado.

He defected to the world of journalism to help launch the American edition of TAXI magazine and remained as contributing editor, specializing in travel, food & wine and the arts. In the following decade, he participated in the launches of Hamptons International (travel editor) and Vermont Vacations (food/wine editor), as well as the re-launch of Miller Publications' Mountain Sports & Living fka Snow Country (food & wine editor). He also served as an original contributing editor of the Shermans Travel print magazine, news editor for International Meetings & Incentives--Caribbean (2006--2008), food/wine editor of Ski Impact (1991--95) and wine editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles (1997--2001), Second Home (1998--2001) and Hamptons (2000). Under the pseudonym of J. Scott Stanton, he penned astrology columns for Hamptons, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Out Traveler and St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles. He oversaw creation and development of Wine Country International magazine (2003--4), serving as founding Editor-in-Chief of Wine Country Network. Current positions include associate editor/features writer for Caribbean Escapes, contributing travel editor for Nikki Style, lifestyle editor for Caribbean Living magazine, features writer for AOL Travel, contributor Jetsetter.com, blogger Restaurant magazine's World's 50 Best website and New York Wine Salon (starting 12/10), and fantasy-sports columnist for Fantasygameday.net.

Mr. Simon has contributed regularly to Diversion, Art & Antiques, Aboutwines.com, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, USAir Magazine, Caribbean Travel & Life, Modern Bride, Family Travel Times, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Medical Economics, ShermansTravel.com, Out Traveler, Physicians Travel & Meeting Guide, Fodors.com, and Interval Intl.

He has written on various topics for Cooking Light, Wine Enthusiast, Condé Nast Traveler, Sotheby's Domain, Town & Country, N.Y. Times Syndicate, Elle, Travel+Leisure, Los Angeles magazine, Market Watch, Beverage Media, Backstage, American Way, Food Arts, AmEx Lifestyle & Travel for Physicians, TravelAge, Travel Agent, Fine Dining, Travel Smart, Cedar Living, Palm Beach magazine, et al.

He is the (original) author of Frommer's Irreverent Las Vegas, Frommer's Portable St. Maarten/St. Martin (with Anguilla & St. Barts), Fodor's Colorado, Fodor's Branson: The Official Travel & Souvenir Guide, the Gousha/USA Today Ski Atlas, Frommer's Irreverent U.S. Virgin Islands, and Frommer's Madrid & Barcelona By Night. He also co-authored, with Mo and Jennifer Siegel, The Celestial Seasonings Cookbook: Cooking with Tea (Park Lane); Astronumerology: Your Key to Empowerment Using Stars & Numbers (with Pam Bell; Avon Books)' and Edge Atlanta (with Jeff Clark; Longstreet Press). He has acted as co-editor and/or contributor to numerous books, including Frommer's Miami By Night, Las Vegas By Night, and Irreverent Manhattan guides; Fodor's Caribbean, Bed & Breakfast, USA, Sports, Hungary, and Virgin Islands guides; the Ocean Spray Cookbook; the Complete N.Y. Mets Fans Almanac; and the Gousha/USA Today Golf Atlas. His latest book, Fodor's In Focus Cayman Islands, debuted August 2008.

Mr. Simon has served as a featured panelist on several major writing seminars, such as the bi-annual American Society of Journalists and Authors convention; an online expert (Fodors.com, msnbc.com, et al); a corporate wine tasting leader (for restaurant groups such as Toscorp and alumni associations such as Boston Latin School and Trinity School); a wine list consultant for leading resorts (The Hermitage on Nevis, Ottley's on St. Kitts); and as a judge for numerous food and wine competitions (San Francisco International Wine Competition; Restaurant Magazine S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants; Quady Dessert Wine/Food Pairing; Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition; Connoisseur Classic Southwest Wine Festival, et al.)

Jordan Simon's Blog

Your January Travel Horoscope: The Astrology Trip Planner

Just as astrology can identify, say, business and romantic opportunities or challenges, those celestial bodies slinking about the stars can help pinpoint optimal times and places for travel. And since destinations have their own astro-charts, which interact with yours, astrology can even serve as a kind of spiritual travel agent. It can tell you, for example, about places likely to be harmonious or challenging matches for your temperament, personality, and current… Continue

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Your December Travel Horoscope: The Astrology Trip Planner

Just as astrology can identify, say, business and romantic opportunities or challenges, those celestial bodies slinking about the stars can help pinpoint optimal times and places for travel. And since destinations have their own astro-charts, which interact with yours, astrology can even serve as a kind of spiritual travel agent. It can tell you, for example, about places likely to be harmonious or challenging matches for your temperament, personality, and…

Continue

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 4:57pm — 6 Comments

Your Travel Horoscope: The Astrology Trip Planner

Just as astrology can identify, say, business and romantic opportunities or challenges, those celestial bodies slinking about the stars can help pinpoint optimal times and places for travel. Also, destinations have their own astro-charts, which interact with yours -- meaning astrology can serve as a kind of spiritual travel agent. It can tell you, for example, about places likely to be good or not-so-good matches for your temperament, personality, and current… Continue

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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At 4:38am on December 28, 2011, Steven Jones said…

Collate flight prices with http://www.flightandroom.com/ and avail discounted deals on this New Year vacations..

At 2:33pm on March 11, 2011, Adrienne Sasson said…

Hello Jordan,

I look forward to learning more about your and your travel interests.

Have a great weekend!

Adrienne

At 9:33am on September 23, 2009, Caitlin Murphy said…
WOW - You've got a lot of fun trips planed this month and next. Hope all is going well.

~Caitlin
At 8:52pm on August 12, 2009, Chelle Koster Walton said…
Jordan. You're name is ringing a bell that's not getting through to my brain. Sorry. I know we've met. Was it Aruba? It's bugging the sh** out of me. I remember your wine expertise and something about numeric astrology.... Shouldna had that third glass of wine at dinner tonight.
At 6:51pm on August 12, 2009, Lorry Heverly said…
Jordan, send me your email so we can discuss in private. I'm at lorry2tvl@aol.com
Thanks,
Lorry
At 5:47pm on August 12, 2009, Nina Zapala said…
Wow, really nice to make your acquaintance via go-lo. Hopefully we can work together in the future. I'm in the BVI's right now at Peter Island Resort & Spa its really wonderful. Just got back from snorkeling saw two Barracuda's and an octapuss. How fun was that.
 
 
 

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