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Aol sells Gadling to Skift

Gadling logo

Based on the emails I receive and this website’s search engine traffic, some visitors here are interested in the travel blog Gadling. (I edited it and contributed to it for a spell after joining Aol and MapQuest in October.)

Today, Aol announced it sold Gadling to Skift. Appropriately, you can get the details on Skift. Or Gadling.

And if you were emailing me via a Gadling account, best to use now. Thanks!

525 invoices sent, 525 invoices paid

Freelancers complaining about not getting paid seems to be a common theme on the Internet, or at least the Internet that I see. So I just wanted to share a little evidence to the contrary*—during my nine-plus years as a freelancer, I submitted 525 invoices. And effective this past weekend, all 525 were paid. And almost all of them in a timely manner. Thanks!

*Possibly relevant tidbit: My job during breaks in college was with a hospital, collecting on past-due accounts from insurers.

I have a new, full-time job. It’s travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest.

MapQuestDidn’t want to bury the lede there.

After nine years and a month of freelancing, this morning I accepted a permanent, full-time position as travel news/travel buzz editor at the AOL-owned MapQuest.

A heartfelt thank you to all of my freelance clients and colleagues over the last nine years! It’s been wonderful working with you. Also, both Eater Louisville and are hiring to replace me. Please get in touch if you’re interested in either position (highly recommend them both).

My new position with MapQuest is based at AOL’s offices in Dulles, Va., a Washington, DC suburb. According to MapQuest’s LinkedIn profile:

As a top 20 website, MapQuest helps more than 40 million people per month, providing tools for Internet and mobile users, developers, and businesses. Long known as a leader for maps and directions, the new MapQuest is all about the journey; helping you explore, discover and navigate your world.

Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work with AOL and MapQuest.

Photo: Courtesy MapQuest

Eater Louisville is a finalist for two Greater Louisville Journalism Awards

Society of Professional Journalists logoEater Louisville came in first, second, or third for two Greater Louisville Journalism Awards:

  • Best website
  • Best blog

The Louisville Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will announce exactly where Eater Louisville (and all the other contestants) placed at its annual awards program on June 27. Thanks to the SPJ as well as Eater Louisville’s readers, tipsters, colleagues at Eater, and all the folks involved in Louisville’s restaurant scene.

Photo: Courtesy SPJ

New gig alert: Eater Louisville editor

Eater Louisville launched today with me as the site’s editor. I’m excited to be covering Louisville’s food and drink scene in depth and be back with the Curbed Network, which I wrote for previously when I contributed to Gridskipper.

(Yes, I’m still editor-in-chief of and writing about travel too.)

For more details about Eater Louisville, check out this introductory post.

You can follow along—and contribute—by, Louisville Magazine are hiring ad execs, staff writer

Louisville Magazine and are looking for ad executives:

Louisville Magazine and its sister company are looking for accomplished account executives for new business development. If you are self motivated and have proven sales and communication skills, give us a shout! Print and online experience helpful. Position is commission based. Please submit cover letter and resume to

Also, Louisville Magazine is hiring a full-time staff writer. That’s right, a full-time editorial position:

Wanted: a staff writer. Qualifications: Talent and a great attitude. Duties: Write. Louisville Magazine is looking for somebody who’ll turn into a master at longform journalism, who thinks up story ideas 24/7 (never underestimate the story idea formed in deep sleep), who has a sense of humor, who is as adept at doing the quirky front-of-the-book pieces as the deeply reported profiles and issue stories that shine in the feature well. Must appreciate good editing and play well with others. It wouldn’t hurt if you’d like to have some fun, too — especially since working at a magazine is only the best job in the world. Oh, and did we mention talent and attitude? We’re big on the best of both. Salary will be commensurate with skill and experience. To respond, please send résumé and clips to Kane Webb at or at 137 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 101, Louisville, Ky., 40202-1438.

And, as always, is looking for writers. And interns.

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