Carl Pettit

Carl Pettit

Carl Pettit is an editor and feature writer with experience covering arts and culture, entrepreneurship, gastronomy, media, politics, startups, technology and the translation and travel industries.

Most Recent Articles

10 Bonkers Hotel Jobs You’ve Never Heard Of

From baby butler (butlers for babies, not babies working as butlers) to mermaid trainer, hotels catering to the fanciful whims of world travelers offer up all kinds of surprising professions for people with the right skillsets, and for those who want to venture upon an unusual career path.

The Unbelievable True Story of the Would-Be King of the Canary Islands

From rugged hikes around volcanic craters on La Palma to kitesurfing, windsurfing or diving on Fuerteventura—or perhaps just lazing about on the beaches of Gran Canaria—these islands offer a diversity of recreational fun and Spanish culture. Yet the Canaries weren’t always in the hands of the mighty Spanish.