Fodor’s Launches Travel Tastemaker Series Celebrating Notable Chefs, Hoteliers, Artists and Writers Who Inspire Travel

Leading travel intelligence resource expands online content with influencer interviews, candid commentary and eye-opening tricks of the trade

NEW YORK, NY (April 9, 2013) – Fodor’s Travel announces the launch of Fodor’s Travel Tastemakers, the innovative blog series recognizing today’s hottest influencers who go on the record to share their passions, inspirations and outlook on all things travel. The series continues following the tremendous success of its pilot phase, which boasts a carefully crafted list of trendsetters and globetrotters. The new series lives online exclusively at

Each installment delves into the subject’s unique work and creative vision while appealing to the modish traveler, uncovering priceless anecdotes and tips from their experiences around world. Past Travel Tastemakers include award-winning chef and television personality Marcus Samuelsson, Ace Hotels founder Alex Calderwood, legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and blogger and author of Edible Selby Todd Selby. Constantly searching for new and inspiring adventures, they share their stories exclusively with Fodor’s, offering advice on everything from hidden gem destinations and how to pack, to undiscovered restaurants. Past entries include:

• Marcus Samuelsson’s first-timers’ guide to Sweden
• Alex Calderwood’s hotel must-haves
• Francis Ford Coppola’s favorite wineries
• Todd Selby’s best food discoveries around the world

Joining the list, which includes a mix of cultural personalities from the worlds of food, fashion, art, design and entertainment, are recent Travel Tastemakers Daniel Humm and Will Guidara of The NoMad Hotel, Soho House West Hollywood’s Shelley Armistead, and photographer Nigel Barker. “These Tastemakers embody Fodor’s sense of style and sophisticated adventure,” said Arabella Bowen, Executive Editorial Director of Fodor’s Travel. “We understand that travel intelligence is much more than a destination or hotel recommendation – it encompasses an entire lifestyle.”

Constantly evolving its travel-related content, Fodor’s has also launched an award-winning Travel Tech column that showcases the latest on-the-go gadgets, and “What to Pack,” a guide to stylish items you can’t leave home without. The “Fodor’s Approved” series highlights products tested and recommended by the editorial team, from carry-ons to beach bags and beauty products, and “Ask a Fodor’s Expert” gives readers a chance to ask their own questions about travel.

In addition, Fodor’s continues to expand its City Guides app with expertly vetted recommendations to parallel their popular guidebooks. The Fodor’s blog series, City Guides app and Travel Tastemaker series are all part of an ongoing commitment to provide travelers with current, easily accessible, expert information across print, digital and mobile communication platforms.

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