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Wednesday, October 24, 2012


New York Times Travel Columnist Michelle Higgins

CHEAPER THRILLS--For those of us who like to sift through the Internet for travel bargains, you’ll appreciate the hard work of travel columnist [The Practical Traveler] Michelle Higgins of The New York Times Service.  Here’s her list of travel web sites she insists will perk your interest and maybe even save you money. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR—Michelle Higgins has been a reporter for the New York Times since May 2005.  Her weekly Practical Traveler column, which appears
Sundays in the Travel section and on the web, offers insider information on how to navigate the travel experience—from how to get a good seat on a plane to how to find a better hotel deal.  She also routinely writes features and consumer news for the Travel and Business sections.

Prior to joining the Times, Michelle worked at the Wall Street Journal covering travel, personal finance and automobiles, often contributing to the Cranky Consumer column.

Michelle has been featured on NBC’s Today show, CNN, CNBC’s Squawk Box and Power Lunch, the Travel Channel and NPR.  She also contributed regularly to CNBC’s On the Money.  She graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in English and Dance.  She has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center Out of Doors in New York City.

You can follow Michelle Higgins on Twitter.

Photo: Matthew Septimus

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