Travel columnist Ed Perkins is a nationally recognized reporter and consumer advocate. His weekly columns focus on how travelers can find the best deals and avoid scams and misleading promotions.
Perkins recently retired as founding editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter, one of the country's most influential travel publications, known for its consumer-oriented research and reporting. From 1992 until 1997 he was the principal author of the annual "Best Travel Deals" books (Consumer Reports). He has also written for the London-based Business Traveler magazine.
Perkins' travel expertise has led to frequent television appearances, including spots on ABC's "Good Morning America," "This Week with David Brinkley," "The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather," CNN, and numerous local TV and radio stations.
Before Consumer Reports Travel Letter, Perkins spent 25 years in travel research and consulting with assignments ranging from national tourism development strategies to the design of computer-based tourism models.