TravelCon 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee
Jason will appear as a speaker at TravelCon 2022 in Memphis April 28–May 1, 2022. He’ll be moderating sessions, signing his books, and trying to contain his happiness following two years of stifled journeys.
On April 28, he’ll also be leading the travel writing workshop “It’s You Reader’s Trip: Writing Usefully.” The four-hour event draws on Jason’s two decades as a published travel writer and editor, and it’s designed to help travel writers focus their work to be more popular with readers (so they’ll keep coming back) and editors (so they’ll keep hiring you). It’s a $99 add-on to the main event, so make sure you’re registered.
Frommers.com wins Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism Website!
In his role as Editor-in-Chief of Frommers.com, Jason and his colleagues Pauline Frommer and Zac Thompson were awarded Silver in the Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas Awards. (October 2021)
Some recent appearances in national media
The Washington Post: “Everyone loves to hate resort fees. That’s especially true in a pandemic.” (Sept. 15, 2021; link)
Travel with Rick Steves, Program 652: “Gastro Obscura; Disney World Update; Memory Lane” (Sept. 25, 2021; link)
MarketWatch: “In its 50-year history, Walt Disney World has evolved from a $3.50-a-ticket amusement park to a ‘luxury-priced destination'” (Oct. 4, 2021; link)
HERE LIES AMERICA on 'Travel with Rick Steves'
Travel hero Rick Steves invited Jason to join the Independence Day broadcast of his radio show to discuss Here Lies America, which Rick called “fascinating.” They talked about how Gettysburg turned itself into a tourist trap, the tourists who watched Civil War battles from the sidelines, and why important historic sites like Wounded Knee are left untended and ignored.
Stories on Medium.com
Jason’s work appears on Medium.com under @ReadJasonCochran.
The Travel Show
For nearly five years over some 250 episodes, Jason co-hosted (with Pauline Frommer) the Travel Show, a live program on WABC in New York City. It lives on through its podcast, available on iTunes or OG Podcast Network.