Omri is a contributing editor at Conde Nast Digital’s Jaunted, where he has been since 2009. His posts – listed here – focus on the politics and economics of the travel world, e.g. airport security, the Transportation Security Administration, the airline industry, travel technology, and social media and advertising in tourism. On particularly auspicious weeks he even manages to work in something about zoos or baby animals or both.
Omri began blogging about travel in 2006, contributing daily to Gawker Media’s Gridskipper. His posts first covered general travel topics, and then after about a year he shifted to writing exclusively about Los Angeles venues and events. He stayed at Gridskipper until the blog was sold in April 2008, publishing over 300 posts and articles. Those are archived here.
After leaving Gridskipper, and in addition to his posts at Jaunted, Omri did brief stints on the travel blogs HotelChatter and Vagabondish. His Vagabondish posts – which focused on niche tourism topics such as green travel, augmented reality technology, and offbeat news – are archived here. His HotelChatter posts, about hotels, live here.
Omri’s Vagabondish bio, written in late 2009, broadly runs down his travel and tourism interests:
Omri Ceren enjoys: solitary travel, magnificent ruins, ancient abodes, zoos, museums, urban photography, nature photography, plentiful wifi, vodka. He dislikes: people who talk on airplanes, people who are friendly in bars, people who strike up conversations at bus stops, people who stand too close in lines, people, people’s children.