Joe Erlich - Editor and manager at Away.com, a major travel website owned by Orbitz.Joe Erlich works out of Washington, DC, where he oversees the ongoing development of Away.com's online travel guides.
has zealously sold out to the business side of online publishing since joining Away in early 2007, a younger Erlich was a traveler and starving writer.After taking his
BA in history from the University of Virginia in 2000, he
spent two years teaching English, eating, drinking, waiting tables, boxing and sleeping in Taiwan and Bologna, Italy.He
then returned stateside to pursue a nobler career fostering international development - via the crafting of excel charts at the Inter-American Development Bank
- but switched to journalism (for the money) mid-way through his
Masters course in Economics and International Affairs.Joe worked for eight months in Saigon covering tourism and nightlife for Vietnam Investment Review in 2004-2005 before returning to Washington, DC to complete his Masters.
Since 2000, Joe
has lived and worked in Taiwan, Vietnam, Brussels, Bologna and Washington, DC.He
has written propaganda touting the US government's reconstruction "successes" in Iraq, banged out wires for Dow Jones
and, on occasion (twice), been published in the Wall Street Journal
favorite repast is lager.
...Joe Erlich: Joseph.Erlich@away.com