Joe Cortez Follow Twitter Courtesy of Joe Cortez Joe Cortez was TripSavvy's travel insurance and safety expert. An award winning journalist who has been featured on CNN and CBS, Joe has often said that he was born with a suitcase in his hands. Which couldn't be more true, as he spends his time traveling as much as budget will allow. Some of his most memorable trips include going to Germany as an exchange student in high school, his first trip to Niagara Falls, going behind the scenes with United Airlines at Star MegaDO 5, and his multiple trips abroad every year. For the past two years, Joe has worked for a travel insurance company, bringing his innate understanding of travel and situations travelers face to a new level. During his time, Joe helped to bring together better products for the consumer, as well as personally help travelers understand what travel insurance was, and how to decipher a policy.With a detailed understanding of both travel insurance issues, as well as safety issues, Joe is prepared to bring that level of expertise to About.com. When not traveling to every part of the world, Joe lays his head in Columbus, Ohio, where he can usually be found at the airport, or at the golf course around the corner. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.