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 TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.