Carl Dombek

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Introduction TheTravelPro is a website about upmarket travel as experienced by a traveler with significant business and leisure travel experience.

I have high but realistic expectations for the service provided, particularly in upmarket or upscale settings. The articles you’ll read here reflect my first-person experiences, and occasionally those of others I trust and whose opinions I respect.

With more than 20 years spent as a working journalist including stints as a travel reporter for radio, TV, print and the web, I approach my subjects with a journalist's critical eye. Because I have also worked in the hospitality industry, I can often provide an insider’s perspective.

My articles are honest but even-handed. Before writing about a stay at a hotel, a meal at a restaurant or an experience at an attraction or a destination, I consider what transpired from a variety of angles. I will seek responses from the service providers when appropriate and incorporate their replies, do additional research to add depth, and take the time necessary to put any negatives into their proper perspective.

Favorite Movies Annie Hall, When Harry Met Sally, Broadcast News, Blazing Saddles, Midnight in Paris