Christopher Elliott / Travel & Leisure

National Geographic Traveler journalist Christopher Elliott has offered shrewd, straightforward travel advice in the Wall Street Journal, on MSNBC, ABC, and dozens of other trusted news sources. His unapologetic approach to reviewing and critiquing travel companies has shocked many media outlets, but continues to offer valuable help to the harried and frustrated traveler.

Over the course of his career, Elliott has become one of the leading proponents in protecting travelers from bad deals and questionable business procedures.

His show, "What You Get for the Money: Vacations" offers more money-saving tips every week, and he continues to appear as a travel expert on various radio and television programs.