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Charles McCool
Travel Rebel, McCool Travel
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Joined February 2015
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Hunter Mill, VA
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About me

Charles McCool works with destinations and brands to promote fun and unique travel experiences to highly engaged audiences. McCool Travel reaches active and passionate travelers throughout the world.

Achievements and Impact:

✈️ #1 on "5 Terrific Travel Bloggers You Should Follow on Flipboard"
✈️ #1 on Top 1000+ Travel Blogs (Rise Market Insight)
✈️ #2 Travel Brand in the World (Klout)
✈️ #6 on Top U.S. Travel Bloggers on Twitter (Cision)
✈️ Top 20 Boomer Travel Bloggers (TripAdvisor)
✈️ Florida expert (USA Today 10Best)
✈️ North Carolina expert (USA Today 10Best)
✈️ Virginia expert (USA Today 10Best)
✈️ Speaker at TBEX Ireland
✈️ Speaker at NY Trav Fest
✈️ Speaker at Baltimore Travel Show
✈️ Speaker at Dulles Travel Expo
✈️ Co-Founder #FunTravelChat
✈️ Frequent Twitter travel chat host
✈️ Author of "Winning the Airfare Game: Save Money and Stress on Every Flight"
✈️ called “World's Smartest Traveler” and “one of the most creative minds in the travel industry"
✈️ personally interviewed over 160 of the world's most traveled people and travel experts.

✈️✈️✈️ Travel brands I have worked with >>> Viking Cruises, Ritz-Carlton, Ireland Blue Book, Failte Ireland, Margaritaville, JUCY, CheapOair, OneTravel, Allianz, Expedia, Vantage, Santa Claus Holiday Village, Subaru, Mazda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Flipboard, TBEX, Roaming Man.

✈️✈️✈️ Destinations I have worked with >>> St. Kitts, Visit Donegal, Visit Florida, USVI (St. Croix), Costa Brava, Visit Rovaniemi (Finland), Visit Britain, Victoria British Columbia, Nepal, Experience Kissimmee, Tampa Bay, Lake Charles Louisiana, Paradise Coast (Naples Florida), Florida's Historic Coast (St. Augustine), Central Florida, Charlottesville, Napa California, Palm Springs, Daytona Beach, Annapolis, Gettysburg, Charlotte, Cabarrus County, Gulf Shores Alabama, Tualatin Valley Oregon, Amarillo, Lubbock, Richmond Virginia, Conejo Valley, Torrance California, York Pennsylvania, Roanoke, Shenandoah Valley, Laurel Highlands, Port Arthur and Beaumont Texas, Houma Louisiana, Pocono Mountains.

✈️✈️✈️ Travel brands I WANT TO WORK WITH >>> Four Seasons, Fairmont, Mandarin Oriental, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Windstar Cruises, Azamara, Carnival, Uniworld, UnCruise, Quark Expeditions, and YOUR BRAND (contact me!).

✈️✈️✈️ Destinations I WANT TO WORK WITH >>> Australia (Tasmania, Perth, Melbourne, Kimberly Coast, and more), South Africa, New Zealand, Maldives, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Patagonia, South Dakota, Alaska, Hawaii, Tahiti, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, and YOUR DESTINATION (contact me!).

Charles McCool shows travelers how to increase travel HAPPINESS and reduce stress on every trip. For over twenty years, I have analyzed trip planning methods and strategies, and, in turn, encourage and empower HAPPY TRAVELERS through social media, articles, book, classes, and talks.

My travels have covered all 50 states in the USA, several dozen countries, and five continents. In fact, I once traveled to four continents without paying a dime—read about it in 4 Continent Free Flight Adventure [ ]. Perhaps that contributed to me being covered as the World's Smartest Traveler [ ].

What is your favorite travel destination?

the next one

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Maldives, Antarctica, and Marianas Trench

What was your first travel job?

conducting how-to travel seminars

What do you want to learn more about?

hosting a TV show

Three words that describe why we should travel?

explore, experience, exhilarate


  • My "hack" (as you say, Ian, making #travel better and easier) right now is to skip flying when possible and drive instead. For the past two years, road trips have been about 90% of my travel. Compared to probably 10% the five years before that.