Paul is the editor of Traveling Dad. His other jobs include writer in residence at Micato Safaris and family travel writer for Barclaycard Travel. He originated the weekly “Away Game” column for Fox News Travel and appeared weekly as an on-air commentator for FoxNews.com Live, which his eldest daughter was always quick to remind him was “Web TV and not real TV.” For almost 10 years Paul worked at Fodor’s Travel, where he was editorial director for U.S. guidebooks. He also updated the most recent edition of Fodor’s Around New York City with Kids. In 2010, he received a...Read More
After accompanying his travel writer dad to the Peruvian Amazon, Paul Eisenberg had his first trip report published at age 15 in Junior Scholastic magazine and has been a fan of family travel and journalism ever since. Some years later he went on to serve as editorial director at Fodor’s, where for nearly a decade he directed a guidebook program including U.S. and family travel titles. He has reported on travel for Barclaycard, Shermans Travel, and FoxNews.com, has written about parenting for Nick Jr. magazine and authored the sixth edition of Fodor’s Around New York City with Kids. In 2010 his article about medical tourism received a Lowell Thomas Award, the highest honor in travel journalism. Paul and his wife live in New York City with their three children.
This summer I jumped at an opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo, in part because I was invited to bring a child. Problem is I have three of them. After deciding my preschooler boy was not an ideal candidate I was faced with a Sophie’s Choice between his older sisters. The eldest, Libby, had been to the zoo when she was younger than three – one of my first mistakes as a traveling dad, because she would end up not remembering a thing. But technically Libby had gone before and plus, she already liked me. Not that my...Read More