Welcome to the all-new Elliott — please fasten your seatbelts!

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I have some really exciting news today. I’m joining USA Today as a travel columnist.

I’ll be writing the weekly “On Travel” feature, which will expose readers to thought-provoking insights into the world of airlines, car rentals, cruises and hotels. Since its redesign last fall, USA Today has cultivated lead “voices” for every section, and “On Travel” will be its travel voice.

Here’s my debut column.

I’ll continue to serve as the reader advocate for National Geographic Traveler and pen separate columns for Tribune Media Services, the Washington Post and Mint.com — and, of course, you can find me every day right here on this site.

But there’s more.