About Chris Gray Faust

Chris Gray Faust

Chris Gray Faust is the former travel editor at USA TODAY, where she managed the nation's largest travel staff. A journalist for nearly two decades, Chris has worked as a reporter and editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the York (Pa.) Daily Record.

Chris currently lives in a 100-year-old rowhouse in Philadelphia's Italian Market, with two cats and her husband, photography enthusiast Don Faust. She maintains membership in the New Orleans Mardi Gras organization, Krewe of Muses. A graduate of Brown University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Chris has covered everything from politics to poverty to pollution, but her passions are food, travel and pop culture.

Latest Posts by Chris Gray Faust

Can geotourism go mainstream?

February 2, 2010 by  


“Geotourism” – defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place – has been a buzzword in the travel industry for several years now. It’s hard to know exactly what the term means, however, unless you see the companies that are putting such practices into action.

And that’s what National Geographic’s annual Geotourism Change Summit tries to accomplish. (more…)