Fredrick Kunkle runs the Tripping blog, writing about the experience of travel. He has also covered politics, courts, police, and local government in Maryland and Virginia. Kunkle has worked for Reuters, Dow Jones, the Bergen Record and the Newark Star-Ledger as a general assignment reporter and a beat reporter covering aging, business, police, courts, local government and politics. He is a Yale University graduate and the recipient of a Fulbright. He is co-chair of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild's bargaining unit at The Washington Post.