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 Rudy Maxa Biography

Maxa is host and executive producer of 95 television episodes on the world’s great destinations that air on public television stations nationwide. His television episodes also air in 121 countries in 22 different languages on Travel Channel International. You may view episodes on Create Travel.

Maxa’s latest edition to his Rudy Maxa’s World series is four episodes on Japan – showcasing the country as viewers have never seen it…

In his Rudy Maxa’s World: Taste of Japan series, debuting nationwide in 2017, Maxa is joined by his friend Washington, DC, restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa, co-hosting four new episodes; a one-hour special that highlights three distinct regions of Japan by focusing on its food and the people who work the fields and waters, plus three individual :30-minute episodes on Tokyo, Hokkaido, and Kyushu.

Maxa is a fascinating and informative speaker on the subject of travel today and speaks extensively around the world.

He is well known as public radio’s “Savvy Traveler” and an award-winning contributing editor with National Geographic Traveler magazine. He is a contributing editor to Delta’s SKY magazine and Artful Living, the Twin Cities’ lifestyle magazine. The voice of National Geographic Traveler’s “Walks of a Lifetime” podcasts, he also hosts America’s most widely-syndicated travel radio show, Rudy Maxa’s World with The Careys, which airs on 230+ mostly news/talk stations in North America and via its own TuneIn.com channel 24/7/365.

As a writer for Traveler, Maxa’s articles have earned him two Lowell Thomas Bronze Awards for Excellence in Travel Writing from the Society of American Travel Writers. He has contributed travel articles to GQ, Worth, Forbes, Modern Maturity, USAToday, the Washington Post, Town & Country Travel, the Los Angeles Times, as well as USAToday.com, MSNBC.com and ABC.com. He’s a frequent guest on national television networks and shows, including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and The View. And he speaks frequently to both public and industry groups.

After 13 years as a Washington Post investigative reporter and personalities columnist, Maxa worked nine years as a senior writer with the city magazine, Washingtonian, before becoming Washington bureau chief of SPY magazine for two years.

Political scandal reportage by Maxa was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the Post, and he has written two non-fiction books. He wrote for the ABC-TV dramatic series Capitol News and for several years hosted a Saturday-morning, public affairs talk show on WRC-AM, the NBC owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, DC.

Episodes of the Rudy Maxa’s World television series have garnered dozens of awards, including five regional Emmy Awards. He was named “best regular columnist” by the Florida Magazine Association for his writings in Ocean Drive. And as a Post reporter, he won the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism for a series of stories unmasking an international Ponzi scheme. His alma mater, Ohio University, gave Maxa the L.J. Hortin “Distinguished Alumnus Award” in 2002.

Maxa lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the father of a grown son and daughter, and is a doting grandfather.

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Rudy Maxa's Smart Travels in Europe II

Rudy Maxa's Smart Travels in Europe II

Rudy Maxa's Smart Travels in Europe

Rudy Maxa's Smart Travels in Europe

Access San Francisco (7th ed)

Access San Francisco (7th ed)

Access Los Angeles

Access Los Angeles

Speaking Topics
  • The Ten Most Common Mistakes Travelers Make

  • What Hotel Guests Hate, What They Love & - How To Get Them to Return

  • Confessions of a Travel Junkie

  • Tales of a Travel Journalist

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    Booking fees for Rudy Maxa, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rudy Maxa, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rudy Maxa?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rudy Maxa for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rudy Maxa for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rudy Maxa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rudy Maxa or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Rudy Maxa

Consumer Travel Writer & Expert

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Rudy Maxa Biography

Maxa is host and executive producer of 95 television episodes on the world’s great destinations that air on public television stations nationwide. His television episodes also air in 121 countries in 22 different languages on Travel Channel International. You may view episodes on Create Travel.

Maxa’s latest edition to his Rudy Maxa’s World series is four episodes on Japan – showcasing the country as viewers have never seen it…

In his Rudy Maxa’s World: Taste of Japan series, debuting nationwide in 2017, Maxa is joined by his friend Washington, DC, restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa, co-hosting four new episodes; a one-hour special that highlights three distinct regions of Japan by focusing on its food and the people who work the fields and waters, plus three individual :30-minute episodes on Tokyo, Hokkaido, and Kyushu.

Maxa is a fascinating and informative speaker on the subject of travel today and speaks extensively around the world.

He is well known as public radio’s “Savvy Traveler” and an award-winning contributing editor with National Geographic Traveler magazine. He is a contributing editor to Delta’s SKY magazine and Artful Living, the Twin Cities’ lifestyle magazine. The voice of National Geographic Traveler’s “Walks of a Lifetime” podcasts, he also hosts America’s most widely-syndicated travel radio show, Rudy Maxa’s World with The Careys, which airs on 230+ mostly news/talk stations in North America and via its own TuneIn.com channel 24/7/365.

As a writer for Traveler, Maxa’s articles have earned him two Lowell Thomas Bronze Awards for Excellence in Travel Writing from the Society of American Travel Writers. He has contributed travel articles to GQ, Worth, Forbes, Modern Maturity, USAToday, the Washington Post, Town & Country Travel, the Los Angeles Times, as well as USAToday.com, MSNBC.com and ABC.com. He’s a frequent guest on national television networks and shows, including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and The View. And he speaks frequently to both public and industry groups.

After 13 years as a Washington Post investigative reporter and personalities columnist, Maxa worked nine years as a senior writer with the city magazine, Washingtonian, before becoming Washington bureau chief of SPY magazine for two years.

Political scandal reportage by Maxa was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the Post, and he has written two non-fiction books. He wrote for the ABC-TV dramatic series Capitol News and for several years hosted a Saturday-morning, public affairs talk show on WRC-AM, the NBC owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, DC.

Episodes of the Rudy Maxa’s World television series have garnered dozens of awards, including five regional Emmy Awards. He was named “best regular columnist” by the Florida Magazine Association for his writings in Ocean Drive. And as a Post reporter, he won the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism for a series of stories unmasking an international Ponzi scheme. His alma mater, Ohio University, gave Maxa the L.J. Hortin “Distinguished Alumnus Award” in 2002.

Maxa lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the father of a grown son and daughter, and is a doting grandfather.

Rudy Maxa Videos

  • Rudy Maxa's World: Japan - Kyoto - YouTube
  • Rudy Maxa: Taste of Japan | preview - YouTube
  • HD TRAVEL: Queensland - SmartTravels with Rudy Maxa - YouTube

Rudy Maxa Books

Rudy Maxa Speaking Topics

  • The Ten Most Common Mistakes Travelers Make

  • What Hotel Guests Hate, What They Love & - How To Get Them to Return

  • Confessions of a Travel Junkie

  • Tales of a Travel Journalist

FAQs on booking Rudy Maxa

  • How to book Rudy Maxa?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rudy Maxa for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rudy Maxa, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rudy Maxa or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rudy Maxa?

    Booking fees for Rudy Maxa, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rudy Maxa, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rudy Maxa?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rudy Maxa for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rudy Maxa for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rudy Maxa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rudy Maxa or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rudy Maxa is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rudy Maxa for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rudy Maxa generally travels from Saint Paul, MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Calvin Trillin, Bob Costas, John Tesh, Mike Leonard and Mike Greenberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rudy Maxa for an upcoming event.

Rudy Maxa Speaker Videos

  • Rudy Maxa's World: Japan - Kyoto - YouTube
    Rudy Maxa: Taste of Japan | preview - YouTube
  • HD TRAVEL: Queensland - SmartTravels with Rudy Maxa - YouTube
    HD TRAVEL: Salzburg & the Lakes District - SmartTravels with Rudy ...
  • HD TRAVEL: Rome - SmartTravels with Rudy Maxa (trailer) - YouTube

Rudy Maxa Speaking Topics

  • The Ten Most Common Mistakes Travelers Make

  • What Hotel Guests Hate, What They Love & - How To Get Them to Return

  • Confessions of a Travel Junkie

  • Tales of a Travel Journalist

Rudy Maxa News

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