Longtime New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan has taken a job as creative director at Condé Nast Traveler, as expected. The gig gives the newsman time for cushy "reflecting":

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People close to Kaplan said that being freed from a news-driven weekly paper would allow him more time to reflect on new ideas. Further, while Traveler has little in common with the Observer, Kaplan knows the title well, having worked there during the early Nineties under then-editor Tom Wallace, who is now editorial director of Condé Nast.