David G. Molyneaux
Editor of TheTravelMavens.com and its primary blogger, David Molyneaux is an award-winning writer, editor, and lecturer who has been guiding his legions of readers around the world for more than 25 years.
David writes for newspapers, their websites, and for other sites on the Internet, including CruiseCritic. He is a cruise columnist for the Miami Herald and the Dallas Morning News, and is a regular contributor to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
David is on Facebook, Twitter, AllThingsCruise, and other Internet travel and cruise sites. His Travel Maven blog focuses on cruises, new ships, and tales from ports around the world, as well as commentary on golf resorts, nature and cultural explorations, health and healing escapes (including spas), and family journeys of discovery and relaxation. He has visited 49 of 50 United States, and more than 80 countries on six continents.
David is president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Foundation, which oversees the distinguished annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.
He is a long-time member of the SATW Editors Council, made up of travel editors and representatives from major North American newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and the Internet. For more than 24 years, David was Travel Editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio.
Fran Golden does not live at sea, but some months she spends more days on a cruise ship than at home in Cleveland, Ohio.
Fran is the Experience Cruise expert blogger at USA Today. She is a contributing editor and the cruise blogger of Porthole Magazine. She is the co-author of Frommer's Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call. She writes travel articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites such as USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Porthole, Budget Travel, Virtuoso, the New York Daily News, and Miami Herald.
Fran and David Molyneaux are frequent radio guests, and can be heard on Armed Forces Radio, on a show hosted by Paul Lasley and Elizabath Harryman from their OnTravel.com studio in Los Angeles.
Fran is the author of two dozen travel books. She also has worked as travel editor at the Boston Herald and at AOL.com. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Her Tweets are on the cover and on all pages at TheTravelMavens.com, as well as the posts at TravelMavenBlog.com.
Dave G. Houser
Travel journalist Dave G. Houser is an award-winning photographer and writer who has traveled the world on assignment for newspapers, magazines and the Internet. Houser wins bronze as 2009 Travel Journalist of the Year.
You will find some of his articles and pictures at TheTravelMavens.com
Dave has traveled the globe since 1987 in search of magical and elusive tales and photographs. He has won a bounty of professional awards. His words and pictures have appeared in nearly every major publication devoted to travel, among them National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Conde Nast Traveler, and the Los Angeles Times.
Ethical standards for writers
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