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David G. Molyneaux
Traveling around the world from Lake Erie's south shore
David writes for newspapers and the Internet about his frequent travels, from cruise ships to golf resorts. He is cruise columnist for the Miami Herald and regular contributor to the Dallas Morning News and Cleveland Plain Dealer, as well as several community newspapers. He is editor of the web site, TheTravelMavens.com, home of travel journalists who review ships, travel vacation destinations. His blog, TravelMavenBlog.com, is also on Facebook and Twitter.
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Thanks Judith. We missed you at the SATW conference in Portland.
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Thanks Susan, I have followed your career since our days at Miami. I admire what you do at your city magazine.
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Thanks Tom, your help and wisdom at the SATW Foundation are greatly appreciated
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After 50 years and thousands of bylines from all over the world, David Glenn Molyneaux was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame during a ceremony of the Press Club of Cleveland. #PressClubCleve Continue reading
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Most small towns are not on the beaten tourist track. In Alaska, big ships get you to some communities. Small ships and ferries can get you to more, such as delightful Petersburg. Continue reading
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No frills cruising: Pitch a tent and roll out your sleeping bag or book a bunkbed on Alaska's Marine Highway Continue reading
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On the new Joie de Vivre, cruising the Seine out of Paris, you will know you are in France from your first step aboard, Continue reading
Viking Ocean ships are big enough that the ship will not roll all that much, no more so than the bigger ships. Still, if you tend to get seasick, it makes sense to bring some pills, as recommended by a travelers' clinic. Itineraries make a difference as well. Some parts of the world just like to rock and roll.
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Of all the war monuments and cemeteries dedicated to North Americans, the beaches and plots at Normandy are perhaps the most haunting, still, 73 years later Continue reading
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Star Pride and Viking Hild fit the requirements for adults seeking a cruise on a small, casual ship, with about 200 passengers Continue reading
David Molyneaux to receive Edith and Eric Friedheim Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Travel Literature Continue reading
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If you have only one or two days before or after a Hong Kong cruise, book a food tour in the Central City. Continue reading
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Passengers cruise, instead of snorkel, as Panorama II sails for Cienfuegos on Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic journey Continue reading
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Music students and residents of Nueva Gerona, Cuba, greet travelers on a Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic land/sea journey Continue reading
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Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic people-to-people tour visits Bay of Pigs and cruises to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage site Continue reading
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On a people-to-people tour, travelers meet Cubans from all walks of life who entertain and show off their homes, businesses and artistic creations, as arranged by Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Continue reading
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From Havana to Cienfuegos, Trinidad to Juventud, a Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic people-to-people tour explores land and the southwestern Cuba coast, incluiding the Bay of Pigs Continue reading
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Ovation of the Seas moves its homeport with the seasons to Tianjin (Beijing’s seaport), Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney. Gone is Johnny Rockets. Look for noodles. Continue reading
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Among my favorite discoveries during recent cruises: Teak-hauling elephants in Myanmar gaining a better life; a lush resort and a lasting souvenir in Bali; a delightful musical hotel in Budapest. Continue reading
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Oceania Cruise’s 684-passenger Sirena, fresh from a $50-million drydock makeover, is as good, if not better than it has ever been, comfortable and intimate. Continue reading
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Wine blending is a highlight on the 2,650-passenger Koningsdam, now cruising out of Fort Lauderdale. Holland America's first new ship in six years is a highly successful effort by the venerable cruise company to focus on dining, entertainment, and contemporary design. Continue reading
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National Geographic Traveler won eight awards, New York Times seven in the 2016 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Freelance writer Aaron Teasdale of Missoula, MT, is Travel Journalist of the Year. Continue reading
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Manila The Philippines is my first stop on a journey to Asia that will consume the next four weeks, most of it in China, including Hong Kong. Baked buns of BBQ pork and steamed dumplings in Manila, the Philippines (photo by David G. Molyneaux, TheTravelMavens.com) Battling jetlag, 12 hours ahead... Continue reading