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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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Azamara Club Cruises, one of the world’s smaller cruise lines that nonetheless sails around the world, now has a fleet of three upper premium ships. Continue reading
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Crystal River Cruises has built four of its own river ships that are warm, airy, and spacious with only 53 suites on vessels that could hold 90 cabins or more. Continue reading
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Luxury cruise lines are designing and building new ships to entice affluent vacationers away from high-end land resorts. Continue reading
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Remembering Carnival cruises in Europe, with occasional cultural clashes, naked Russians, buying beer by the bucket at the movies, caught by security with a kitchen knife Continue reading
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New Carnival Horizon is North America's first ship with smart elevators, a Guy Fieri barbecue joint and Dr. Seuss waterpark Continue reading
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New cruise excursions and active choices present amazing opportunities and planning challenges for cruise vacationers Continue reading
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Book early for excursions to see icebergs and bears, as many small group adventures sell out before the summer cruise season begins Continue reading
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In an age of boxy cruise ships that look like floating hotels, the sleek, 237-passenger Royal Clipper is a wonder. Continue reading
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Unlike the busy summer vacation season, Italy's Amalfi coast is quiet and residential in February, a perfect time to tent an apartment by the sea. Continue reading
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Captain, crew and calm passengers aboard 600-passenger luxury Seabourn Encore prepare for a pirate attack.in the Gulf of Aden Continue reading
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Lovers of travel stories, images, and broadcasts will find quality journalism among winners in the annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Continue reading
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Working out, dodging calories, stretching willpower cruising on Seabourn Encore with Thomas Keller's new restaurant Continue reading
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