Member Directory

Carrie McLaren, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, is a former public-relations professional turned freelance writer and mom to two teenage girls. As a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, her work has appeared in travel guides, regional publications, and local newspapers. Follow Carrie’s adventures on Twitter at @CarrieMcLaren and at http://www.CarrieOnTravel.com.

Colleen Devaney is a contributing writer for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Film & Television from The University of Arizona. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling the world and playing with her dogs, Bailey, Rocky & Lady.

Bernard “Klute” Schober is a shark-diver and conservationist who has traveled the far-flung seas of the world, from the Laccadive to the Caribbean, to document his toothy friends, and is an award-winning voice on poetry slam’s national stages.

Toby Saltzman has followed her heart to pursue her passions for culture, art, history, and nature as a travel writer. Winner of many awards — including two Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards — Toby seeks out the joy of a place and the soul of the local people, whether trekking through Patagonia, touring vineyards in New Zealand, visiting hilltop villages in Europe, cruising to far flung pockets of the world, or embracing the beauty of her home country, Canada.

Robin Goldsmith is a British food and drink writer, and a judge in several prestigious UK food and drink competitions. His specialties are beer, wine, spirits, and the low/no-alcohol sector. He’s particularly interested in food and drink pairings and global gastronomic culture. His website is thewritetaste.co.uk and you can find him on social media @robthefoodie (Twitter and Instagram) and WriteTaste (Facebook).

Julie Rosner is a contributing writer for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Syracuse University. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, baking, and playing with her Siberian Husky named Ellie.

Mikkel Woodruff co-owns Sometimes Sailing and Sometimes Home travel websites with her husband, Dan, focusing on small format cruises and couples travel, respectively. They call the east coast of the United States home and travel domestically and internationally, motivating people to seek new experiences and explore new places through inspirational content.