Suzanne Carmel is a freelance travel writer based in Chicago. Her articles have appeared in The Columbus Dispatch, Home & Away, Elite magazine, Endless Vacation, Interval World, and others. She finds that traveling to faraway places is a welcome contrast to city life and looks forward to future exploration around the world.
Ali is a Contributing Writer for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She is a part-time Website Director of GLAMOUR UK, part-time freelance lifestyle and travel writer, living in north London. She has visited all 7 continents, is a keen scuba diver, and will judge a hotel based on its breakfast buffet.
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.
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 the Digital Editorial Manager 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.