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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. He has visited more than 125 countries, sailed on 150 ships,. He is a member of the Press Club of Cleveland's Journalism Hall of Fame.

David writes for newspapers and the Internet. CONTACT: [email protected]

David is editor of, a website for expert reviews, tips and news reports about travel gear, cruise ships, golf and beach resorts, spas, and other vacation destinations around the world.

In his blog, The Travel Maven, David writes about his frequent trips, from cruise ships to golf resorts, from nature and cultural explorations to health and healing escapes (including spas), and family journeys of discovery and relaxation. He has visited most of the United States and more than 80 countries on six continents.

David is vice president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Foundation, which operates the distinguished Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition that annually honors the best of travel journalism (

He is a member of the SATW Editors Council, who are 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, one of the top metropolitan newspapers in the United States.


The website name, Maven, comes from a Yiddish and Hebrew word. Malcolm Gladwell used it in his book, "The Tipping Point," to describe mavens as intense gatherers of information and impressions.

A maven has been defined as a person who is passionate about passing on knowledge to others.

That's the goal of the Travel Mavens.


Writers for are chosen for their ethical and professional standards as journalists who make their reports for travel consumers. While travel journalists are not required to pay a specified amount for their work travel, out of their own pockets, no writer may be paid by a sponsor to write for about a subject or a point of view.