David Kriso

David Kriso has been a travel writer since August 2011. He is a contributing writer for both of his hometown's newspapers, The Gazette, and The Observer. His articles focus on cruise and railroad travel. David is also published online at ProwsEdge.com, a cruise magazine based in Vancouver, Canada and at Amtrak's story site, Whistlestop.Amtrak.com. David also writes for the publication Examiner.com. On Examiner.com, he writes about cruise and rail travel. David is a long-time train traveler, avid cruiser, and a Disney traveler since age 4.

Bicycle Heaven: The ‘wheel’ deal in Pittsburgh

In the great Steel City of Pittsburgh, PA, there is much fun and excitement to be discovered. From Pirates baseball in the summer, to Steelers football in the fall, to Penguins hockey from the fall thru spring, it’s a sports fan’s dream. For those with heavy appetites, legendary Primanti Bros serves up its iconic sandwiches …

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Pittsburgh, PA: Where history, excitement, and steel flow together

There are dozens of cities in the northeastern United States that are visited by millions. There’s New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boston, and Newport, RI. Each and every one of these cities have their own special claims to fame. They range from nightlife, to cuisine, to historic points of interests, to famous lifestyles. There …

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Ports-of-call: The guests’ ten commandments

On any cruise vacation, there is nothing more exciting than stopping at all of the ports-of-call. There’s sunny Puerto Rico, majestic St. Maarten/Martin, romantic Barbados, and the ever so rejuvenating U.S. Virgin Islands. Wherever the ship ties up, ports-of-call offer plenty for all guests-a wide variety of activities from duty-free shopping, to shore excursions, to …

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Changing engines: Love and rail travel coupled together

Traveling by train is the most relaxing way to travel from one city to another. It sure beats driving, and sure beats bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highways. Taking the train relieves all of the stress, and allows any traveler the opportunity to appreciate the great scenery outside the window. From the point of departure, to …

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The cruise vacation cheat sheet

Winter time is cruising time. The outside temperatures have hit uncomfortable and painful all-time lows. With that in mind, everyone wishes they would be someplace far warmer. That’s very true. Whether it’s The Bahamas, the eastern or western Caribbean, or the Hawaiian islands, the warm weather cannot be a more appropriate surrounding. What better way …

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All board, the Amtrak packing cheat sheet!

Man, has this late January weather been brutal! Has anyone lighted their fireplaces, fire pits, or just wrapped up in an Afghan blanket and watched their favorite show? In due honesty, this is not weather to be sitting at home, watching the Patrios and Rams pull off such improbable victories on Sunday. This is the…