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.

The one-day pass: Life made easy for Metro riders

Springtime is “one-day pass time” in Washington, DC. The cherry blossoms are out in full bloom. The seasonal tours have officially begun. The Spring and Summer months can’t be a better time to visit the nation’s capital. Yes, it’s a great time to visit. Yes, it’s a great opportunity to go museum hopping around the …

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Hotel cancellations: Avoiding the red tape and runaround

There is nothing more exciting than getting ready for a vacation. Whether business or pleasure, it’s all good. The hotel has been booked. The train or plane tickets have been purchased. The countdown has begun. All of a sudden, unfavorable weather conditions begin threatening the trip. Whether  snow or a hurricane, it dampens the traveler’s …

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Amtrak Guest Rewards points

Amtrak Guest Rewards: Keeping ‘track’ of points

Everyone has traveled on Amtrak before. Amtrak provides service in forty-three states, with 21 major routes. Amtrak Guest Rewards is one of the finest passenger loyalty programs in the travel industry. It  allows avid Amtrak travelers to earn points for every trip and every dollar spent on ticket purchases. With the Amtrak Guest Rewards Mastercard, …

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Winter travel: Be prepared, be healthy, and stay warm!

Has anyone thought this winter would be this frigid? For more than a month, the temperatures in the northeastern United States have been dipping close to zero. The wind chill has made these near-zero temperatures feel five times colder. For those who are looking forward to traveling during these frigid winter months, there’s plenty to …

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Dear President Trump: End the airline baggage fee madness!

As we have already heard and read, the airlines have imposed new baggage fees. This time, it’s in regards to carry-on baggage. Flying is growing more and more impossible by the year. The airlines keep finding more ways to inconvenience passengers. No more hot meals in coach class, a fee to check in baggage at …

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St. Maarten/Martin: The driving forces behind a Caribbean jewel

Everyone has visited the Caribbean island of St. Maarten/Martin. It is the only island shared by two European countries. St. Maarten/Martin is shared by France and the Netherlands. Whether visited by airplane or cruise ship, St. Maarten/Martin welcomes visitors by the millions. The beaches, the shopping, the wide range of dining choices, and friendly locals …

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