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.

Disney’s lucky countdown: The top seven thrills, chills, and spills

When it comes to the summer season, there is no better destination than the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. It’s 2019, and there are new attractions due to be opening up in the Fall. At the Walt Disney World Resort, there are still those famous attractions that keep guests on their toes. There …

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Amtrak’s summer: Trains, fun, and sun in one.

It’s that time again. It’s summer! School is out! The swim wear, the sun tan lotion, the sunglasses, sun shelters, the iced tea, lemonade, and crisp cold beer are out again. When summer rolls around, it’s time to hit the road. Did someone say “road”? Summer time is also “train time”. There are a handful …

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All on board: Three simple words, no excuses

On any cruise vacation, there is nothing more exciting than visiting the ports-of-call. Whether visiting sunny Nassau, tranquil San Jan, PR, exotic Ocho Rios, Jamaica, or vibrant Cozumel, Mexico, there is so much to see, do, and experience. From shopping, to snorkeling, to visiting pristine beaches, it’s all waiting. However, there is one matter that …

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Long-distance thinking: An Amtrak rider’s overnight survival guide

Taking Amtrak to any United States destination is the ultimate traveling experience. As opposed to flying, traveling by train cannot be a more relaxing way to go anywhere. In fact, taking the train is the smarter way to go. Everyone has taken Amtrak one time or another. Some have traveled on Amtrak often. Boston, Washington, …

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Pittsburgh: A new lecture coming soon!

Pittsburgh is among the dozens of cities across the United States that are arguably considered as being the absolute finest. Cities brag about their history, their culture, the character of their people, their fine restaurants, and above all-their sports teams. Every city has something to brag about, one way or another. With an industrial history …

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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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