Fran Wenograd Golden is a well-known cruise and travel writer, and Travel News Columnist for AOL Travel. Former travel editor of the Boston Herald, she also writes for numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, including the Miami Herald, TravelandLeisure.com, and Porthole, and has her own popular blog, www.getawaywithfran.com. She lives in Boston and is the proud parent of Erin and Eli.
Gene Sloan writes about cruising for USA TODAY and oversees USA TODAY’s online cruise site, The Cruise Log (cruises.usatoday.com). Sloan’s stories also are distributed by the Gannett News Service to more than 80 other U.S. newspapers. He has written about travel for more than 15 years and has spent more than 1,000 days on the road. Prior to writing about travel, Sloan covered the television industry for USA TODAY, and he also has served as an editor in the paper’s Life section.