Chris Owen is a travel writer from Orlando Florida charged with sharing frank, inside information about cruise vacations with travelers. A graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, Chris moved to Florida after successful careers in both the restaurant and newspaper business to focus singly on travel with a concentration on cruise vacations.
Certified a Master Cruise Counselor by the Cruise Lines International Association, Chris can be found via his popular cruise vacations column on Examiner.com, Gadling.com, and on his long-running cruise information website, LifeIsCruising.com. Recently ranked in Cruise Weekly’s Top 10 Cruising Tweeps on Twitter, Chris has an online social presence that has been noted for his “straightforward approach” to social media. Contributing regularly here, on Gadling, Examiner and Cruise@ddicts, Chris has been featured on FoxNews, LA Times, CruiseRadio, NorthJersey, The Seattle Times and The National Post among other publications.
Chris enjoys writing about travel and is open to sponsored trips where he will write, blog and tweet his way through your product with a keen eye for detail, consistency and whatever makes your product unique. As an active cruise travel agent with behind-the-scenes working knowledge of cruise vacations as well as a member of the press, reporting daily on current cruise industry topics, Chris brings a unique perspective not often found elsewhere.
Contact Chris@ChrisCruises.net for more information.
Lisa Rajala Owen is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas living in Orlando Florida. With an extensive cruise history that dates back more than a decade combined with an eye for detail, Lisa brings to the table a professional element not found on many blogs of this type.
Whitney Owen seems to have found her place in the world of photography with the Disney company, working her way up through park operations into a creative position, most recently as a member of the opening team on Disney’s new Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii. Growing up on cruise ships, she has a solid appreciation for the iconic images produced by guests aboard ships and has taught others at sea in an educational setting. Her motivational “How To Get The Most Out Of Your Camera” class has been well-received by scores of would-be photographers and added greatly to their enjoyment of the art.
Sydney Williams is a graduate of the University of South Florida’s School of Mass Communications with a degree in Journalism. Hired by a major public relations firm in the middle of a college internship, Sydney started her career in Chicago. After a fast track to Austin, Sydney got off the corporate train and started 3Ring Media, her digital/emerging media firm. An avid skydiver, Sydney also contributes to Blue Skies Magazine and is available to speak about any of the topics covered by her blog, Sydney:Unfiltered, namely social media, the transition from college to corporate, the transition from corporate to entrepreneur, agency life, skydiving, Gen-Y in the workplace, and, well, anything else that’s Unfiltered (and fun).