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travel interview with Mar Pages of Once in a Lifetime Journey

5 Minutes with Mar Pages

For McCool Travel’s 112th travel profile, I am happy to present Mar Pages of Once in a Lifetime Journey. Mar contributed one of the travel tips for my recent article, 11 Useful Travel Tips You Have Never Seen. In fact, her tip was a very popular one, a great way to use Instagram for trip planning and travel research. I wanted to […]


5 Minutes With Cathy Merrifield of RoarLoud

For McCool Travel’s 111th travel profile, I am happy to present Cathy Merrifield of RoarLoud. Although we have followed each other on social media channels, I met Cathy in person in June on the Fathom cruise. Cathy was recently ranked #4 on the Top 1000 Travel Bloggers list; I particularly know that since I was #5. Get out of my way! Cathy Merrifield’s bio: Cathy […]

Suze of Luxury Columnist, travel interview by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

5 Minutes With Suze of Luxury Columnist

For McCool Travel’s 110th travel profile, I am happy to present Suze of Luxury Columnist. Suze is a longtime Twitter friend and another UK luxury travel aficionado (like another recent interview subject, Claire from Luxury Travel Diary). Both use only their first names so I might’ve to adopt that strategy soon. What do you think? Luxury Columnist’s bio: Suze of Luxury Columnist Hometown… London—I never tire […]

interview with Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo by McCool travel

5 Minutes With Eric Stoen

For McCool Travel’s 109th travel profile, I am happy to present Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo. Eric Stoen takes absolutely drop dead gorgeous photographs. I met him at a travel conference last year and we were both part of the Yahoo Travel Explorers group (R.I.P.). Eric Stoen’s bio: Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo Hometown… Colorado Springs, Colorado Always in my luggage… Headphones, Amazon Kindle, Laptop […]

McCool Travel interview with Duke Stewart

5 Minutes With Duke Stewart Writes

For McCool Travel’s 109th travel profile, I am happy to present Duke Stewart of Duke Stewart Writes. I met Carl, I mean “Duke Stewart,” recently on a Fathom cruise. In fact, we walked most of a 5K together—try walking 45 laps around a cruise ship—where we chatted about baseball (he loves the New York Mets) and oodles of travel stuff. Duke Stewart‘s bio: Duke […]

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5 Minutes With Luxury Travel Diary

For McCool Travel’s 108th travel profile, I am happy to present Claire of Luxury Travel Diary. Claire‘s bio: Luxury Travel Diary Hometown… Luxury properties around the world! Always in my luggage… I never leave without lip balm for the flight, Louboutins for evenings out, flip flops for the beach, and Nintendo’s Mario & Luigi soft toys for my boy. It is […]

Sarah Dandashy, Ask a Concierge

5 Minutes With Sarah Dandashy, Ask a Concierge

For McCool Travel’s 107th travel profile, I am happy to present Sarah Dandashy of Ask a Concierge. I read once that universal ideal dream jobs are owning a restaurant and operating a B&B. For me, being a concierge has always been a desire. I love extracting information from concierges, finding the hidden gems in every city. So, Sarah Dandashy has been on my radar […]

Food Travelist in Ireland

5 Minutes With Food Travelist: Sue Reddel and Diana Laskaris

For McCool Travel’s 106th travel profile, I am happy to present Sue Reddel and Diana Laskaris of Food Travelist. Food and travel go together like McCool Travel and happy travel! Sue and Diana are professional food travel experts (I retain my amateur status) and they operate the super fun Twitter chat #FoodTravelChat at 8pm eastern US time every Wednesday. Food Travelist‘s bio: […]

Girl Gone Travel

5 Minutes With Carol Cain of Girl Gone Travel

For McCool Travel’s 105th travel profile, I am happy to present Carol Cain of Girl Gone Travel. Although I have followed Carol like fah-evah on social media, I did not meet her until this past October, at the TBEX conference in South Florida. Then our IRL paths crossed again last month when we were on the same Fathom cruise to Dominican […]

travel interview with Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel

5 Minutes With Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel

For McCool Travel’s 104th travel profile, I am happy to present Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel. Through some #DCTravelBlogger events (organized by Jessica van Dop DeJesus), I have listened to tales of Ashlee’s esoteric travels to Africa and other parts of the world. Besides, how can you not appreciate someone with a website called Will Drink for Travel? Ashlee Tuck‘s bio: […]