Also editor of European River Currents, and its man on the ground in Europe, Ralph started his journalistic career at the age of 32 following the conclusion of his "sabbatical decade." From 1980 through 1990, he bicycled across America, pedaled through Europe, and island hopped the South Pacific. Upon returning home, he settled, quite naturally, into a career of travel writing. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and numerous consumer magazines. The North American Travel Journalism Association awarded his article "Ship Shape," which appeared in Hemispheres, tops in the category of "Best Cruise Writing." Ralph operates the popular websites Avid Cruiser and River Cruise Advisor
In addition to being the editor of European River Currents, Mike is also the editor-in-chief of Cruise Week, published since June '95. Its readers include most of the top cruise sellers in the industry, industry analysts, and cruise line executives and employees. Mike has covered travel trade issues for more than 25 years. Before European River Currents and Cruise Week, he was the editor of ASTA Agency Management for seven years and is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Driscoll also studied writing at Trinity College, Oxford, England.
Bill is the associate editor of European River currents. Fortunate enough to have gone on fifteen cruises by the time he was ten years old, Bill has been a lifelong observer of the cruise industry and enjoys learning about it to this day. He recently graduated from Stanford University with a degree in computer science and now contributes articles and handles weekly copy editing and management of European River Currents' online presence. When not working on European River Currents, Bill writes for various other online magazines and blogs. He lives in Los Angeles.