Ralph Grizzle

Ralph Grizzle

Editor, Avid Cruiser

Location
Asheville, North Carolina Area
Industry
Leisure, Travel & Tourism

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Ralph Grizzle's Overview

Current
  • Editor at Avid Cruiser
  • President at Avid Travel Media Inc.
Past
  • Roving Reporter at ASTA Agency Management Magazine
  • Managing Editor at Pace Communications
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Ralph Grizzle's Summary

I began my journalistic career at the age of 32, following the conclusion of my ’sabbatical decade.’ From 1980 through 1990, I bicycled across America, pedaled through Europe and island-hopped the South Pacific.

After backpacking through Bali, bussing through Java, hopping a boat to Singapore and crossing Malaysia to Thailand, I flew into Burma, tramped to Dhaka and endured a 32-hour train ride from calamitous Calcutta to bustling Bombay.

From there, I hopped a plane for Greece and traveled to Switzerland before returning home, where I settled, quite naturally, into a career of travel writing.

From 1996 to 2009, I contributed to HEMISPHERES, United Airlines’ award-winning inflight magazine. The North American Travel Journalism Association, awarded my article, Ship Shape, which appeared in the September 2005 issue of Hemispheres, in the category of ‘Best Cruise Writing.’

I make my home in Asheville, North Carolina and live part of the year near Copenhagen, Denmark.

When in Asheville, I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, lingering in coffee shops and frequent trips to the gorgeous Biltmore Estate. When in Scandinavia, I enjoy biking, lingering in coffee shops and trying to learn Scandinavian words.

My work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and numerous consumer magazines. I am the author of four books, including Remembering Charles Kuralt,’ a biography that Publisher’s Weekly called ‘a sweet and lovely homage, a welcome commemoration.' For a complete list of my books, visit http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001HD407S

Specialties

editor, publisher, award-winning writer

Ralph Grizzle's Experience

Editor

Avid Cruiser

April 1997Present (17 years 6 months)

Experiential reviews and stories about cruising to help consumers make informed cruise vacation decisions.

President

Avid Travel Media Inc.

January 1995Present (19 years 9 months)

A small publishing company focused primarily on providing travel insights and analysis.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AMZN; Internet industry

January 2009December 2009 (1 year)

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Scandinavia! http://www.amazon.com/Fodors-Essential-Scandinavia-1st-Cruises/dp/1400008832/

Fodor's Complete Guide to European Cruises, 1st Edition

Fodor's Publications

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AMZN; Internet industry

January 2008December 2008 (1 year)

Europe was the fastest-growing cruising region in the world in 2006, and more ships will cruise there in 2007 than ever before. But cruising in Europe isn't the same as cruising anywhere else in the world! This guide offers everything a traveler needs to know in order to plan the ideal European cruise.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AMZN; Internet industry

January 2008December 2008 (1 year)

More Americans than ever are taking cruises in Europe, the fastest-growing cruise region in the world. Fodor's European Ports of Call is filled with concise and practical overviews of over 70 major cruise ports throughout Europe, offering cruise passengers everything they need to know to make the most of their day ashore and enjoy unique shore excursions independently.

Roving Reporter

ASTA Agency Management Magazine

19901995 (5 years)

Reported on tourism trends, particularly international trends by visiting the destinations that we featured.

Managing Editor

Pace Communications

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

19901995 (5 years)

Ralph Grizzle's Projects

  • Avid Cruiser

    • January 1997 to Present
    Team Members: Ralph Grizzle

    Experiential reviews and stories about cruising to help consumers make informed cruise vacation decisions.

Ralph Grizzle's Skills & Expertise

  1. Award-winning writer
  2. Social Media Marketing
  3. Online Advertising
  4. Copywriting
  5. Public Relations
  6. Social Media
  7. Blogging
  8. Marketing Communications
  9. Marketing Strategy
  10. Media Relations
  11. Email Marketing
  12. Tourism
  13. Press Releases
  14. Social Networking
  15. Editing
  16. Publishing
  17. Travel Writing
  18. Online Marketing
  19. Newsletters
  20. Vacation
  21. Cruises
  22. Content Development
  23. Journalism
  24. Event Management
  25. Storytelling
  26. Creative Writing
  27. Web Content
  28. Digital Marketing
  29. Facebook
  30. Luxury Cruise
  31. Magazines
  32. WordPress
  33. Management
  34. Strategic Communications
  35. SEO
  36. E-commerce
  37. Marketing
  38. Proofreading
  39. Photography
  40. Publications
  41. Event Planning
  42. Internal Communications
  43. Corporate Communications
  44. Books
  45. Copy Editing
  46. Editorial
  47. Direct Marketing
  48. AP Style
  49. Web Content Management
  50. Publicity

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Ralph Grizzle's Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism

19881990

Ralph Grizzle's Additional Information

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Interests:

travel, cruising, destinations, bicycling, new technology

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Honors and Awards:

Cruise Writing, North America Travel Journalists Association

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