Candyce Stapen, Ph.D.,
Syndicated Travel Columnist, Contributor, Cruise Expert

Candyce Stapen is an award-winning travel journalist and syndicated travel columnist, editor and digital travel specialist. She produced USA TODAY digital travel sites, has written more than 3,500 articles and authored 30 travel books, including two for National Geographic.

Candyce has won many awards, including Caribbean Travel Writer of the Year, and her work appears in various outlets, including, Creators Syndicate and the Washington Post. She loves to cruise, especially with her friends and family.

Candyce is also the founder of, which provides laptops for children in rural Africa.