I am delighted to be blogging at AllThingsCruise.com alongside such distinguished writers and longtime friends as Cynthia Boal Janssens and David Molyneaux, whose work I have always respected.
I have a degree in journalism from the University of Miami, where I also did my graduate work, and have lived in South Florida since I was a teenager. I have had a front row seat for the growth of the cruise industry at Port Everglades and Port of Miami.
I have sailed on approximately 105 cruises of varying lengths in many areas of the world. I love sailing around the UK, the Med, northern Europe, the New England and Canada run, and, because it’s in the neighborhood, I enjoy the individual islands of the Caribbean.
A decade or so ago I spent a lot of time in the region writing guidebooks and learning a lot about the amazing history of each island nation. Consequently I feel quite at home in Nassau or St. Martin, St. Thomas or Grand Turk.
But travel writers ultimately learn to be at home wherever they are, and cruising makes travel very easy.
I’ll be at home on Holland America’s lovely Nieuw Amsterdam March 20-27 in the Eastern Caribbean and on Cunard’s magnificent Queen Victoria May 29-April 14 crossing from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades to Southampton. You’ll be hearing from me.