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September 29, 2014

Best Cruise Moments on TV

Filed under: Cruise,Travel Advice,U.S. — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 5:31 pm

Here I manage to combine two things I enjoy, cruising and TV trivia. This was a fun story to research. Hope it’s a fun read too. http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/cruise/best-of-cruising/2014/09/29/10-best-cruise-ship-tv-moments/16423715/

September 12, 2014

Booking a cruise like a pro

Filed under: Cruise,International,Travel Advice,U.S. — admin @ 7:10 pm

What secrets do travel pros know in terms of getting you the best cruise at the best price? Here are some lessons that apply whether you are using a travel agent or booking a cruise on your own. These tips can save you money.

My story for Bon Voyage/Cruiseline.com:

http://cruiseline.com/advice/cruising-101/all-about-cruising/how-to-book-a-cruise-like-a-pro

Best cruises for sailing fans

Filed under: Cruise,International,Travel Advice,U.S. — admin @ 6:56 pm

These cruise ships have something different — sails. Enjoy the romance of the sea while you luxuriate on deck or help pulls the ropes. Pirate speak is encouraged.

Check out my story for USA Today Experience Cruise

http://www.usatoday.com/experience/cruise/best-of-cruising/see-the-best-sailing-cruises/15065063/

Cruise ship comedy

These cruise ships will make you laugh. Check out my article in USA Today. This was a fun one to write.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/cruise/best-of-cruising/2014/09/11/the-best-cruise-lines-for-comedy-shows/15413043/

August 19, 2014

Don’t miss these cruises for beer lovers

Filed under: Cruise,Food,Wine and booze — admin @ 1:58 pm

Sipping suds is a prime activity on some cruise ships, including on beer theme cruises. Check out my story in USA Today’s Experience Cruise:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/cruise/best-of-cruising/2014/08/19/best-cruise-ships-beer-lovers/14135897/

August 16, 2014

Labor Day Cruise Deals

Filed under: Cruise — admin @ 5:57 am

I have been meaning for some time to start posting links to my published stories. Thing is, there are a lot to choose from — which is a very good thing.

This one is Labor Day cruise deals.

http://www.usatoday.com/experience/cruise/cruise-buzz/set-sail-on-these-sweet-labor-day-cruise-deals/14015269/

 

March 7, 2013

The Best Cruises for Families

Filed under: Cruise,Travel Advice,Uncategorized — admin @ 3:20 am

Thinking about taking the kids on a cruise vacation? Check out my T+L article on family cruising: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/best-cruises-for-families

Life Lessons in Cooktown, Australia

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 3:15 am

This tour begins with cave art, but teaches life lessons. An Aborigine experience in Australia.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/03/3261222/life-lessons.html

High Art on the High Seas

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 3:10 am

Cruise ships get artsy. My take on cruise ship art, in the Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/26/3195384/high-art-on-the-high-seas.html

January 13, 2012

Disney Fantasy takes shape at German shipyard

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:03 pm

Just back from Germany, where I saw the Disney Fantasy under construction. Lots of wows including new things not seen on sister ship Disney Dream .

http://blog.budgettravel.com/budgettravel/2012/01/disney_fantasy_cruise_ship_bec.html

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