Sherry Laskin

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Amtrak California Zephyr Across America

Amtrak California Zephyr Across America

Two full days. That’s how long it takes to travel 2,438 miles by train from Chicago to Emeryville, California. Slightly… View Post
Viking Star Balcony Stateroom Review

Viking Star Balcony Stateroom Review

How about a heated bathroom floor? Yes, please. The difference between upper premium and luxury cruise lines isn’t always easy to… View Post
43 Lessons I’ve Learned From Traveling Solo

43 Lessons I’ve Learned From Traveling Solo

Solo Female Travel Tips It’s taken me a lot of years to compile this new list of my best solo… View Post
MSC Cruises World Cruise for 2020

MSC Cruises World Cruise for 2020

The MSC Cruises world cruise for 2020 was just announced, setting sail in 2020 on board MSC Magnifica. Reservations begin… View Post
Cunard Alaska Cruises Aboard Queen Elizabeth in 2019

Cunard Alaska Cruises Aboard Queen Elizabeth in 2019

Just announced, Cunard Alaska cruises will take place in mid-spring in 2019.  Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will set out on a… View Post
Move to Italy and Get a Little Cash in Your Pocket, Too

Move to Italy and Get a Little Cash in Your Pocket, Too

The small Italian town of Candela, on Italy’s eastern side (think Adriatic Sea) wants to lure new residents to its… View Post
New Symphony of the Seas Explained in Another Cute Infographic

New Symphony of the Seas Explained in Another Cute Infographic

The buzz about Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas is turning into a roar.  As the newest Oasis Class… View Post
Cruise to St. Maarten and St. Martin – One Island, Two Countries

Cruise to St. Maarten and St. Martin – One Island, Two Countries

The very popular port of call on an eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary is the culturally unique island of St. Maarten/Saint… View Post
American Queen Steamboat Builds Third Boutique Paddle Wheeler

American Queen Steamboat Builds Third Boutique Paddle Wheeler

Construction for new American Duchess begins soon. Memphis-based American Queen Steamboat Company announced they’ll begin work for their new American… View Post
MSC Cruises Celebrates Dual Milestones at French Shipyard

MSC Cruises Celebrates Dual Milestones at French Shipyard

MSC Cruises announces the name of their next ship and floats out another.  On Friday at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire,… View Post
Avalon Waterways Review

Avalon Waterways Review

 Avalon Waterways review and insider tips Since in 2004, Colorado-based Avalon Waterways cruises some of the world’s most beautiful rivers. Avalon’s… View Post
Guide to New Holland America Specialty Dining Fees Increase

Guide to New Holland America Specialty Dining Fees Increase

Prices for Holland America specialty dining are on the rise. While I’m a big fan of specialty dining restaurants aboard… View Post
Celebrity Brings Back Shorter Cruises from Ft. Lauderdale

Celebrity Brings Back Shorter Cruises from Ft. Lauderdale

Guests asked and Celebrity listened.  Short getaways return to Ft. Lauderdale Except for a one-time three- and a four-night sailing aboard the… View Post
How to Take the Train to Budapest for a Danube River Cruise

How to Take the Train to Budapest for a Danube River Cruise

Travel to Budapest without flying. Your river cruise begins or ends in Budapest, Hungary.  A relaxing train ride sounds much better than… View Post
When Fear Pervades Travel, What Do You Do?

When Fear Pervades Travel, What Do You Do?

Ed. Note: I hesitated to publish this editorial piece that I wrote following the tragedy in Paris on 13 November… View Post
Weekly Cruise News Updates

Weekly Cruise News Updates

French America Line to homeport in Gretna, LA instead of New Orleans June 25, 2016.  New American-based river  cruise company,… View Post
Air BnB Miami Beach Vacation Rental

Air BnB Miami Beach Vacation Rental

My first vacation rental experience could have been my last. With a few days to spend in Miami Beach for an… View Post
A Week in Southampton with an Air BnB Vacation Rental

A Week in Southampton with an Air BnB Vacation Rental

My cozy Air BnB vacation rental in Southampton It was an unexpected delight.  When the attacks occurred in Paris last November,… View Post
My Second Air BnB Vacation Rental, this Time in Amsterdam

My Second Air BnB Vacation Rental, this Time in Amsterdam

Air BnB vacation rental gets a second chance. Hit or miss. That’s what I’m learning about an Air BnB vacation… View Post
A Tale of Three AirBnB Vacation Rentals

A Tale of Three AirBnB Vacation Rentals

AirBnB vacation rentals aren’t always what’s promised. “I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses… View Post
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