Pat Woods

A frequent contributor to CruiseMaven.com, Pat Woods is a widely published travel writer. Pat encourages readers to SKI (spend the kids inheritance) on a cruise.

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36 Hours in Boston – What to Do and See

36 Hours in Boston – What to Do and See

Thirty-six hours before boarding a ship in Gloucester, MA for a New England cruise, my husband and I flew into Boston’s Logan airport. … View Post
Victory Cruise Lines Review on a New England Cruise

Victory Cruise Lines Review on a New England Cruise

Cruising the New England coast on Victory II On a sunny September Sunday we felt privileged to gaze at beautiful Portland Head Lighthouse on … View Post
Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Review

Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Review

On the first morning of our Holland America Mexican Riviera cruise husband Rob and I were thrilled as our ship slowly cruised within sight … View Post
Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

From Los Angeles to Vancouver via the vineyards. After reviewing dozens of colorful cruise brochures, husband Rob and I chose the 7-day Golden Princess … View Post
Cool off on a Great Lakes Cruise with Victory Cruise Lines

Cool off on a Great Lakes Cruise with Victory Cruise Lines

While pondering our cruise options to escape summer heat, we chose something new; a small ship coastal cruiser.  Victory Cruise Lines and their Great … View Post
DIY Shore Trips for a Port Day in San Francisco

DIY Shore Trips for a Port Day in San Francisco

Make your own shore excursions on a port day in San Francisco. Through the years husband Rob and I have driven our vehicle to … View Post
Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

From Los Angeles to Vancouver via the vineyards. After reviewing dozens of colorful cruise brochures, husband Rob and I chose the 7-day Golden Princess … View Post
Holland America Alaska Cruise Review

Holland America Alaska Cruise Review

America’s coolest state offers the warmest welcome. As another hot summer dragged on, husband Rob and I decided the best place to cool … View Post
Upclose in the Canadian Rockies Aboard Rocky Mountaineer

Upclose in the Canadian Rockies Aboard Rocky Mountaineer

A Rocky Mountaineer rail trip fulfills many vacation dreams. “Bear on the right!” a male Aussie voice shouted as heads swiveled and hands fumbled … View Post
Vibrant Vancouver Worth a Longer Visit

Vibrant Vancouver Worth a Longer Visit

 Part of the waterfront as seen from the 550-foot Vancouver Lookout. This beautiful city is surrounded by snowy peaks. Experience the highlights of Vancouver … View Post
Try a California Coastal Cruise and Reduce Travel Stress

Try a California Coastal Cruise and Reduce Travel Stress

Our California Coastal cruise close to home eliminated last-minute travel tension. After four wonderful river and ocean cruises in Europe, husband Rob and I … View Post
Baltic Cruise Offers Multinational Adventure

Baltic Cruise Offers Multinational Adventure

While on a Norway Coastal Voyage, I fell in love with Scandinavian countries’ gorgeous scenery. After reviewing Holland America Line’s six-country Baltic Gems … View Post
Alaska: See the Great Land from a Cruise Ship

Alaska: See the Great Land from a Cruise Ship

Pat Woods is a widely-published travel and cruise writer based in Arizona.  She’s also terrific storyteller as you’ll find out when you … View Post

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