Opinion

In this Opinion section, I get to rant and rave about whatever’s on my mind about cruising, traveling solo and my travel experiences.  Opinions and recommendations are my own.

In this category, you’ll find articles about solo female travel tips and advice, reasons why I like a particular ship or cruise line and some places I’d rather visit more than others.

Recommendations, top 10-whatevers or cruise hacks and my two-cents, this is where you’ll find it all.

 

How to Survive Long Sea Days as a Solo Cruiser

How to Survive Long Sea Days as a Solo Cruiser

Large ships and long voyages have their own challenges. If you’re an easily bored solo cruiser, extended sea days without… View Post
Pique Recipe – Puerto Rico’s Kitchen Table Staple

Pique Recipe – Puerto Rico’s Kitchen Table Staple

There are food tours and then there are food tours.  Holland America chose Spoon Food Tours to provide this particularly… 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
9 Best Tips for Your First Solo Cruise

9 Best Tips for Your First Solo Cruise

You can find dozens of articles online written by people who have completed their first solo cruise.  I enjoy their… View Post
Alaska Trip Report: Catch the Alaska Ferry or Else

Alaska Trip Report: Catch the Alaska Ferry or Else

A Smoke-filled race to Bellingham, WA for the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. The journey of 11,000 miles begins with one… View Post
Cruise to Canada and Pour on the Maple Syrup

Cruise to Canada and Pour on the Maple Syrup

Amber Ambrosia With winter’s ebb and spring’s impending warmth, stately old maple trees begin their annual ritual. All across eastern… View Post
Why I’m Back Aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Why I’m Back Aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise

When I first started cruising as an adult (or quasi-adult), first it was NCL, now officially renamed Norwegian Cruise Line.… View Post
Five Things to Know Cruising Solo on a Transatlantic Crossing

Five Things to Know Cruising Solo on a Transatlantic Crossing

Cruising solo on a transatlantic crossing isn’t your typical solo cruise experience. I’ve cruised solo on 20 transatlantic crossings.  With… View Post
Cruising Solo: What the Cruise Lines Don’t Want You to Know

Cruising Solo: What the Cruise Lines Don’t Want You to Know

As an experienced solo cruiser, it’s easy to jaunt through a cruising life without hesitation.  We love cruising solo on… View Post
To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Day 5 Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Day 5 Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

Here it was, only Day 5 of a 14-night transatlantic crossing and already I was back at my version of… View Post
53 Days to Europe and Beyond Without Flying – How Did I Do It?

53 Days to Europe and Beyond Without Flying – How Did I Do It?

“I long to be at sea,” she whispered through an ear-to-ear grin.  That “she” was me. A tall, colorful sail-away… View Post
Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Cruising Solo

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Cruising Solo

Cruising solo has its advantages. Cruising solo pushes the envelope for most people.  We’re a “couples” society for the most… View Post
For Love of Trains – How It All Began

For Love of Trains – How It All Began

TRAINS Girls aren’t supposed to like trains.  But there are exceptions. From as far back as I can remember, I’ve… View Post
Lessons I’ve Learned from Traveling Solo

Lessons I’ve Learned from Traveling Solo

Traveling solo wasn’t something I set out to do.  It just happened.  I was only 12 years old when I… View Post
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