Hi I’m Karen. I adore cruising and ship life and have been working and playing on the ocean waves since 2005. So far I’ve been on 25 ships, 35 contracts, 102 countries, six continents, over 250 ports, on over 400 tours, six different jobs, seven cruise lines, countless friends and unforgettable memories made, and I met my incredible husband. Nick is my tech support and made this whole site go from my vision to actually exist – thank you Nick.
I love making new friends around the world, always sample the local dishes (no matter how crunchy or slimy they are), swimming with the fishes (in a non–mafia way), going on adventures, meandering through museums and art galleries, mermaids, listening to the waves lap against the sand while reading on a quiet beach, and learning languages.
I’m here to share my the info and advice I’ve accumulated over the years about traveling from this perspective with you, and hopefully you’ll end up loving it as much as me.
Juneau, Alaska, USA
Exploring Alaska’s State Capital is the perfect place to visit some of Alaska’s wonderful wildlife and taste some of its impressive seafood. Experience the spirit of old Juneau in downtown and whale watch, climb Mount Roberts or head to Mendenhall Glacier to experience the natural beauty of the area.
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
Salmon capital of the world and rainiest town in North America, Ketchikan is warm, friendly and delicious. Stroll the character-filled downtown area including Creek Street, eat, shop, or head out on tour to see some local wildlife.
Seattle, WA, USA
Seafood, coffee shops and the great outdoors are some of the highlights in Seattle. Stroll the waterfront and experience the bustle of Pike Place Market.
Mexico: Straight-laced snorkeling with whale sharks
Getting close to gentle sea giants has had tighter restrictions imposed by reputable eco tour companies in recent years, but that hasn’t made this bucket list experience lose any of its magic. “You can’t join in if you’re ill.” Warns Juan. “If you have any perfume or deodorant on your skin – wash it off […]
Meeting crocodiles and monkeys in Costa Rica
I came closer to some cute white-faced capuchin monkeys and a river crocodile than I ever had before on an eco tour from Punta Arenas in Costa Rica.