I’m a travel writer who is obsessed with seeing as much of the world as humanly possible. I grew up in Warwick, New York and received my B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire and my Master’s degree in English (Simmons College – Boston). The travel bug bit my hard on her first trip abroad at age 9 to Germany and I’ve been traveling ever since.

Whether traveling by cruise ship or airplane, staying in a luxury resort or cabin, I truly believe that there is always something to learn along the way whether from the destination or the people you meet along the way.

Currently In & Traveling Plans 
Currently In:  At sea on a world cruise on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s “Black Watch

Upcoming Destinations: World Cruise 2018, Hawaii

World Cruise 2018: Southampton, England; Ponta Delgado, Azores; Horta, Azores; Hamilton, Bermuda; Havana, Cuba; Cozumel, Mexico; Panama Canal; Manta, Ecuador; Callao, Peru; Paracas, Peru; Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile; Pitcairn Island; Papeete, Tahiti; Bora-Bora, French Polynesia; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Auckland, New Zealand; Bay of Islands, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Hamilton Island; Great Barrier Reef; Darwin, Australia; Komodo, Indonesia; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Yangon, Myanmar; Cochin, India; Mumbai, India; Aqaba, Jordan; Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt; Suez Canal; Alexandria, Egypt; Athens, Greece; Strait of Messina; Rome, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Malaga, Spain

visited 55 states (24.4%)
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Destinations and Countries Visited (and counting…):

  1. Australia: Sydney; Hobart, Tasmania; Brisbane, Darwin, Hamilton Island
  2. Austria: Melk, Vienna
  3. Barbados
  4. The Bahamas: Nassau, Freeport, Lucaya
  5. Belgium: Brussels, Antwerp
  6. Belize
  7. Bermuda
  8. Canada: Toronto, St. John, Sudbury, Vaughan (Canada’s Wonderland)
  9. Chile: Easter Island
  10. China: Hong Kong; Macau
  11. Colombia: Bogota, Cartagena, Leticia, Puerto Narino
  12. Croatia: Dubrovnik
  13. Cuba: Havana
  14. Czech Republic: Prague
  15. Dominica
  16. Ecuador: Manta
  17. England: London, Brighton, Arundel, Bath, Dover, Oxford, Liverpool, Southampton, Haworth, Keighley, Leeds (and many others)
  18. Fiji: Suva, Lautoka
  19. France: Paris, Toulon, Calais, Corsica
  20. French Polynesia: Tahiti
  21. Gibraltar
  22. Germany: Berlin, Nuremberg, Aachen, Cologne, Regensburg, Passau, Heidelberg
  23. Greece: Olympia, Katakolon
  24. Grenada
  25. Hungary: Budapest
  26. Iceland: Reykjavik and beyond
  27. India: Cochin, Mumbai
  28. Indonesia: Komodo Island
  29. Ireland: Dublin, Galway, Cobh, Cashel
  30. Italy: Venice, Bari, Florence
  31. Jamaica: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Whitehouse, Negril and the Cayman Islands
  32. Luxembourg
  33. Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
  34. Mexico: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cabo san Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
  35. Morocco: Casablanca and Marrakech
  36. Myanmar: Yangon
  37. Netherlands: Amsterdam
  38. New Caledonia: Lifou; Noumea; Isles of Pines (Île des Pins)
  39. New Zealand (Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga, Bay of Islands)
  40. Panama: Panama City, Panama Canal
  41. Peru: Callao, Paracas, and Lima
  42. Portugal: Cascais, Sintra, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada
  43. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  44. Saudi Arabia: Jeddah
  45. Scotland: Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow, Fort William
  46. Singapore
  47. Spain: Barcelona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Montserrat, Madrid, Melilla, Cartagena, Mirabella, Cadiz, Puerto Banus
  48. St. Lucia
  49. St. Maarten
  50. Sweden: Stockholm
  51. Thailand: Bangkok; Chiang Mai
  52. Tunisia: Djerba
  53. Turkey: Izmir, Istanbul
  54. Turks and Caicos
  55. Wales: Cardiff
  56. United States: Including US Virgin Islands (St. John, St. Croix, and St. Thomas) and Puerto Rico
Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Washington, DC Delaware Florida Georgia Illinois Kentucky
Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Maine Michigan Missouri Mississippi North Carolina New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
Nevada New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia Vermont West Virginia

Contact Marian Krueger To reach Marian directly, you may use the contact form or send an email to Marian (at) Travelshopgirl (dot) com.  Please keep in mind that Marian travels frequently and sometimes access to the Internet isn’t always an option.  This may result in a delayed response, but you will always receive a response. Please note: At this time, Marian is no longer accepting unsponsored Guest Posts. To leave a comment or if you have a travel related question, please feel free to email me directly.

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