Marianne is a native New Yorker – Brooklyn born and bred – and a retired educator. She is a freelance travel writer and photographer who enjoys all types of travel and exploring new places. She has sailed on 20 cruises and especially prefers themed sailings. She has traveled in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe and looks forward to seeing more of Europe in the future, along with her favorite island destinations of Bermuda and Aruba. Marianne is a lighthouse enthusiast interested in the history and preservation of these monuments.