Contact & About Me

January 24, 2016 - Update!

Hello, World! 

I am back on land...though always thinking up the next adventure :)

Stay posted for the latest happenings in my world.

Thanks for checking out the blog! Feel free to send any suggestions, questions or comments my way.



A Jersey-girl born and raised, I live in North Carolina for much of the year as a student at High Point University. One of the hardest things I think I will experience over the next four months is missing my home away from home there. I really love my school and the people there but I know great things await me.

Ever since we went on our first family vacation on a cruise ship in 2005, I fell in love with nautical life. I do not know anyone else embarking on this voyage of a lifetime…and that is one of the most exciting things on the horizon! I cannot wait to see new faces and make new friends from all over the country, and the world.

Follow me as I sail the world and make my mark. After all, "do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to contact me while I am on the high seas is via e-mail or this blog. Unfortunately, the e-mail address below does not support attachments. Cell phone use is extremely limited, as international charges are very high. For my friends with iPhones, please consider downloading the apps "Viber" and/or "Whatsapp" as they will allow us to communicate via wifi for free. I will try to check both my email and blog as often as I can!

Please note that Wifi on the ship is quite terrible so I will probably only be able to log onto my blog while in port. Thanks!!
Ships Ahoy! 1994

I'm Sailing! 2005
My sister and I on our first cruise.
We caught the cruising bug! 2005

Returning into New York City with our grandfather,
celebrating our dad's retirement, 2006.
We loved his boat, the Wee 10.

As the frightened Captain looks on....2011
Halloween, 2010

Boston-bound, 2013
In charge in upstate New York, 2012
Have to honor my favorite movie Titanic!! 2013


  1. Best Wishes Erin!!! Live Your Dream!

    1. Thank you!! Hold down the fort at HPU, I will miss you and the team!

  2. I'm sure this semester will pass as quickly as your last 4 semesters at HPU but enjoy every second of it!! You are a blessed girl!!
    Aunt Lisa

    1. Thank you Aunt Lisa! Miss you guys. Stay in touch :)

  3. Have a fantastic time and make the memories that will last a lifetime!!!

    Miss you!!

    1. You got it dear! Good luck with everything in the coming weeks.... :) <3

  4. Hey Erin....Thanks for bringing me along!
    Love your blog and the music!
    The pictures are great. Did the little fish make the trip?
    Love, Aunt Natalie :)
    Hakuna Matata

    1. THANKS!! =D The fish had a bit of a problem going through security at JFK so they could not make it :'( Love and miss you!!

  5. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure with us all. You are missed here. :)

  6. Thanks!! Happy almost birthday =D Miss you all too.

  7. sure you don't need anyone to carry your bags? i can be wherever you are in a few hours! will stay tuned for next exciting blog installment.

  8. LOL! I would definitely hire you if I had saved the funds! ;)

  9. Hey Erin, I see Poppy with you in the Russian pictures! You're living his dream!
    Keep up the good/hard work!
    Love you, Aunt Natalie

  10. Erin your Blog is amazing! Can't wait to try some of that Ginger tea with you!!
    Love, Aunt Natalie

  11. Erin I feel like I'm with you. Everything seems to be going great.
    Time is passing quickly, it's already October !
    Miss you, love you. Grandma K

    1. Your comment made me SMILE! Thanks!!!! I miss you <3

  12. Hey Erin Just checking out your blog today you look great and it looks like your having a blast I am so jealous. Enjoy every moment cannot wait to see you with all those great stories. Love Uncle Arne

  13. HI!!!!! I miss you guys - A LOT. I hope you had a great birthday :) Africa is great!!!

  14. Erin, I can't believe you're going to be home in a about a week! I can't wait to hear all about your Semester at Sea. I realize you will need time to detox...and adjust to ... us spoiled Americans.
    Please excuse us.
    Other than're the closest thing to me, ever experiencing any of the those countries!
    Can't wait....get home safe.
    Lots of love , Aunt Natalie