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Award-winning travel writer/dining diva, former #Newsday Teen Editor, Departures co-west coast editor. Expert on beauty, cruises, luxury travel and spas.

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https://t.co/WQCum6OOez #coronavirusupdates #covid19andcruises #Zaandam #HollandAmerica #strandedshipsIs anybody working at the #LosAngelestimes? I need to get through to someone there. @latimesnationalWhen my Mom woke up she thanked God every morning and we all should, good post Barb. https://t.co/xHSkDuMRQkThis #cruise line is showing optimism for the future with a new #riverboat and series of #Mississippi cruises 2022: https://t.co/g6MbwyY3LcViking sails into future with new Mississippi cruises https://t.co/g6MbwyY3Lc via @cruiseable @Vikinghttps://t.co/Xm6JzS3P5r
4/1
2020
Comfort food, healthy thumb print #cookies from #GoldenDoor recipe. You can't eat just one but that's okay they a… https://t.co/AhrrJbn8Q9Not a quote but part of a poem: "if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on y… https://t.co/Z52uTCBZ3pJust read it and wonder why this cruise ever sailed. https://t.co/wQMxmkHjys
3/31
2020
@latimes I have been trying to reach you about my paper delivery which I temporarily stopped on April 2 but don't w… https://t.co/PqaHztzqBDDelta Airlines employs aggressive sanitizing measures to fight coronavirus https://t.co/j6JHtdfLQF @Deltahttps://t.co/lKMMNo5QrZGood move especially after what's happening on #hollandamerica #Zaandam: https://t.co/xBZhRYBh4J https://t.co/VMxYl31CTlJust STAY HOME it's the only way to defeat this viral monster. It's not so bad,you have mobile devices, TV, WiFi, p… https://t.co/AlUtPuMVmIA very wise move NCL, see what happened when #HollandAmerica went on business as usual on March 7 cruise, not a pre… https://t.co/2GVqxg1ptAhttps://t.co/dEIkfn8QLl. #DeSantis says "no dumping of #Zaandam passengers in his state. Sick, stranded people in l… https://t.co/3cC3Zv9MaMFrom the #cookie monster @goldendoor thumb print 3cookies baked by my talented hubby Richard Pietschmann and they… https://t.co/HhDwhUCZ4l
3/30
2020
Update on #coronavirus-stricken #HollandAmerica ship #Zaandam -- May get ok to transit #PanamaCanal and dock in For… https://t.co/cykjlhV7OaSo very sorry, this is so sad. Why we need to distance ourselves. https://t.co/ucXW6nVKcT
3/29
2020
James P OConnell @OConnellCruise · 1h I ask those who love the sea to join the challenge of posting a picture of a… https://t.co/Traxv2m23f
3/28
2020
Why in Hell wasn't this cruise canceled? https://t.co/wQMxmkHjys #Zaandam #HollandAmerica #coronavirusonshipsWe were in #NYC on 9/11/01. It took many months for America and the world to get back to normal, but we did and we… https://t.co/MfFNxi54WiHappy birthday Marty Short, I love your humor and that of Harry Shearer too. keep us laughing we need it.… https://t.co/vMpg9WKah5
3/27
2020
Sit back, relax and enjoy four virtual Viking travel videos from your own home https://t.co/9LWIiL4WgRMake sure everyone has clothing on. https://t.co/gBFg5eZFINDon't just sit there, do something. Ways to cope during the #CoronavirusLockdown https://t.co/8EAfZlUxroIT Cosmetics new makeup extending spray can also help de-stress your skin during coronavirus… https://t.co/fN6RDKBuDY
3/26
2020
Love this https://t.co/2ODmsDpG7wWe are in LA and have great neighbors but people are still hoarding shelves at markets, can't get TP anywhere not e… https://t.co/y44HYScsUU
3/25
2020
My song to the #coronavirus-infected world. <iframe width="1536" height="864" src="https://t.co/O8aSCxify4" framebo… https://t.co/ELJJEmr4ZsMe.too, just wrote that on Facebook, I think we should all continue to stay home and social distance until the… https://t.co/UE3TCX4GhX
3/24
2020
I don't you but you deserve love and a hug. https://t.co/hZ48lrwJ1QToday's stay at home regimen: up, floor mat exercises, hike, b'fast, write, talked with friends and family,did 30 o… https://t.co/ILeTxo0GWqFound a fabulous curbside pickup Italian restaurant Vivoli, a guy come out to your car wearing mask and gloves. I l… https://t.co/sdy8QLkX11
3/23
2020
@NYGovCuomo You are a blessing, just like your brother. I am a transplanted New Yorker living in LA, and I am so p… https://t.co/jACQGxWx9S
3/21
2020
Purrrring cat https://t.co/cWnYOh8FIO https://t.co/6DLi4A0WuWThis piece is dedicated to optimists who look to a rosier future. It's also cute and informative and can apply to m… https://t.co/Vj3SDXlpg8
3/20
2020
@travelingmitch @kathrynanywhere @TheFearlessFor1 @WattWhereHow @EcoCycleTravel @tspadventure @IBBtravelhttps://t.co/JLnAxVded2
3/19
2020
Great stuff, here's my tip sheet. https://t.co/8EAfZlUxro https://t.co/2SdcJe5QBxHow to make the most out of being at home https://t.co/8EAfZmc8PY #coronavirus #isolation #distancingtipsTrump's fact-less, loose lips sink stock market, ships and travel industry https://t.co/fwzEVGCngy
3/18
2020
Hey @amazon what's up? You get me to sign up for Prime/Fresh and I make a big order and go to check out and it tell… https://t.co/SfH2we85ijBrighten these trying times with dazzling diamond-like jewelry from Diamond Veneer #bling #jewelry #travelhttps://t.co/wJeHflBRl7
3/16
2020
You don't have to leave home to take these virtual @VikingCruises tours: https://t.co/9LWIiL4WgRSit back, relax and enjoy four virtual Viking Cruise from your own home https://t.co/9LWIiL4WgR
3/14
2020
Coronavirus concerns cause Blushington studios to halt operations in three cities s https://t.co/1SWSBBRte0https://t.co/aWmI39d5n8Virgin Voyages postpones launch of Scarlet Lady https://t.co/HXa4rbiHJH #RichardBranson #newships #ScarletLadyhttps://t.co/y0yGQD629f
3/13
2020
More #cruise news in wake of #coronavirus. We'll just have wait a little longer for Richard Branson's quirky… https://t.co/bco4caTxCuCoronavirus causes cancellation of Virgin Voyages debut Branson send' sailors'a letter https://t.co/Xer5pRNsmpTrump's fact-less, loose lips sink stock market, ships and travel industry https://t.co/fwzEVGCngyCheck out my latest article: Trump&#39;s talk tanks travel and stock market https://t.co/iCtOJCrEGF via @LinkedIn
3/12
2020
Well these are nail biting (but don't do it) times. The #coronavirus has crippled my movements. I'm afraid to go to… https://t.co/K0DAvYP6EN
3/11
2020
Don't let the current #coronavirus threat keep you from booking future cruises in 2021 and beyond. Cruises really a… https://t.co/lh9Cu8Hh6O
3/10
2020
Coronavirus cause for concern at gyms and health clubs too https://t.co/Dmyz8KzE7bI met Capt. Birger on a pre-holiday Crystal cruise from New Orleans he is a delight. https://t.co/zmMQ0KgGQT https://t.co/BoG9SpXcrsAmaWaterways striking new riverboat to cruise Egypt and the Nile in 2021 https://t.co/MPrQnnxLJkThere goes my retirement. OMG what a start to the week. https://t.co/BOfRiCcIPEBreaking #coronavirus news: another #PrincessCruise ship impacted by coronavirus threat. #CaribbeanPrincess https://t.co/BZitI8tc6bUnfortunately your are right JD Lasica, I've been covering #coronavirus and quivering. One of my latest posts… https://t.co/B9syH6KBNk
3/9
2020
@tiffanytunes @DebbieGibson Sweet.Happy International #WomansDay sisters and let's repeat after me,"I am woman hear me roar"! https://t.co/aY0GXCFk7QUpdate: Coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess to dock briefly in Oakland on Monday to off-load passengers https://t.co/kMJSjPXALg#Coronavirus on the #Nile update: 45 confirmed cases announced. https://t.co/s2JJIM85CS #Egypt #conronavirus update… https://t.co/JwJeUolMl6Here's the latest vessel on which passengers have contracted #coronavirus. https://t.co/vhQ54Tg32T
3/8
2020
Corononavirus strikes on Nile River Cruise 33 people test positive https://t.co/BOo5uLlfiLCoronavirus cause for concern at gyms and health clubs too https://t.co/Dmyz8KzE7b #healthclubsandoronavirus21 coronavirus cases confirmed so far on Grand Princess https://t.co/5jeKNFUyyk21 test positive for #coronavirus on #GrandPrincess so far: https://t.co/5jeKNFUyyk#coronavirus update: 21 people test positive for Coronavirus on embargoed #GrandPrincess https://t.co/WiwlxgxvFc
3/7
2020
How is the @#coronavirus affecting your daily routine? Are you going out, to the gym, shopping, working etc? Reply… https://t.co/TRxAapgATfIn case you missed it, a must read. More updates later. Coronavirus fears on second Princess Cruise ship off Calif… https://t.co/VyYzJY9KpiSilversea raises the bar with even more passenger-friendly cruise cancellation policy https://t.co/Xp0194CGU3https://t.co/tEpJapl7gS
3/6
2020
Read the latest on coronavirus cancellation polices from Viking, Silversea and Windstar https://t.co/2VsCvJSV0hPoor beleagured #PrincessCruises plagued yet again by #coronavirus scare on #GrandPrincess https://t.co/WiwlxgxvFc
3/5
2020
Coronavirus cause for concern at gyms and health clubs too https://t.co/Dmyz8KzE7b14 ways to treat your lover on a cruise https://t.co/frCEJkXxxhMarveling at how much my faux studs look like real diamonds thanks to a special process by @DiamondVeneerhttps://t.co/B86bBkorzi
3/3
2020
The time is ripe right now to save big bucks on a Crystal cruise https://t.co/7C0nhdeYQcMarch is coming in like a lion. https://t.co/OgUWSURYd7 @Silversea My pleasure10 essential items to remember before your cruise https://t.co/02augKrFhG via @cruiseableHappy Monday. The #dow is up but the alas the #coronavirus is, too. Let's not panic, no need to dump your stocks or… https://t.co/qUyKOw1gXlI know, been there, done that on many @Silversea cruises, often on t he balcony as seen below on the #SilverMuse it… https://t.co/r0oD7lPCMZNew Cirem Cosmetics turns faces into red carpet camera-ready quality https://t.co/HEI9s1mUT6
3/2
2020
Here's a piece anyone who is going on a #cruise needs to read. Really helpful tips: https://t.co/MThs7Zybfq #cruisetips #cruisecontrolThis is one amazing electronic #wine #decanter that transforms the taste of ordinary wine into exceptional flavors.… https://t.co/8mXUEPAyLhThis revolutionary decanter can turn plunk into fine wine https://t.co/8lvbZNQ5VeGiving this baby a test drive tonight. It's supposed to turn plunk into premium #wine. Got some #2BuckChuck at Trad… https://t.co/45nuC3Etcp
3/1
2020
IT's new limited edition foundation brush is all about LOVE https://t.co/B4h7rddKNTNew Cirem Cosmetics turns faces into red carpet camera-ready quality https://t.co/HEI9s1mUT6 #cosmetics #CIREM @CIREM #cosmeticsIt's no #hoax folks, be diligent and careful out there. https://t.co/W4C4cw9u82The #coronavirus is no #hoax folks. Be diligent. Avoid travel to Italy, Iran, China, Korea and other infected areas… https://t.co/1kpl7G0HPfLook what I discovered at the Consumer Products Show LA, fabulous fake diamond jewelry that could fool a queen.… https://t.co/tI2BusNOSi
2/29
2020
Travelers: if the #coronavirus taught us anything it's always to pack extra necessities such as medications especia… https://t.co/ZaedOlD4lnYup. Some people don't get it right.Do you use a travel agent? As a recent convert I highly recommend it because I discovered @PavlusTravel with effici… https://t.co/CUopMkAChD
2/28
2020
Candles by Illuminations light up your life and they smell good, too https://t.co/ePdDvHXsbtPeeps don't make light of the #coronavirus, be diligent, wash hands often, don't put fingers in mouth or eyes, stay… https://t.co/ZXx54AIU5zI sure do, love Crystal Cruises. https://t.co/JpRndyG6g6My ballot is signed, sealed and delivered. #VotingByMailNow that is diver's paradise. https://t.co/jsG2hv4q75Happiness on a #cruise is having well-mannered #shipmates who follow the '10 commandments of ship #etiquette' accor… https://t.co/SsTnN8N5RR
2/27
2020

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