Laurie has extensive knowledge of popular cruising destinations around the world. As a veteran writer with Worldwide Boat, she has spent the past several years researching and writing about vacation locales, as well as luxury cruising options, such as yacht charters, eco-adventures, and land tours. Her expert knowledge extends to activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, and water sports, plus certain annual events, including Carnivale, festivals, regattas, and motor races.
While Laurie has knowledge of a wide array of cruising areas, she is particularly knowledgeable about the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Alaska, Florida, Tahiti, and the Galapagos.
Home Schooling Experience
Laurie has home-schooled all of her children. She believes in the philosophy that life is filled with teachable moments, and her goal is to teach her children to teach themselves. She enjoys creating hands-on lessons, including cooking, crafts, and art, which can be used to teach more traditional subjects, like history, geography, and science.
Home School Blogger
Laurie blogs about homeschooling and curriculum for Bright Ideas Press, and also writes curriculum for BIP's Illumination series. She published an article in Practical Homeschooling magazine in the November/December 2013 issue.