Traveling Judi


Meet Judi

I am an award-winning travel and cruise writer and photographer based in Toronto, Canada, enjoying my “third chapter” following a 35-year career in transportation and engineering consulting.

My work has been featured in consumer and trade publications, including Travel Market Report, Zoomer Magazine, Bold Traveller Magazine, Travel Life Magazine, Quirky Cruise, and All Things Cruise. I have been a guest on travel podcasts, including Cruising Interrupted, about my small ship cruise experiences around the world, and on Big Blend Radio, about family travel in India and small ship and expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic.


I’ve travelled to over 95 countries on 6 continents, and some of my most memorable travel experiences include visiting luxury game reserves in Botswana and South Africa, travelling in Okinawa, Japan, exploring the secrets to longevity and lifestyle in one of the world’s Blue Zones”, interacting with local residents while cruising on small ships on the Brahmaputra River in India, the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, the Upper Mekong in Laos, and the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, as well as cruising in the Antarctic, Canadian Arctic and Greenland on small expedition ships.

I love telling stories about overcoming fear of the unknown in off-beat parts of the world, or fear of travelling solo, or the uncertainty related to planning a trip. My stories are intended to inspire readers to “feel the fear and do it anyway.” I write first-hand stories about my travels, along with tips on planning, booking, and packing for trips.

Follow along on Instagram @TravelingJudi !