A New Focus

Earlier this year, I began the process of narrowing the focus of Lisa Plotnick Editorial to a single industry – cruise travel. With the support and guidance of friends, family, and mentors (including the faculty of the Emerson College Department of Professional Studies and my new employer), the conversion is now complete.

Carnival Glory approaches Boston. (c) Lisa Plotnick and NauticalNotebook.com

Carnival Glory approaches Boston. (c) Lisa Plotnick and NauticalNotebook.com

Bear with me while I do some shameless self-promotion.

What sets me apart?

  • Objectivity. I am not affiliated with any cruise lines, travel agencies, or other travel providers.
  • Cruise experience. My history as a cruise passenger includes more than 30 cruises to three continents in the past 24 years, enabling me to make observations through the eyes of a cruise traveler.
  • Travel experience. So far, I have visited 32 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces and one Canadian territory, 32 countries, and 4 continents. So far…
  • Editorial experience. The skills I use in my career as a writer in the financial services industry — research, copyediting, developmental editing, and news reporting — have proven to be transferable to the travel industry.
  • Longevity. I began publishing cruise reviews and port reviews in 1998.
  • Digital communication. Through my tenure at Sealetter.com (2000-2005), I was among the early columnists of a Web-only magazine.

While I have not abandoned the retirement income industry – as if that could ever happen – I look forward to taking the business in a new direction. I hope you will join me on the journey.