Travel Adventures Around the World


TRAVELING JUDI Cohen has traveled the world in search of unique experiences and off-the-beaten-path destinations. She is also a connoisseur of small-ship cruises that pack big adventure, and local cultural and dining experiences. Judi became a full-time traveler and travel advisor in 2015 following her 35-year career in engineering and transportation, and today she writes about her experiences to inspire others to step outside their comfort zones and embrace new kinds of adventures. Judi has been to over 90 countries on six continents and enjoys sharing her stories along the way.
Her training and experience as a Health Coach and as a Travel Advisor allows her to plan trips and seek out unique destinations and experiences. Combined with her story-telling skills, she has become an accomplished Travel Writer accredited by SATW, TMAC, NATJA and IFWTWA, and her work has been published on travel website's.
Traveling with family and friends, and sharing ideas and itineraries so others can plan their own adventures is her passion. Her "next trip" is always on her mind and on her calendar!
Working with our experienced team at Whitaker & DePrez Travel, Judi will be happy to help inspire and plan your future travels!
Watch This Space For My Next Inspiration

Judi Cohen has traveled the world in search of unique experiences and off-the-beaten-path destinations.

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Watch this space for my next inspiration

Virtual Travel Panel w/ Dan Blanchard UnCruise Adventures June 2020

Captain Dan Blanchard chats with several industry experts on restarting travel and what the new landscape looks like going forward.


Viking Announces Mississippi River Cruises, Beginning in 2022

Viking is expanding its growing fleet of destination-focused cruises, this time in North America, along the mighty Mississippi River in America’s Heartland.

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Planning an Adult Family Vacation? Consider India! - Big Blend Radio, Feb 2020

You're tasked with the daunting job of planning a family vacation with your adult children. Usually, destinations like Florida, Mexico, and France come to mind. Well, what about India!?

Camel riding in India

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Planning an Adult Family Vacation? Consider India! -Big Blend, Feb 2020

I’ll give you tips on how to build a trip for your adult family, as well as advice to keep your itinerary authentic, off-the-beaten-path, and customizable.

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Alaska Small Ship Cruises - Big Blend Radio, June 2020

Interested in small-cruise trips to Alaska? Have a listen!

Map of the United States including Alaska

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Viking Jupiter: A "Small-Big Ship" in the Baltic -Quirky Cruise Jan 2020

Having never visited Russia, seeing St. Petersburg on the 8-night Baltic itinerary was a major draw. While it wasn’t exactly a “small-ship,” it featured the advantages of larger ships...

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Viking to Bring Cruising to the Great Lakes, Antarctic & ArcticJan 2020

On the heels of becoming Number One in the world in River Cruising, and the leading small-mid ship Ocean Cruising company, Viking Cruises has announced a bold new expansion into Expedition Voyages...

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Visiting the Palaces of the People in the St. Petersburg Metro (Food. Wine, Travel. Nov 2019 Issue)

The Metro system in St. Petersburg turned out being one of the highlights of my cruise, and it is a hidden treasure of the city...

St Petersburg, Russia

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Small Ship Expedition Cruising on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar-Travel World Magazine Oct 2019

One of our most memorable family expedition cruises was in Myanmar (formerly Burma) with Pandaw Cruises along the Irrawaddy River...

Small Ship Exhibirion on Irrawaddy River in Myanmar

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Brahmaputra River Cruise Tips QuirkyCruise Oct 2019

Few travelers go to India for just one week unless you live in a neighboring country. Our recent India adventure was nearly one-month long, with a Brahmaputra River cruise scheduled in the middle....

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A Brahmaputra River Cruise to Remote Northeast India -QuirkyCruise Sep 2019

I booked a river cruise on the Lower Ganges with Pandaw Cruises six months prior for my family of four and a couple of friends...

Brahmaputra River Cruise to Remote Northeast India

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The Brahmaputra River Cruise: An Out-There Adventure HikeBikeTravel, Aug 2019

The Brahmaputra River Cruise in Assam, India is an out-there adventure & most definitely a unique & authentic cruise with tourism just starting in the area....

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Myanmar River Cruise: Why You Should See Burma By Small Ship Cruise
Travel Awaits, Jul 2019

Here's why a Myanmar river cruise belongs on your bucket list. I've been to Myanmar a few times, and found the best way to travel is by small ship. Read about it here.

Brahmaputra River Cruise sunset

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Alaska Cruise Adventures with UnCruise QuirkyCruise- Jun 2019

The moment I arrived in sunny Juneau where my UnCruise “Glacier Country Adventure” would begin and end, I knew this would be no ordinary 7-night Alaska cruise...

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New Viking Einar Impresses A First Timer QuirkyCruise, Apr 2019

This was my first ever Europe river cruise, and I was awed the moment I stepped into the spacious and bright two-story atrium of Viking Cruises’ 190-passenger Viking Einar...

European River Cruise

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Viking Cruises Names 7 New Riverboats in Basel, Switzerland
QuirkyCruise Mar 2019

Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

Basel Switzerland

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Explore Antarctica on Russian Research Vessel Akademik Sergey Vavilov (QuirkyCruise, Oct 2018

As out of reach as it may seem, visiting Antarctica is not just doable, but it’s the adventure of a lifetime. Plus, you’ll get a much-needed “digital detox” to re-connect with nature and yourself...

Basel Switzerland

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