My Cruising Family

Hi!  My name is Peta-Gaye Daniel, and I am a Jamaican-born wife and mother who lives and works in the United States, has traveled to 23 countries, thus far, and loves to cruise with her family. At the time of this writing, my eight-year-old son has already traveled to 21 countries, my four-year-old son has already traveled to 17 countries, and we have a number of upcoming trips planned. 

Traveling since the age of four, I share real life stories of balancing work and family, as a daughter, wife, mommy, friend, and attorney, managing stress, juggling life, and enjoying family travel without breaking the bank. While this blog can speak to everyone interested in cruising, I have realized that communities of color sometimes express hesitation to cruise and to travel, so My Cruising Family seeks to inspire other families of color to pack their bags and cruise the world together by debunking myths, and by sharing our real life stories of cruising.

Realizing that there are a number of travel blogs focused specifically on solo travelers of color, or single people of color who want to come together to travel, or Black and African-American expatriates, My Cruising Family doesn't seek to duplicate that, but rather, seeks to build an online community of families of color who love to cruise together, as well as those seeking to learn more about family cruising and those considering cruising. Welcome to My Cruising Family!


23 Countries And Counting...


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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” 

Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad (1869)