Anne Vipond is the author of more than a dozen cruise and travel books for publishers worldwide (including Thomas Cook UK and JPM of Switzerland). She draws on a sailing background to impart her enthusiasm for cruise travel. From her home port of Vancouver, she travels extensively by cruise ship with her husband and two young sons. Her cruising articles have been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and overseas. Anne has sailed her 35 foot sailboat along the Pacific Coast for over 20 years and has cruised extensively in Alaskan waters.