Linda Garrison

Linda Garrison with the penguins of Macquarie Island
Photo Courtesy of Claire Cline

  • Linda Garrison has taken over 150 cruises and spent over 1,100 days on cruise ships, making her one of the leading experts on these vacation attractions.
  • Garrison has written about cruise ships for over 17 years and been referenced in multiple publications including newspapers and travel guides.


Linda Paull Garrison is a former writer for Tripsavvy who was responsible for the site's Cruises section for over 17 years.

As a child, Garrison learned to love maps and helped her parents plan many family trips. As an adult, she quickly determined the usefulness of the Internet for planning vacations and expanding her knowledge of the world. Becoming a travel writer was a logical extension of this lifelong passion for travel and learning.

Garrison went on her first cruise in high school and has since cruised over 150 times and spent more than 1,100 days on ships. Linda loves nautical vessels of all kinds and has sailed on a wide variety of ships from small sailing vessels to river cruises to mega-liners. She has enjoyed cruise destinations on all seven continents and visited dozens of diverse countries and hundreds of ports of call via ship.


Garrison has a Masters of Business and Accounting from Georgia State University—J. Mack Robinson College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in biology and zoology from The University of Georgia, and an Associates of Science degree in Biology from South Georgia College.

Awards and Publications
  • "Un-Cruise Adventures: Wilderness Discoverer Cruise Log"
  • "Fjords of Norway: Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord"​
  • "Tangier: Fascinating City on the Edge of Africa"

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