Travel Writer’s Sea of Change Wins SOLAS Award

Judith Works, travel writer and author shares her story of “How I Floated Into Retirement” taking the gold in the Travelers’ Tales SOLAS Awards
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March 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Coins In The Fountain author, award-winning travel writer and blogger, Judith Works, submitted her account of the cruise she and her husband thought of as the  formal transition to their retirement, to Travelers’ Tales and walked away as the ‘Elder Travel Gold Winner’ in the SOLAS writer’s awards.

After returning from their Roman expatriate adventures and while still mourning the passing of her mother Judith  and her husband set off from Bali to Oman on a small cruise ship, a passage that would take nearly a month. Along the way their itinerary took them to Java, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Maldives and India.

While the cruise ship was captained by an ebullient fellow who was always ready for some fun and the Works’s cruise mates were worthy of an Agatha Christie novel, the ports of call looked as though they were set up for a photo shoot in the cruise brochure. There were new adventures to be had at such exotic places as Chinese temples, the ox races and a 5 star hotel reminiscent of the Arabian Nights.

Don’t just be satisfied with second-hand descriptions and testimonials  - “I could truly smell, taste, hear and visualize each place you went, and cannot wait for the next chapter.”, “…you make me feel like I am right there with you.” - treat yourself to the winning entry at

You can also find more of Judith Works’ travel exploits in her blog ‘A Little Light Exercise’

If you haven’t enjoyed reading Ms. Works’s book, “Coins In The Fountain”, the tale of the couple’s days living in Rome while Judith undertook the challenge of UN employment and her husband learned more than he ever thought there was to know about Italian cuisine, you can find it in Amazon’s Kindle store.

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