Laurel Corona, Author of Until Our Last Breath and The Four Seasons
Photo Credit: Olga Gunn Photography

The second most exciting thing in life for me has always been learning something new. The first? Getting to share what I’ve learned with others. My life has given me so many opportunities to do both—as a professor (retired), as a historical novelist, and as a cruise lecturer.

My goal as a historical novelist is to provide you, the reader, with high-quality fiction about women and the forgotten and undervalued roles they played in their societies. Whether it’s the real-life physicist Emilie du Chatelet, the literary heroine Penelope, or women who have sprung entirely from my imagination, I offer you stories true to the facts of a time and place, to bring history alive for you and make you feel as much a part of other cultures as you do your own.

As a world-wide lecturer for several cruise lines, I use my career as a college professor of humanities to find the stories that make travel more exciting and memorable.

Please check back from time to time for updates on my new projects and lecture schedule, and drop me a line at lacauthor@gmail.com to let me know you’re out there reading and traveling!

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (12/2/2019) - It’s “smoky Sydney,” tonight.  This afternoon the sky was bright and blue, but around 4PM, the strong winds had turned
  • Braver, Step by Step (11/23/2019) - I posted a while back about how I was trying to get more adventurous in port, and I took another
  • Choke (11/13/2019) - Photo by Linda Olson   I am in Muscat, Oman, on my last day in the Middle East. Barren, rocky
  • Fear of Flying (11/4/2019) - Fortunately, I don’t freak out about hurtling in a tin can above  land and sea.  When the engines roar and
  • Hair (10/25/2019) - This post is, for a change, not about Living Travelly. It’s about hair. I consider myself pretty open to new
  • Excitement Building, Work Never Ending (10/17/2019) - I am so used to these short interims between cruises since I began Living Travelly, that I quickly fall into
  • Unwelcome (10/10/2019) - I arrived back in the United States day before yesterday, after a cruise that took me from Lisbon to Greenwich,
See full calendar.

  • Dec. 6, 2019, ~
    Silver Muse Sydney to Auckland


  • Dec. 20, 2019, ~
    Silver Muse Holiday Cruise Auckland to Sydney

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  • Jan. 3, 2020, ~
    Silver Muse Sydney to Sydney

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  • Jan. 16, 2020, ~
    Silver Muse Sydney to Auckland


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