An experienced freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York, Alexandra seeks out the stories that speak to the best parts of  music, travel, relationships, and culture.

46 Fascinating Facts about Cruises

46 Fascinating Facts about Cruises

As transport was initially the main objective, conditions were less than glamorous. In the early 1840s, one of the first “amenities” offered by Cunard’s steamship, Britannia, was the addition of a cow that supplied passengers with fresh milk and three cats to keep the rats away. Later, faced with competition from air travel, cruise companies were forced to evolve; catering to passenger comforts and more emphasis on the voyage itself. Fast forward to today, wayfarers can opt to watch a movie in 4D, drink a molecularly-enhanced cocktail, or ice skate over the Mediterranean.

10 of the Most Progressive Songs in Country Music

10 of the Most Progressive Songs in Country Music