Co-founder of, a guide to small ship cruises, and the author of hundreds of magazine, newspaper and web articles, as well as a bunch of guidebooks, Heidi’s writing has covered everything from ocean cruises to real estate, relationships and the art world. Without a doubt, though, travel writing has been her main gig. She’s been on 110 + cruises and to more than 75 countries, and continues to roam the globe, often with her twin sons and lucky husband in tow.





Heidi Sarna published work

Travel and Lifestyle Articles
Conde Nast Traveler
Travel Weekly
International Herald Tribune
Cruise Travel
Expat Living Singapore
The Straits Times (Singapore’s national newspaper)
Modern Bride
Bridal Guide
Avid Cruiser
Cigar Aficionado
Frommer’s Budget Travel On-Line
Cruise Critic
AAA Westways
Boston Herald
Washington Times
New Choices (a Readers’ Digest magazine)
Travel Holiday magazine (contributing writer)
Student Travels magazine

Travel Guidebooks

Secret Singapore, first edition, Jonglez Publishing, coming 2017/18 (co-author)
Frommer’s Day by Day Singapore, first edition, 2009 (author)
Frommer’s Cruises & Ports of Call: From US and Canadian Homeports to the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii and More, annual 1999-2011 (co-author)
Frommer’s Caribbean Cruises & Ports of call, annual 2000-2004 (co-author)
Frommer’s European Cruises, 2008 (co-author)
Cruise Vacations for Dummies, 2006-2007 (co-author)
The New York Times Guide to New York City (contributor)
Insight Guides’ North American and Alaska Cruises (contributor)
Fodor’s Travel guides (contributor), including Fodor’s Worldwide Cruises and Ports of Call 1997, 1998, 1999; Fodor’s Great American Learning Vacations 1998; Fodor’s Alaska 1997, 1998, 1999; Fodor’s USA 1997, 1998, 1999; Fodor’s India 1998; and Fodor’s Mexico 1998

Articles for Travel Industry Magazines

Travel Weekly
Seatrade Cruise Review
Seacraft Interiors
Travel Agent

Business and Marketing Writing

International Herald Tribune
New York Times
Washington Post
Chicago Tribune
The Star-Ledger
Savoy magazine
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Coffee table books for new cruise ships: Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Celebrity Silhouette, Eclipse, Equinox and Solstice; and Carnival Breeze

Articles for cruise lines’ in-cabin magazines, including for Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn and Windstar lines

Financial Writing and Editing

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, equity research department
Individual Investor magazine
Financial Planning on Wall Street magazine
Mutual Funds Magazine
Institutional Investor magazine group

Other Random Writing Gigs

The Lila Guide, Baby-Friendly New York City (editor)
Children’s Business magazine
New York City Bar Guide
Cruise & Vacation Views travel magazine (senior editor)
Model United Nations Network News newsletter and delegate guides (publications of the United Nations Association of the USA)


New York University, New York, NY (February 1992)
-Master of Arts, English and American Literature

Drew University, Madison, NJ (June 1988)
-Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Political Science


Traveled to more than 75 countries on six continents
Sailed on more than 100 cruise ships
Interests include history, travel (duh), reading, jogging and bicycling