Chanize Thorpe is a New York-based travel writer and editor. A Caribbean island connoisseur, she spent a decade as a professional honeymooner for Brides Magazine and has visited nearly every country in the region. Her first cruise was on Carnival at the age of 18 and she hasn't stopped sailing since--however, now she insists her stateroom has a balcony. Her goal is to find the perfect rum punch, then retire near the bar that serves it. Chanize’s work has appeared in Fodors.com, HotelChatter.com, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Budget Travel, and a host of other publications and websites.