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BOGO Further Sale from Royal Caribbean®

2016-01-06T09:50:16-04:00

BOGO Further Sale from Royal Caribbean® Paddle the waters of Friar’s Bay and pet dolphins in Basseterre. Go on a once-in-a-lifetime memory expedition with Royal Caribbean and save big. With their BOGO Getter Sale, you’ll get 50% off your second guest, up to $300 to spend at sea, a reduced deposit and 25% off your third and fourth guests. Contact us today to book! Cruise must be booked Jan. 4-Feb. 15, 2016 (“Offer Period”). Offer applies to all [...]

BOGO Further Sale from Royal Caribbean®2016-01-06T09:50:16-04:00

10 Tips for a Great Carnival Cruise

2015-03-03T15:20:57-04:00

Whether this is your first cruise, or your tenth, you'll find some useful tips here to improve your upcoming trip! 1. Get your passport. On my recent cruise on the Carnival Magic, the embarkation lines were crazy long. Once we got through the ID checkpoint and into the line for room keys, my group was singled out and moved into a different (much shorter!) line. Why? Because we had two things going for us: we had passports and we did [...]

10 Tips for a Great Carnival Cruise2015-03-03T15:20:57-04:00

The Atlantis-Paradise Island, Bahamas

2015-03-03T14:54:02-04:00

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Paradise. Well, Paradise Island in the Bahamas, but it’s pretty close to Paradise! You’ve seen this hotel in movies and on commercials. It’s made to look like as though it rose from the ocean. It’s a very large resort with beautiful architecture. There is some of the bluest water in the world in the Bahamas. One of my friends even called it “Aqua Marine” and I believe she is right! There are also [...]

The Atlantis-Paradise Island, Bahamas2015-03-03T14:54:02-04:00

Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort

2014-09-24T10:37:30-04:00

Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort is your home away from home. Each room is catered to truly make you feel you are on vacation, but with all the convenience of home. For example, every room has a coffee maker, air conditioning, television, internet access, telephone, microwave oven, refrigerator, safe, and so much more. Most rooms also have an amazing ocean view and lanai (a balcony or covered patio). Not to mention literally being just steps away from Waikiki Beach. Holiday [...]

Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort2014-09-24T10:37:30-04:00

Death Match 2014-Days 14 &15 trip report

2014-06-29T09:08:21-04:00

The End of the Road Day 14 - After breakfast today, I stopped in the office at Pismo Lighthouse Suites and asked the desk clerk how find the sand dunes we looked for during yesterday's frightful adventure. It turns out that we had the right place the very first time! The place that had a flashing sign asking for permits and papers was just for people who want to DRIVE on the dunes. There's a restaurant just off the road [...]

Death Match 2014-Days 14 &15 trip report2014-06-29T09:08:21-04:00

Death Match 2014 – Day 8 trip report

2014-06-22T08:40:09-04:00

UNIVERSAL HOLLYWOOD Background: About a year ago, I got a great idea for a road trip. I'd take my kids, fly from my hometown of Houston TX , to San Diego CA, and then drive from San Diego to Oakland. We'd stop and see all the sights along the way, and then fly home from Oakland. Then I asked my friend Gina, who lives in California, if she'd like to come along. With her kids. She agreed, and Death Match [...]

Death Match 2014 – Day 8 trip report2014-06-22T08:40:09-04:00

Death Match 2014 – Day 4 & 5 trip report

2014-06-19T09:30:02-04:00

Background: About a year ago, I got a great idea for a road trip. I'd take my kids, fly from my hometown of Houston TX , to San Diego CA, and then drive from San Diego to Oakland. We'd stop and see all the sights along the way, and then fly home from Oakland. Then I asked my friend Gina, who lives in California, if she'd like to come along. With her kids. She agreed, her daughter Emma named the [...]

Death Match 2014 – Day 4 & 5 trip report2014-06-19T09:30:02-04:00

Carnival Ecstasy

2014-03-25T19:37:29-04:00

              I sailed on the Carnival Ecstasy on December 13, 2013. It was a 4 day Bahamas sailing. I sailed with my husband and two kids. We stayed in an inside cabin. This was our first cruise on the Ecstasy. This ship is one of the smaller and older vessels in Carnival’s fleet. The Carnival Ecstasy is a part of Carnival’s Fantasy-Class of ships. The Ecstasy underwent a major refurbishment in fall 2009. The [...]

Carnival Ecstasy2014-03-25T19:37:29-04:00

Exploring the American Southwest

2014-01-08T19:57:45-04:00

The Grand Canyon makes an appearance on many people’s bucket lists, and areas in the Great American Southwest can be wonderful destinations for groups of any ages! These are locations that can be as relaxing or adventurous as you’d like, so there’s really something for everyone. Sedona is an easy drive from Flagstaff or Phoenix airports, and there are many great places to stay in this town. Cool architecture, great spas, yummy food, and such a laid-back attitude. You can’t [...]

Exploring the American Southwest2014-01-08T19:57:45-04:00

Magical Memories: Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

2013-11-26T15:11:11-04:00

This past October I had the opportunity to partake in wine tastings at 2 different wineries in Napa Valley with my sister during our girls’ getaway weekend – Kelham Vineyards and Vine Cliff Vineyards. We had a wonderful experience at both vineyards. Even though it was just after the harvest season, and most of the grapes were picked, we thoroughly enjoyed walking through the fields of grapevines. There were still some grapes left hanging on the vines, so of course [...]

Magical Memories: Wine Tasting in Napa Valley2013-11-26T15:11:11-04:00

New Orleans with kids

2013-12-09T21:36:41-04:00

I’ve been to New Orleans several times with other adults, but when my nine-year-old son chose this destination for a mother/son trip, I thought “Why not?” New Orleans is full of fun, interesting and educational things to do with your kids. One of our first stops was City Park. They have a playground area named Storyland, where all the play equipment has been designed by Mardi Gras float makers. It’s a lot of fun for the kids to play, while [...]

New Orleans with kids2013-12-09T21:36:41-04:00

Beautiful, other worldly Iceland

2013-12-06T09:06:47-04:00

People would ask me “Where are you going for your honeymoon?” and I knew what they were envisioning: warm beaches, swimsuits, and umbrella drinks. Then I’d answer them: “Iceland!” We went to Iceland in mid-October for our honeymoon. Yes, it’s cold there, but not crazy-cold. Temps in mid-October were around 40F, so we were quite comfortable in jeans and jackets. We flew IcelandAir nonstop from Boston to Reykjavik (the capital), which took only about five hours, and arrived at 7:00am, [...]

Beautiful, other worldly Iceland2013-12-06T09:06:47-04:00