On a Nassau Bahamas cruise, you’ll have lots of shore excursions to choose from. And if you want a relaxing beach day, pampered in quiet luxury, the British Colonial Hilton Nassau Day Pass is the best choice. I’ve been to Nassau many times and have tried a number of private shore excursions there. Compared to […]
The 7 Day Cruise Packing List: An essential cruise wardrobe guide
Updated March 2023 Knowing what to pack for a 7 day cruise can be overwhelming, especially for first time cruisers, so a cruise packing checklist like we have here really helps. With this cruise packing checklist, you will know how to pack for a 7 day Caribbean cruise so so you don’t forget the important […]
The best Cozumel excursions for your Mexico vacation
Whether you’re looking for Cozumel shore excursions for your Caribbean cruise or planning a Mexico vacation to the Cozumel area, there are so many things to do in Cozumel! Cozumel is an island just off the coast of Mexico, close to the popular tourist areas of Tulum, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. When planning a […]
Cruise Essentials: Cruise cabin must haves for an awesome vacation!
We took our first cruise long before Pinterest — or blogging — was a thing, so I didn’t have a handy list of cruise essentials to help me pack for a Caribbean cruise. There was no convenient cruise packing list to make planning easy! Though, our travel agent did provide a general list of things […]
Ultimate Girls’ Getaway: Why weekend cruises are perfect for BFFs
When life at home gets crazy, a girls’ getaway is the cure! And what’s better than a cruise, where all the planning, cooking and cleaning is done for you? My husband knows this and sent me on a fabulous girls’ getaway cruise with a dear friend. You know the kind of friend who you can […]
See Cozumel the fun way: Omar’s VW Buggy Tour
On our cruise this spring, we had a scheduled stop in Cozumel. Rob and I had been there once before (1993), but we had just graduated from grad school, so it was a low budget cruise. All we did was wander the shops near port. So, this time, we knew we wanted to take […]
Celebrity cruises for teens: Ellie’s teen review!
We took a spring break cruise on Celebrity Equinox, unsure whether Celebrity cruises for teens was a good idea. We know that Celebrity cruises are a “step up” from the popular Royal Caribbean Cruise Line — a bit more luxury on a smaller ship. But, when planning our trip, the Celebrity Cruises website only mentioned […]
Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises: Which cruise line is the best?
Spring break 2019 is in the books, and it’s going to be tough to beat! We took a 7 night Western Caribbean cruise on the Celebrity Equinox, cruising from Miami to visit the ports of Key West, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Grand Cayman. This was my tenth cruise, but my first on Celebrity Cruise Line’s […]
Disney Cruise Line: 6 tips to stretch your vacation budget
You’ve compared the cruise lines and decided to take the plunge — Disney Cruise Line it is. Or maybe you’re on the fence, and a few tips for planning a Disney cruise on a budget might just sway you. Either way, we’ve got you covered. I discovered these 6 budget stretching tips for Disney Cruise Line […]
9 tips for healthy eating on a cruise
A couple weeks before a girlfriends’ getaway cruise, I got a tough medical diagnosis — not fatal, but serious. For my recovery, it was important that I eat healthy. For a couple days after the diagnosis, I was freaked out. Is healthy eating on a cruise even possible? But then I thought about all the […]