7 Must-Have Items for a Great Cruise Experience

Cruises are such wonderful experiences, but especially if you are new to cruising, it’s often difficult to figure out what you do or don’t need.  It’s interesting to figure out the right balance between comfort, style and luggage space!  Thankfully, I’ve done the homework for you to determine what the BEST items are to ensure […]

Rookie Mistakes People Make on a Cruise

It’s prime cruise season and my friend at work just got back from a Jamaica cruise.  Apart from being horribly jealous, it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write this post about all the rookie mistakes I see people making on cruises.  Maybe it will help you as you are planning your own cruise. […]

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6 Things NOT to Do on a Cruise

  We’ve been on several cruises now and usually we meet terrific people onboard the ships.  However, there are a few people who are memorable for all the wrong reasons.  So, just for giggles, I came up with a few ideas for rules I’d love to post on a ship for things NOT to do […]

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Enjoy a Cruise Without Going Broke or Getting FAT

    I just finished yet another cruise last week, so while I was on board, I was thinking of you guys and picking up little tips I’d like to share with you.  A cruise can be SO much fun, but they can be a LOT less expensive if you follow these few simple tips. CUT CRUISE […]

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My Blogger’s Cruise with the Six Sisters

I went on a great trip last week.  I was delighted to have a cruise to Mexico.  It was a special blogger’s cruise to sunny Cozumel.  I’ve always wanted to go on one.  Cruising in my favorite type of travel, but I’ve always wanted to go with a big group of girlfriends, so I decided […]

25 Fabulous Tips on Packing for a CRUISE

I am headed out next week for a Western Caribbean cruise with some of my blogger buddies including the divine Six Sisters from the recipe site Six Sisters Stuff.  I’ve been on several cruises over the years, so I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work and I wanted to share some of my BEST tips […]

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The POWER of small REWARDS

I wanted to post this post in honor of my upcoming Power of You cruise with the Six Sisters and Alicia Richmond from Chic on a Shoestring.  This is a post from my Facebook friend and favorite financial advisor Chellie Campbell. I am fascinated with her concept of the power of small rewards. By the […]

More Fabulous Caribbean Cruise Pictures

We did have one big bummer on the cruise.  We were supposed to have a day in Grand Turk, but the weather was bad.  It was sunny and pretty, but there were severe winds.  The captain tried 3 times to bring the ship in, but he couldn’t get it in there safely.  We understood that […]

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Cruises

Just got home from our cruise with Carnival a couple of days ago.  Oh man, what a blast!  I think that is the most fun week we’ve ever had! Formal night in the ship’s Ivanhoe theater My husband doing Karaoke with a friend we met on the ship.  Pretty awesome! Ironically, I’m the more musical […]

More Cruise Pictures – Formal Night

We didn’t take a lot of pictures of the ship. Now, I wish I had so I could show you how ugly the decor was on the ship. Some of it wasn’t bad, but most of it was really pretty ghastly. Lots of red marble with purple neon and overly eye-catching accent pieces.  However, they […]

Cruise Pictures – St. Thomas Excursions

Saint Thomas was hands down our favorite island. It was beautiful and peaceful, the people were very nice and not pushy at all, and we really enjoyed our day there. We would love to come back and just spend a week or so hanging around there. We had a VERY busy day planned. Tony’s Parasailing […]

1st Cruise Excursion – Half Moon Cay

I finally got some more pictures developed, so I thought I’d share them with you. Here are some pictures from our first port of call – Half Moon Cay, pronounced Key. This is a beautiful little private island owned by Carnival and Holland America. The weather looked a little dicey in the morning and it […]