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The question is do you need cruise insurance for your ridiculously expensive trip? Yes, YOU DO. Definitely.

Do You NEED Cruise Insurance? Yes, you do!

The question is, do you need cruise insurance when you go on a cruise?  The answer is YES, you definitely do!  At least that’s my two cents worth.  Especially considering that many cruise insurance policies are less than $100/person, it definitely seems like a smart move.   I LOVE cruises and fortunately, we’ve never been injured […] Read more…

I have 7 items you may not have thought of to bring on your next cruise.

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 […] Read more…

Traveling with Nature Made® Dual Action Probiotics

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  All opinions expressed in my post are my own. Now that winter is over, we are coming into travel season.  I frequently write about travel, particularly cruises and they are my most popular posts.  So, when I was asked to […] Read more…

If you are going on a cruise soon, you'll want to watch for these rookie mistakes.

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. […] Read more…

Our first trip to Yellowstone was fantastic. We had a great guide to show us all the great places to see.

Our First-time Trip to Yellowstone

Last week, my husband and I had a fun vacation.  Bizarrely enough, neither one of us had ever been to Yellowstone before, or even to any National Park.  We are such indoor people it seems kind of pointless to live in Utah surrounded by some of the best scenery in the country.  It’s like we’re […] Read more…

A humorous look at the difference in packing for a trip between men and women.

Packing for a Trip – Women vs. Men

  I’m smack in the middle of packing for two different trips – I’m unpacking from a business trip last week to California at the same time that I am packing for a blog conference coming up in just 3 days.  Yes, this is when Adrian’s Crazy Life gets far too crazy, so I thought […] Read more…

6 things you don't want to do on a Cruise, unless you want to be the MOST disliked passenger on the ship!

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 […] Read more…

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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 […] Read more…

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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 […] Read more…

25 Fabulous Tips on Packing for a Cruise

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 […] Read more…

The POWER of SMALL Rewards

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 […] Read more…

I've got some seriously helpful tips about how to be more organized in the morning for you and your kids. Check it out - can't hurt, might help

How to Start off your Morning being More Organized

Mornings can be such a hectic time.  After thirty-something years of raising a herd of ADHD boys, I’ve learned a thing or two about being more organized in the mornings.  Maybe these tips will help you get your mornings off to a more organized start also. I have to be honest, sometimes I am a […] Read more…

Organizing for a Trip

Organizing for a Trip

Since I just got back from my trip to DC, travel packing is on my mind.  I’m actually something of a fanatic about packing – I can’t stand to be without something I might need, so I really put a lot of thought and effort into it when I pack for a trip.   TIMING – […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…