The Liebster Award 2017

The Liebster Award 2017

I am so proud to be the recipient of the 2017 Leibster Award for new blogs!  I was nominated by Kathy Raynes of The Quiet Cruiser – this site is full of tips for new cruisers as well as fantastic cruise and port reviews.  And also by Cynthia Mackintosh of Mackintosh Travels – this is a family travel blog where they share their experiences and tips for destinations around the world.  Both are great travel blogs so please check them out! WHAT IS…

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Great Read for Your Next Cruise: ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’

Great Read for Your Next Cruise: ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’

Do you enjoy reading a good book while on a cruise?  I do, so I am always looking for the next great read.  I am a lover of audiobooks, so I take my phone and earbuds to the very back of the ship and watch the tail the ship is making in the water and enjoy a good story.  So what about a story set on a cruise ship???  ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’ by Ruth Ware is a great…

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Norwegian Breakaway is Moving to New Orleans

Norwegian Breakaway is Moving to New Orleans

We are getting a new cruise ship that will port in Louisiana… The Norwegian Breakaway will be leaving its current home of New York City (The Big Apple) and moving to New Orleans (The Big Easy) in November 2018.  This will be the largest ship ever to sail from our home port.  And guess who will be on the first sailing???  That’s right, we will!  Biggest ship we have ever seen I only found out about this repositioning a few…

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!! 3 Part Giveaway for Reaching 3K Subscribers on YouTube

GIVEAWAY TIME!!! 3 Part Giveaway for Reaching 3K Subscribers on YouTube

Our family is beyond excited to reach the milestone of 3,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel!!!  So it’s GIVEAWAY TIME! We have planned a special 3 part giveaway for this 3K milestone.  We are so grateful to everyone who has helped us to grow our channel and we LOVE all of the feedback and comments we receive.  This is our way of saying ‘thank you’! Giveaway #1 – Cruise themed giveaway We picked up several items on Cozumel on our…

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CRUISE LIFE: Dinner & an 80’s Show… Yes Please! – Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Dinner & an 80’s Show… Yes Please! – Carnival Dream

Evenings aboard a cruise ship are all that you make of them!  There are so many options for eating, drinking and entertainment it is truly a matter of deciding what is right for you. Tonight is our favorite show on a Carnival cruise… 80’s Pop to the Max! After which we have a ball as the party continues at the Michael Jackson Showdown. We love dinner time! After spending the day in Belize we were starving and ready for dinner…

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Disneyland Through the Eyes of a First Timer

Disneyland Through the Eyes of a First Timer

We are traveling to Disneyland for the first time ever and we are beyond excited!  Not only is this our first trip to the ‘original’ Happiest Place on Earth but Jason and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this week! So since this is a special anniversary trip, we are traveling without the kids.  Once we have them well secured at their grandparents’ house we start our travel day.   We begin our adventure After some crazy heavy rain…

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What to do in Belize: Goff’s Caye & Snorkeling the Second Largest Barrier Reef

What to do in Belize: Goff’s Caye & Snorkeling the Second Largest Barrier Reef

How many different boat rides can you take in one day???  Well in Belize… a lot!  This is a shallow port so you take a tender boat to shore and then hop on another boat to go out on your excursion.  We have a great day planned with a trip to Goff’s Caye.  We chose this because of the uniqueness of this teeny tiny island and the amazing snorkeling.  Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world and…

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FUNKTOBERFEST: Craft Beer & Music Festival

FUNKTOBERFEST: Craft Beer & Music Festival

We had a great first experience this past weekend at Funktoberfest! 2017 was the third annual event but it was our first time attending. Jason and I thought we were doing good by arriving right at the start time of 3:00 but we could see that there was already a nice size crowd as parking was near full. We turned in our paper tickets for wristbands and headed into the event. As you walk in you are greeted by the…

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CRUISE LIFE: CLUE: Murder Mystery on Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: CLUE: Murder Mystery on Carnival Dream

Having seen the press release when Carnival first released Clue: Murder Mystery on their ships, I was extremely excited to see this in person and play along! We were already in the theater as we wanted to see both shows that night and we held on to our front row seats. We were given a folder with the details of how the game is played and who the suspects are. Your job as a detective is to figure out where…

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CRUISE LIFE: Relaxing Poolside & Fantastic Comedy/Magic Show on Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Relaxing Poolside & Fantastic Comedy/Magic Show on Carnival Dream

Sometimes you need to just sit back and relax… After an early rise and a full day in port in Cozumel this is exactly what we needed. What better way to relax than to take a shower to get all of the sand off of you – that sand sure does get in places it shouldn’t be in – grab a bite eat and sit in the shade by the pool and feel the cool Caribbean breeze blowing on your face. It…

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