River Cruising – An Inside Look

The popularity of river cruising, particularly in Europe, is growing rapidly.  We all have seen the television ads, read about them in magazine and I have attended more than a few training sessions from leading river cruising companies.  However, I wanted to hear more from someone who has river cruised multiple times.  Preferably someone who … Continue reading River Cruising – An Inside Look

My Favorite Places in Magical Venice

Venice is a family favorite, out of all the places we visited. We were there both before and after a wonderful Greek Island Cruise with Royal Caribbean. I will share more about that another time.  This was the first European location we showed our children, and it did not disappoint!   The lack of cars, … Continue reading My Favorite Places in Magical Venice

Celebrity Cruise – a Magnificent way to Explore the Mediterranean as a Family

A while back, we were looking for a great family trip that would satisfy our kids' (20 and 22) desire for lots of activity, great food and entertainment and my husband's and my desire to see more of Europe.  Cruising is a GREAT way to keep everyone happy!  I think it is one of the … Continue reading Celebrity Cruise – a Magnificent way to Explore the Mediterranean as a Family

St. Petersburg Splendors with Tauck

St. Petersburg is beautiful and fascinating and a personal favorite. We visited last summer as part of a Tauck tour. Tauck does an incredible job of arranging a trip so that you can have an immersive, interesting and fun time, taking care of every detail so that all one has to do is enjoy  the … Continue reading St. Petersburg Splendors with Tauck

ATV jungle tour- a fun RCCL excursion!

Over Christmas break we cruised on the Liberty of the Seas out of Galveston. When we stopped at Roatan, Honduras, our family of four opted for the ATV adventure . It was a lot of fun! The local operator was ATV Jungle Tour Mahogany Bay Roatan. Our guide was Alex.  When we were being instructed … Continue reading ATV jungle tour- a fun RCCL excursion!

Festive holidays on Royal Caribbean

This year we tried something new over the Christmas break.  The husband , two adult kids and I packed up, drove down to Galveston and took a Royal Caribbean western Caribbean cruise from December 26- January 2.  It was a whole new way to spend the holiday, and it was a lot of fun.  The … Continue reading Festive holidays on Royal Caribbean

Fun in the sun on RCCL Liberty – lots to do on the pool deck

Part of the fun of cruising on vacation is trying some new things on for size. The Liberty of the Seas has these two fun water slides up top on the bow of the ship. We had some laughs up there with our kids. I recommend trying it out!  If you have little ones, there … Continue reading Fun in the sun on RCCL Liberty – lots to do on the pool deck

Pre-Cruise in Galveston, Texas- Harbor House

   We recently took a holiday cruise out of the port of Galveston, Texas. There were several good options for hotel, but we ended up at the Harbor House located just steps from the cruise terminal. The best thing about this hotel was its location. We could easily walk to our ship in the morning. … Continue reading Pre-Cruise in Galveston, Texas- Harbor House

Nyhavn – a beautiful spot in old Copenhagen

  In June of this year, we were fortunate enough to spend a few days in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen.  Pictured here is one of our favorite spots.  It was so photogenic!  Nyhavn is a beautiful canal which runs down to the inner harbor.  Along both sides of the canal you will find quaint multicolored buildings, … Continue reading Nyhavn – a beautiful spot in old Copenhagen

A fun cruise stop over in Tallin (Estonia)

While on our Baltic tour last June, our ship stopped for a half day visit to Tallin, Estonia.  This is a very popular stop on most Baltic cruise itineraries.  The old town was our favorite part of the day's excursion, and my husband Mark and I had a lovely time walking around with our guide … Continue reading A fun cruise stop over in Tallin (Estonia)