Family Travel | All the Family Comes Along

Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer too. So, other than holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas ...

2019-06-14T12:43:57+00:00

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

Have you enjoyed a traditional British tea in your travels? If not, you are missing out on a delightful custom. You don’t have to visit the British Isles to partake of this meal as many hotels, restaurants and cruise lines offer their version.

2019-04-17T18:00:12+00:00

Leaving Social Media Behind on Your Travels

Your Electronic Device and Social Media. Social media: you either love it to the point of being addicted to your devices or deplore what it has done to face-to-face socializing. Either way, it is having a huge impact on our daily lives, and on our special moments.

2018-06-12T15:54:46+00:00

Cruiser’s Dining Options

A great deal of attention to planning of one’s ocean cruise vacation often goes to the port days – the excursion(s) or not, and if so, which ones, the clothes and items to pack, and so on. Dining options are often way down the list. But choosing when ...

2018-05-30T16:29:14+00:00

Cruises Vs Resorts

You meet two kinds of vacationers – the ones who love to cruise and the ones who prefer their all inclusive resorts. These are some of the reasons you will hear most often by those who vacation year after year at resorts as to why they never want to cruise: I just want to lie [...]

2017-06-12T18:00:28+00:00

Does the Early Bird Get the Worm …or Not?

Advantages of Early Booking If you have been cruising for a long time, you probably don’t need to read this article. You've been booking your cruises well in advance – most of the time – so chances are, you are not going to change. But come-lately cruisers or those new cruisers accustomed to all inclusive [...]

2017-04-19T14:43:42+00:00

7 Travel Items You Should Have

Our Input on that Important Packing List Every experienced traveler has a go to list of items he or she would not travel without. Here is another take on that all important packing list whether you are going by land, sea or air: Keep this safe - and pack a copy or two! #7 [...]

2016-12-28T22:57:16+00:00

Everyone Loves Formal Night!

Ship Mates Forever Well almost everyone. I am not a real big fan of Formal Night. The concept is fine and once I am dressed and at dinner I’m fine. It’s kind of like flying. I don’t mind flying, it’s the process before flying that is bothersome. The fine customer service and care [...]

2016-12-28T22:57:17+00:00

Cruising with a Group

My own little "Family & Friends" Group of 44 people, Mexican Riviera Oct. 2008 One of the reasons that a cruise is a great vacation choice is that it offers something to please every passenger. With a variety of accommodations, menus, games, pools and hot tubs, gyms and spas, on-deck activities, clubs for [...]

2016-12-28T22:57:30+00:00