5 Ways to Survive an Airport Layover


I am currently on a flight from Jacksonville to Seattle, with a three-hour layover in Atlanta. To be honest, I wasn’t that excited about my three-hour layover at the Atlanta airport – it has always been so blah to me. But come to find out, it’s not that bad if you know what to do. […]

5 Romantic Cruise Destinations

The Dominican Republic is a well known vacation spot.

A certain naughty book has become all the rage (50 Shades of Gray). You know which one I mean, the one with all those shades of gray. While it’s inspired a movie now, it’s also inspired couples to seek out more romance in their everyday lives – and on vacation. So, to save you some […]

5 First Impressions of St. Thomas

Pulling into Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

According to Wikipedia, a ‘first impression’ is “the event when one person first encounters another person and forms a mental image of that person.” But, first impressions aren’t just for people; they can be for places too. Do you remember your first impression of your cruise ship? Or the first port you stopped at? Do […]

Getting to Paradise Island from Nassau


Everyone wants to get a glimpse of the Atlantis on Paradise Island when they dock in Nassau, Bahamas. While it is possible to see it from the ship, there are ways to get closer to it without having to pay an arm and a leg to do the water park. Sightseeing can be just as […]

5 More Things to Bring on a Cruise


When you cruise, there’s a lot you need to remember to pack. Formal clothes, swim clothes, your kid’s clothes, toiletries, sunscreen and… well, you get the idea. Most cruisers tend to remember these items. But, it’s the little things you remember to bring that make the biggest impact. Here are 5 ‘little’ things to bring […]

Getting to Trunk Bay from Cruise Ship

Trunk Bay from the observation point.

Recently I had a chance to take a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise and St. Thomas was one of the stops along the way. Though St. Thomas can be amazing, thanks to almost every Kenny Chesney song, my heart was set on visiting St. John. But where in St. John was I going to go? I […]

6 Ways to see San Juan on a Budget

Free drinks at the Bacardi Plant.

If your cruise ship docks in San Juan, Puerto Rico you can spend the day without breaking the bank. There is something around every corner in Old San Juan from when you first enter the harbor til you walk off the ship. Here are some ways to experience San Juan on a budget: 1. $10 […]

Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance


Recently we received a listener question about travel insurance and the possibility of canceling their upcoming trip. Question I will soon be booking a cruise for July 2015. There are 7 people in my family so we are getting 2 cabins. My question is 3 of the kids are grown, 22, 24 and 25. I […]

5 Caribbean Beaches for your Christmas Card

Trunk Bay in St. John, USVI.

Have you ever thought about how to have an amazing Christmas card photo? Look no further than your next family cruise vacation. You’ve gone a ton of options to snap that winning shot to share with family and friends during a cold, snowy December. Here’s how your next cruise can provide that just-right setting for […]

7 First Time Cruise Mistakes


Every day thousands of first time cruisers embark on what will be a vacation of a lifetime. They’ll tweet about it, post a ton of photos on Facebook and Instagram them. One thing they might not know is they’re about to show everyone just how much of a cruise rookie they are. The following observations come […]