5 Things to Know Before You Cruise


It’s almost time for your cruise vacation. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got the countdown clock going and you’re ready to board the ship and set sail on vacation. So before you head out, here are five things to know before you cruise: 1. Gratuities aren’t included. For the entire length of your cruise, […]

5 Obvious Caribbean Cruise Tips


I’ve been to the Caribbean dozens of times, and with every trip comes more knowledge about this beautiful and exotic region. On my last sailing on Carnival Freedom I was reminded of these five Caribbean cruise tips: READ OUR CARNIVAL FREEDOM REVIEW HERE 1. Research your ports. Make sure you know what you do when you get to port. […]

6 Photo Tips for Sunsets

A Seattle sunset in front of the Wheel.

Sunsets – enjoying the stunning views of the sun slowly slipping away as you sail in the middle of the ocean. This is one of the very best parts of a cruise vacation. But capturing that moment on film (or SD card) can be tricky. Photography’s one of those things that can seem overwhelmingly complicated. […]

6 Free Public Beaches in Nassau


While Nassau, Bahamas is known for its world class resorts, junkanoo culture and as a setting for many film projects (including Casino Royale), it’s also a great place to retreat and relax. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to find the right place for relaxation; you can visit some of the best […]

Uber Easy Alternative to Cabs in the City

Email confirmation from Uber.

Seattle is an expensive city – as is every other major city out there. For months I’ve been seeing my friends post on Facebook and Twitter about Uber, this peer-to-peer cab service that lets you hail a cab with the push of a button. Pretty brilliant. I never thought I’d ever use it, it just […]

5 Things to do in Grand Turk


The largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk is home to the territory’s capital (Cockburn Town), idyllic beaches and the largest Margaritaville in the Caribbean. Even though it’s a small island, it’s big on options for your visit. Here are 5 of our favorite things to do in Grand Turk: Grand Turk […]

6 Quiet Places on Your Cruise Ship


One of the most beautiful things about taking a cruise: you have so many options. You can choose to participate in all the activities and be at the center of the action. Or, you can choose to simply relax NS enjoy being away from it all. If relaxation’s your game, here are 6 quiet places […]

5 Things to do in Aruba


I’ve wanted to go to Aruba since I first heard the Beach Boys’ Kokomo as a child. I finally made it there a few years ago and it totally lived up to my expectations. Aruba’s seen a share of bad press in the recent years – through no fault of their own – but I […]

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. […]