7 Best Cruise Ports in the Eastern Caribbean

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A long time ago, in an ocean not so far away, I took my first cruise. It was an Eastern Caribbean itinerary and I was instantly smitten with cruising and the places we visited. Here are some fun facts and info about 7 popular Eastern Caribbean ports of call and dipping down to the Southern […]

Free Cruise Money: Your Guide to Onboard Credit (OBC)

Onboard credit (OBC) is basically free money that you get to spend during the course of your cruise vacation. And, given the fact we all like free money, it’s worth taking a little time to discuss various ways that you can get some. Two Different Types Of Onboard Credit Refundable: Any unspent portion will be returned […]

How Much Cruise Spending Money Do I Need

It’s vacation time! You’ve paid for your cruise and booked your flight. But, while you’re ready to go right now, your bank account still has some work to do. You need to figure out just how much spending money to budget for your time on the ship. Before we get to the key points, make SURE […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Passport


Protecting your passport is one of the most important things to do on your vacation. Your passport is truly your passport to the world and back again. Without it though, you may run into some unplanned problems. 5 Ways to Protect Your Passport 1. Copy It Don’t leave home without a copy of your passport. […]

5 Things I’ve Missed About Cruising

Confession: This cruise-aholic hasn’t been cruising in over 2 years. For real, two long years going on almost 3 years. So, I’m definitely looking forward to getting back onboard. 5 Things I’ve Missed About Cruising 1. Disconnecting We’re such a connected culture today. When I started sailing over 10 years ago, onboard internet was limited, […]

Best Quotes about Cruising and Travel

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Are you on a cruise ship right now? If so, stop reading this and get back to that vacation! For the rest of us, here are some of our favorite cruise quotes and photos to give you a quick ‘mini-vacation’ and motivate you to plan your next adventure! Twenty years from now you will be […]

The Ultimate Guide to Panama

One of Latin America’s chicest destinations, Panama, offers a heady mix of old world colonial charm and idyllic paradise beaches interspersed with futuristic skyscrapers such as the world-renowned F&F Tower (El Tornillo). In other places, this clash of architecture, beach appeal, and rich culture might not work, but Panama successfully meshes these unique elements into […]

7 Ways to Cruise Cheaper

A cruise vacation and all its memories are priceless. Paying for the vacation shouldn’t be. With a little research and planning, you can find some great deals and ways to save money. Here are 7 of our favorite ways to cruise cheaper: 1. Set a price drop alert at cruiseline.com. Prices change all the time […]

The 12 Days of Cruising: 2 Exciting New Ships

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me: 2 stunning new cruise ships. What better way to celebrate the New Year than with new cruise ships? Here are 2 ships that will keep the wonder and joy of the season all year long in 2017. 1. MSC Meraviglia Wonder. That’s what […]

The 12 Days of Cruising: 4 Amazing Private Islands

Santa baby, I really wanna yacht, And really that’s not a lot…” Even though I’ve been exceptionally good this year, I don’t think Santa is bringing me a yacht or private island to go with it. Since I don’t really want 4 Calling Birds, my true love game me 4 amazing private islands to visit […]