Pre-Cruise Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port

By: Scott Lara Scott is a contributing guest while Doug is away on his seven-night Alaska cruise.  For many years, my wife Marty and I would just drive from our home in Jacksonville, Florida to Port Everglades the morning of our cruise to catch the ship. Never again. Traffic on I-95 can hold you up for […]

Five Tips to Finding Affordable Hotels

Everyone is looking to save some extra money when it comes to planning their vacation by booking an affordable hotel. If you’re cruising out of a major port like Miami, Boston, or New York City, chances are the room cost will put a hurting on your wallet,..unless you know where you’re looking. But on the […]


Staybridge Suites Orlando/International Drive 8480 International Drive Orlando, Florida 32819 This hotel is for you if you’re: a cruiser, need “roomy” hotel rooms, in need of a vacation, have a family. This hotel isn’t for you if: you prefer interior corridors (all rooms do face the inside and the perimeter is gated which is a […]