Booking Your Cruise with the Right Travel Agent – Who to Choose?

It’s time to start thinking of that perfect vacation, where you can turn off your phone, forget about your email and relax in that perfect deck chair by the pool.  If your heart is set on a great cruise vacation, what’s your first step? (more…)

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Ten Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

The anticipation is rising, and you just can’t wait to get away on that dream vacation you’ve been planning.  There’s just one little thing nagging at you: what about your house?  Do you have a home safety plan in place? (more…)

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We Do! How to Get Married on a Cruise

What could be more romantic than exchanging wedding vows as the sun goes down over the brilliant Caribbean Sea?  You stand barefoot in the soft sand, warm breezes gently rustling your gown, with the sound of the waves lapping the beach, and the love of your life holding your hand and promising you forever. (more…)

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Taking Care of Your Pets – What To Do When You’re Away

You know you’re going to have the best time on your Caribbean cruise.  You’ve been dreaming of all that sunshine and fantastic food for months.  But while you’re relaxing in the warm tropical breeze, who’s home looking after Fido or Fluffy? (more…)

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How To Lose Weight While Eating Like Royalty On a Cruise – Book Review

I had the opportunity this week of reading Michael Webb’s ebook How To Lose Weight While Eating Like Royalty On a Cruise. That’s a pretty bold claim; so does he deliver the goods? (more…)

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Booking Shore Excursions – the Best Adventures at the Best Value

While a cruise on the open ocean can be the perfect vacation, often the best part of your trip can be the adventures you have on land.

From swimming with dolphins in Cozumel to kayaking in Ketchikan, shore excursions can be the most memorable part of any cruise.  But high costs, a dizzying array of choices, and high-pressure sales can take all the fun out of choosing the perfect shore excursions.

The idea of vacation is to maximize the fun, and minimize the expense and the stress, so here are some tips to take the hassle, and the cost, out of making the most of your vacation. (more…)

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Packing Do’s and Don’ts – What to Bring, and What to Leave at Home

Every trip, we all say it. We’re not going to over pack this time. But, good packing is an art form, and if you’re new to cruising, you may have a lot of questions about what to bring.

So here is some practical advice on what you need, what you may want, and what you should leave behind.

Luggage: You will have to store it in your room. So, if you’re a family of four, each bringing two hard-shell bags large enough to serve as emergency rafts, (more…)

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