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Swimming and Standing in the Sands of Stingray City off Grand Cayman

Swimming and Standing in the Sands of Stingray City off Grand Cayman

The location is often called a “city” yet no building exists, and in fact the only “bar” (another city staple in my eyes) consists of sand. Found in the waters of the North Sound off Grand Cayman, Stingray City is essentially a beach with crystal clear turquoise waters, soft white sand, and crowded with swimmers. […]

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An Excursion to Big French Key, Roatan, Honduras

An Excursion to Big French Key, Roatan, Honduras

BEACH THURSDAY IS BACK, LET’S STAY WARM THIS WINTER AND VISIT THE BEACH.

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300th Sunset Sunday at Sea Celebrating a 50th Anniversary

“Wow, look at the sunset,” I said walking out on the deck. Then a fellow passenger said, ” you just missed it,” but I knew I didn’t. None of us did. All dressed up we headed to the ceremony provided NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) Special Events on the 17th deck of the Getaway.  My parents […]

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10 First Impressions, 8 Travel Tips from 7 hours in Santiago de Cuba

10 First Impressions, 8 Travel Tips from 7 hours in Santiago de Cuba

Let’s play word association. Ready, “Cuba” Ok, what came to mind? Now how about if I said “Santiago de Cuba?”  Wait, where?  I suspect many of you thought of rum, cigars, coffee, classic cars and Castro when playing word association. But when I said Santiago de Cuba? Do you even know the name of a […]

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Viking Ships Return to the Americas, Episode 19 On Board the Viking Star

Viking Ships Return to the Americas, Episode 19 On Board the Viking Star

Viking Cruises, the popular river cruise company recently launched itself into the ocean liner industry and, the Viking Star, just christened in 2015 is now in the Americas entertaining a Caribbean cruise itinerary from its base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After its historic voyage, following the footsteps (or really the wake) of famous viking […]

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Sunrise Sunday – A New Day, Viking Ships “Return” to the Americas

Sunrise Sunday – A New Day, Viking Ships “Return” to the Americas

Viking Ships are back in America. Yes, Viking Cruises have positioned one of their ocean liners in the Americas. The relatively new Viking Star (christened in 2015) is taking up residency in the Caribbean. The cruise company that transformed the river cruise industry is now venturing into the ocean liner market with a release of […]

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Sailing to New Destinations with Holland America

Sailing to New Destinations with Holland America

I explored many new destinations with Holland America and on each of my two cruises on board the luxury cruise line my itinerary showcased dream destinations, dare I even say, bucket list destinations. My first voyage included a passage through the Panama Canal along with plenty of memorable Caribbean beaches and the second explored American’s […]

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Why European Cruises are Perfect for Short Breaks

Why European Cruises are Perfect for Short Breaks

Short breaks can be extremely beneficial, but knowing where to travel can be tricky. One fantastic option is to take a European cruise; this will show passengers historic continent, highlight many beautiful and diverse areas, allow you to recharge you batteries away from the day-to-day grind and enable you to indulge with fine food and […]

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