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Voyage thru the Inside Passage of Glacier Bay, Alaska

Voyage thru the Inside Passage of Glacier Bay, Alaska

Alaska. The last frontier. Well that is how we in the “States” classify our 49th and largest state. There is so much to see on this frontier a trip Alaska can include taking a cruise along the southeastern coasts or visits to National Parks such as Denali to even visiting Barrow the northern edge. Couple […]

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Something New – One Sustainable Way to Take the Stress out of Packing with prAna

Something New – One Sustainable Way to Take the Stress out of Packing with prAna

Packing for an adventure can be stressful for some, yet for others it can be an enjoyable experience. Yes, it is true, we can actually enjoy packing for an adventure. It’s all about using the proper mindset and maybe a little “life force” can help. My lessons on packing started early in life. My childhood […]

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Sailing From Costa Maya at Sunset

The benefit of the balcony room on a cruise ship is the view of the ocean. The opportunity experience the seas and watch the world pass by at any point of the day, especially at sunset. To experience the sunset at sea from the comforts of your cabin is a highlight from every cruise I’ve […]

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A Trip to Paradise… One of the Beaches of Cozumel, Mexico

A Trip to Paradise… One of the Beaches of Cozumel, Mexico

One of the biggest decisions in Cozumel, the Mexico Caribbean destination island paradise is which beach club to visit when you plan to take a beach day. On my last visit when sailing on the NCL Getaway, I debated it for a while (over a cerveza) and eventually selected Paradise Beach. There are plenty of […]

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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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