Whatever floats your boat

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It would be a terribly boring world if we all liked the same thing. Think about it… We’d all wear pink lipstick George Clooney would star in every movie The only┬áice cream flavor stocked would be chocolate Champagne is the only wine (ok…that one I can live with) It’s been four months since I’ve been […]

A Day on the Carnival Dream


While I spent a bit more than 168 hours on board the Dream as their guest, I thought I’d just pick ONE of my days and let you in on a slice of it. Keep in mind that each day when you cruise brings NEW and FABULOUS…and that MY experience may be very different than […]

What to pack: the cruise carry-on

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I like to be prepared for my trips, and while I’m the queen of traveling with JUST a carry-on when I fly, just like the Girl Scout’s taught me I come PREPARED. For a 7-day cruise on the Carnival Dream – I PACKED, and then packed some more. With no one bag limit, I think […]

Carnival Dream top 10 list


Less than two weeks ago I was cruising the Eastern Caribbean on the Carnival Dream. When I return from a major press trip, I take a while to really gather my thoughts and impressions before writing. I do this because there may have been something that happened that wasn’t absolutely perfect, and I want to […]

Holiday Getaways – Princess

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Mr. S and I are big on giving experiences rather than gifts for the holidays. We also take the time to escape and relax from all of the craziness as soon as it’s all over. It used to be that at least ONCE a year, we’d drive down to the port in Fort Lauderdale and […]