Cruising gets all-inclusive on MSC


Mr S and I used to cruise often. For those of us living near a port it can be both an inexpensive getaway and a way to see the world without having to switch hotel rooms and fly from country to country. When I cruised Europe last year I realized JUST how convenient it can […]

5 Secret Disney Cruise hacks!

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I’ve looked out at the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic a number of times from the balcony of my stateroom as we pull up along side her. On more than one occasion we had a similar itinerary, docking within minutes of the mouses ship. Since it’s usually just Mr. S and I traveling, we’ve […]

Whatever floats your boat

champagne on a tray

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 […]