Juneau Dog Sled Adventure

During our cruise, one of the ports was Juneau, we booked a Dog Sled Adventure Tour, where we drove through the Tongass National Rainforest to get to a mushers camp, we were pulled on a summer sled by some excited Alaskan Huskies and Malamutes and learned about the sport of dog mushing by an experienced […]

Cuba

The opportunity to experience the culture of Cuba is one that is destined to make a lasting impression.  An American passport provides entree into nearly anywhere in the world…and now, for the first time in over half a century, Cuba is on that list. Havana nights, hazy with humidity, steamy with its famous coffee, hot […]

Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The exquisite and atypical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí are showcased throughout the city.  Work on the Sagrada Familia began in March 1882, based on a neo-gothic design by the architect Francisco de Paula […]

Cannes

Cannes, a glitzy resort town on the French Riviera is famed for its international film festival.  Life in Cannes is a bit wild during these two weeks in May, when scores of paparazzi, industry bigwigs and the world’s biggest stars are in town for the famous film festival. Avoid it if you can. The remainder […]

Brilliance of the Seas

So I’m not gonna lie… I’m a mega ship kinda girl! Give me the the Allure, Oasis even the Epic and I’m good. The bigger the better! I want options and lots of them. I want rock climbing walls, zip lining, ice skating, boxing, over the ocean pirate planks and whatever else they can think […]

Rome

Rome, the Eternal city. For being 25 centuries old it still has a modern almost American feel. The fact that you can get WiFi in the shadow of a 2000 year old ruin kinda sums things up. There is so much to see! as you know. I do recommend seeing what you want and moving on […]

Cinque Terre

I have finally made it to what has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. In a corner of the Italian Riviera between Genoa and Pisa are five villages carved out of mountainous terrain. It is what fairy tales are made of! It has been on my list of MUST visit since I […]

Venice really needs no introduction.

Build a city of marble palaces on a lagoon and you will have the most unique and surreal city in the world. This floating city consists of a group of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. No matter how many photographs, films or paintings you’ve seen the reality is so much […]

Paris

Paris is the most visited city in the world. The City of Light, the city with a certain je ne sais quoi, and according to the millions of visitors each and every year it hasn’t lost its luster. I spent 4 days here and it was perfect! Saw about everything on my list. Almost. We […]

Royalton Bavaro

I had a chance to visit the Dominican Republic this month for a few resort inspections and to stay at the all new Royalton Bavaro. This property opened just over 2 months ago. This is a family friendly resort (more on that to come) on Bavaro Beach, which is absolutely beautiful! We are talking soft […]

Whale Sharks in Isla Mujeres

    Isla Mujeres and her visitors are blessed once a year with the world’s most amazing opportunity to experience Whale Sharks in their natural habitat! Whale sharks are the largest fish on the planet. These gentle giants are filter-feeders and are harmless to humans.   (Open mouth beauty photo credit Dzeni H) They reach […]

ARUBA!

I recently explored Aruba otherwise known as the happy island! The island is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, with a total area of 70 square miles. Located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, the climate is dry, so rarely is there a rainy day. On the south and west coasts of […]

Norwegian Getaway

JUST SAILED… the Norwegian Getaway in October and truly enjoyed the ship. I am a NCL fan so that is no surprise! This ship is ALL Miami, and that’s exactly what Norwegian Cruise Line was going for when they built it. The hull’s art is designed by Miami artist David “LEBO” Le Batard. The painting […]

RIU Palace Peninsula-All Inclusive

Last month I stayed at the RIU Palace Peninsula for a few nights while doing resort inspections in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. This property opened in 2012 and has 562-rooms and an amazing beachfront view! This is the newest of the Riu’s Cancun properties. The beach location is stunning and it is surrounded by […]

All Girls Getaway aboard the Emerald Princess

A feel of the classic Mediterranean in the Caribbean!   She debuted in 2007, one of the fleets largest ships with 900 balconies.  An upgrade in 2015 helped the ship maintain its public areas and she received the new Princess Luxury bed (amazing). Emerald Princess has a classic European piazza feel. The ship’s atrium has […]