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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Just one look at the Oasis of the Seas and you know this ship is unlike anything out there! Weighing in at 225 tons, the Oasis of the Seas comes close to being the largest ship in the world! Her sister ship, Allure of the Seas has her beat — by five centimeters. No worries, […]

Napa Valley

  Napa Valley is a renowned wine‑producing region north of San Francisco, with hundreds of vineyards set amid rolling hills. Its wineries range from small, family-run estates to landmarks such as Robert Mondavi Winery, offering summertime concerts and year-round tastings. 
This was my first trip to Napa and I really enjoyed it. There is really […]

Vegas BABY! Red Rock and the Hoover Dam

Recently did a quick trip to Vegas for a convention and I must say it does NOT disappoint!   We stayed a few nights at the Westin Lake Las Vegas to relax a bit before we hit the strip! This property is about 30 minutes from the strip and I do recommend a car. It […]

Sandals La Source Grenada

Sandals La Source Grenada This was our last visit on our Mega Fam and I must add it was the most stunning! Sandals operates resorts in seven Caribbean islands but Grenada is said to be the finest and aims at a high level of luxury. I absolutely agree! If you are looking for something a […]

Beaches Turks & Caicos

Absolute Caribbean envy… Beaches Resorts in the Turks and Caicos is the Ultimate All inclusive Getaway! Located in exotic Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos which I may add is also ranked one of the top ten best scuba diving destinations in the world so you KNOW the beaches are AMAZING!! This is truly […]

A Visit to Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort!

Splash back to the 1950’s and 60’s for endless family fun at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. From the moment you arrive, you will be taken back to the iconic beach resorts of the era. With a hip, vintage look, the resort offers 1,800 on-site rooms – including 900 family suites and 900 standard guest […]

Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas

I sailed aboard the Enchantment of the Seas on a quick Bahamas girls getaway this past September! Very convenient from Port Canaveral and so much fun!  The ports on our itinerary included Nassau, Bahamas and Royal Caribbean’s private Island Coco Cay! (Fabulous snorkeling here) See all the pics here…. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151743803303853.1073741844.142061353852&type=1&l=3445f30777  

Think Beyond the Beach!

Think Beyond the Beach!  Sometimes a beach is all that you want…your time in the sand and sun….and a frosty drink in your hand but sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and your predictable all inclusive experience. It is important to learn and experience the local culture, their way of life, understanding […]

Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas….My Review

Jewel of the Seas For my 11th cruise I sailed on the Jewel of the Seas this past December. We arrived at the port around 11:30. We gave our bags to the porters and then headed into the terminal, check-in was a breeze! With our passports and Set Sail Pass in hand we proceeded to […]

Rick’s Cafe

As some you may know I recently returned from a work trip to Jamaica. I don’t want to go into too much detail here but there are plenty of pictures and info on my facebook page so if our interested check it out there! We did 14 hotel inspections! so lots to see! On my […]

A hidden treasure…Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida

We were originally heading to Treasure island when with a spur of the moment decision we decided to turn left instead of right! Ahhhhhh and we are HAPPY we did! From the broad white sand beaches here you can see the pink towers of St. Pete Beach’s sprawling Don CeSar Beach Resort to the north. […]