Packing Tips for an Amtrak Overnight Train Trip

Packing Tips for an Amtrak Overnight Train Trip

These Amtrak packing tips only need a little planning and careful packing. Imagine yourself ensconced in your cozy roomette or tad larger bedroom (with … View Post
What to Do in Seven Favorite Canada Cruise Ports

What to Do in Seven Favorite Canada Cruise Ports

Here’s what to see, do and taste in seven of Canada’s most-visited cruise ports Cruises to Canada rank really high on my … View Post
7 Tips If You Plan to Book Your Own Shore Excursions

7 Tips If You Plan to Book Your Own Shore Excursions

Reserving your own shore excursions can be daunting… especially if it’s your first time. Whether it’s your first visit to a new … View Post
Seven Stateroom Locations You Want to Avoid

Seven Stateroom Locations You Want to Avoid

Someone’s gotta get a stateroom location near the disco, but why you? A quick read through cruise lines’ glossy brochures and flashy websites … View Post
First Cruise?  Here’s 10 Ways to Avoid First-Time Cruise Jitters

First Cruise? Here’s 10 Ways to Avoid First-Time Cruise Jitters

Advice for your first cruise. Or even the fiftieth. You’ve paid for your first cruise in full, bought a new swim suit and … View Post
Lonely Planet New Cruise Port Guides Offer a Wealth of Info

Lonely Planet New Cruise Port Guides Offer a Wealth of Info

Whether you’ve cruised a few dozen times or it’s your first cruise, figuring out what to do in cruise ports can be … View Post
Five Good Reasons to Take Your Cruise Line’s Shore Excursion

Five Good Reasons to Take Your Cruise Line’s Shore Excursion

I’m not one to always follow the crowd. Many times in port, I forego the cruise line shore excursion and explore the downtown … View Post
Five Things to Know Cruising Solo on a Transatlantic Crossing

Five Things to Know Cruising Solo on a Transatlantic Crossing

This isn’t your typical cruise. Not long ago, I cruised solo onboard Holland America’s Koningsdam across the Atlantic Ocean en route to … View Post
Best Places to See Sail Away from Port Canaveral

Best Places to See Sail Away from Port Canaveral

Where to find the best views for sail away from Port Canaveral Whether you live near Port Canaveral, visit the area or stay in … View Post
How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard

Traveling abroad can be a lot of fun, but as you’d guess, it can also be very expensive. On top of that, if … View Post
5 Really Good Reasons Not to Book a Balcony Stateroom

5 Really Good Reasons Not to Book a Balcony Stateroom

Don’t go financially overboard when selecting your stateroom. Sure, we all love to splurge from time to time. Unfortunately for most of us, … View Post

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