Category: Cruising

  • Preparing for common travel ailments

    Preparing for common travel ailments

    Nothing puts a damper on a vacation faster than getting sick. And because of the stress that travel puts on your body, sickness is sometimes more likely. Trying to explain your symptoms to a pharmacist that doesn’t speak your language can be rough. Luckily, you can prepare for the most common travel ailments by thinking…

  • When life passes you by… in a good way

    When life passes you by… in a good way

    Guest post by Liz Martinez.  Flashback to November, 2015. The kid threw up. (The step-kid, actually, so that made it worse). The laundry needed mucho attention. I needed a new car. I had to pay off my credit card. Then, the cat threw up, too. And oh, yea, I needed a job. About two years…

  • A weekend in San Antonio

    A weekend in San Antonio

    San Antonio is a great place to spend a couple of days, either as a weekend trip or as part of a larger vacation in conjunction with other major cities in Texas. You’ll find there’s a lot more to do there than remember the Alamo. Friday You’re in Texas, so kick off your stay in…

  • Croata-Italy ferries are actually cruises

    Croata-Italy ferries are actually cruises

    Having been on several hellish ferry trips through the Greek Islands, I was expecting our ferry from Croatia to Italy to be 12 hours of Dramamine high and no sleep. Actually, let me back up… When we loosely planned this tour of Europe, we needed to figure out a way to get from Croatia to…

  • Getting the most out of a Caribbean cruise

    Getting the most out of a Caribbean cruise

    Getting the most out of a Caribbean cruise really depends on what you want from it. Whether you’re cruising in order to spend a lot of time at your favorite island or in order to see all the exotic isles you’ve never been to, the trick to getting the most out of your cruise is…

  • How to avoid gaining weight on a cruise

    How to avoid gaining weight on a cruise

    Most people who have been on a cruise will tell you that the absolute best thing about it is the food. Forget the sights, the exotic locations, the relaxation. There’s nothing quite like having access to excellent food any time of day at no additional cost. Cruising is a unique kind of vacation that can…