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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching

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Whales are one of the Earth’s largest mammals, the beauty of which is best seen in the open waters of the ocean. There are numerous destinations around the world where you can observe these gentle creatures swim, thrash, and play in the water. All that is needed is a quiet
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Venice 101: Hit the Highlights in One Day

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Cruise, Cruises, Destinations, Europe, Italy, Romance

I was lucky enough to take my first trip to Venice at 14 but that early exposure to world travel came with an early exposure to budget travel accommodations as well. We stayed on a campground on the mainland and had to leave the lagoon before sunset to make sure
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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Florida, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, River Cruises, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, United States of America

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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Jamaica Day Trip to Falmouth

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Posted in Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Food Tours


What to Expect
The Port of Falmouth is one of the newer ones in the Caribbean. It was opened in 2011 to house the new mega ships and give another itinerary choice in Jamaica. Since it is between Montego Bay (18 miles away) and Ocho Rios (59 miles away), it
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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Beach Vacations, Biking, Birdwatching, Cruise, Culinary, Family Travel, Festivals, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, United States of America

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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To Cruise or Not to Cruise? That’s Still the Question!

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I’d always figured I wouldn’t be much of a cruise person; I’m the kind of traveler that wants to really get to know a place with boots on the ground. However, the only way to find out if I’d enjoy a cruise was to take one. So, a few years
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How to Not Break the Bank on Your Next Cruise

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Posted in Cruise, Planning

Beautiful sunset on a cruise. Many years ago, cruising was only for the rich and famous. Sumptuously furnished ocean liners traversed the oceans of the world while gorgeously dressed, wealthy individuals sipped champagne and mulled over how best to spend their millions. This is definitely not the case any longer.
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6 Mobile Apps to Ensure you Travel Happy

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, India, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Planning, South America, The Journey, United States of America, Virgin Islands

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Traveling today can take all kinds of twists and turns from unexpected delays to problems with airfares. Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own travel assistant who would advise you of the best way to resolve the issue and seek out
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Cruising the Islands of New England with Blount Small Ship Adventures

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Posted in Activities, Cruise, Destinations, North America, Planning, River Cruises, Style, United States of America

A bridge and secluded home. If you have never visited New England, as we hadn’t, a cruise of the area is the best way to visit and really enjoy your trip. And the Islands of New England cruise on the Grande Caribe from Blount Small Ship Adventures is the best
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Gunkholing the Islands of British Columbia

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Posted in Activities, Canada, Cruise, Destinations, North America, River Cruises

     We recently spent a week “gunkholing” around the islands of British Columbia on the Safari Quest yacht with Un-Cruise Adventures. Gunkholing is a boating term that refers to a type of cruising in shallow or shoal water, moving from place to place, and often spending the night in quiet
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Seven-Day Immersion in the Soundtrack of Our Lives

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Posted in Caribbean, Cruise, Florida, Luxury, North America, Style, United States of America

Recently, my spouse and I found ourselves at the epicenter of a masterfully orchestrated convergence of three great loves – music, cruises, and of course, each other. The venue was a premium class cruise ship full of dedicated music lovers and a dozen well-known jazz virtuosos. Living in this magical
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Cruise or All-Inclusive: Which is Right for You?

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Posted in Cruise, Features, Style, Troubleshooter

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia; Seen on an NCL Cruise I received an invitation to visit an all-inclusive resort the other day and I carefully saved that email as I thought why, yes, I would love to visit an all-inclusive resort. Because they are completely wonderful in every way. Located in beautiful,
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Five Things You Need To Know Before You Cruise

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Posted in Cruise, Features, Style, Troubleshooter

Think a cruise is a problem-free, no-hassle vacation? Think again. While the recent accident with the Costs Concordia was an extremely rare occurrence, cruises are ruined for people every day for varying reasons. As with any uncharted waters, danger lurks below the surface. The websites may advertise smooth sailing —
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Snorkeling in St. Thomas, the U. S. Virgin Island

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Posted in Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Cruise, Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgian Islands. (map used with permission from Wikimedia Commons) Strewn like three bright, emerald colored jewels in the Caribbean Sea, the three U.S. Virgin Islands of St. John, St. Croix and St.Thomas provide a variety of activities for the tourists who stream off the cruise ships daily. Watersports, shopping
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