Category Archives: vacation

South American Souvenirs

South American souvenirs are different from things you’d pick up in the Caribbean islands or in Europe.

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Crown Princess Review: South America Cruise

Took a once-in-a-lifetime 14-night cruise around South America on the Crown Princess — and it was fabulous! Here’s a review of the ship:

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Hotel Antics: Cringe-Worthy Travel Trouble

In magazines and on TV, people take trips and relax in peace and quiet in their well-appointed, spacious hotel rooms with all the comforts imaginable. They come and go, full of smiles, on interesting outings and loving visits to family … Continue reading

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Fall Fun at a Women’s Adventure Weekend in Brevard, North Carolina

Ever since I moved South, have wanted to “go to the mountains” in the fall like so many other Southerners do.  This year I finally did — and had a fabulous time.

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Weird Solo Travel Experiences

They say traveling is an adventure, and that’s definitely true. These weird solo travel experiences occurred on a recent cruise to the Mediterranean.

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12 Reasons Cruises are Better than Land Vacations

Cruising is awesome — and, in my opinion, cruises are better than land vacations any day. Here’s why:

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9 Things People Dislike about Cruises

I’m a real fan of cruise vacations — and love the fact that you can relax around the pool or participate in numerous ship activities and shore excursions. They feed you all the time and even turn down the covers … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Cruise: Weird Incidents

Am almost ready to wrap up the series of blog posts about my recent Mediterranean cruise. But there were too many weird incidents to not mention them…

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Mediterranean Cruise: The $847 Hotel Room

  Have you ever stayed at a hotel that costs $847 a night? It sounds like something a rock star would do, doesn’t it? My vacation fund is zeroed out, but here’s my experience at a European luxury hotel.

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Ode to Lost Luggage

Sept. 7 Dear Big Black Suitcase: I haven’t laid eyes on you since Aug. 1 when I left home at 3 a.m. for a “cruise-of-a-lifetime” to the Mediterranean and handed you over to the United airlines rep at the Charleston … Continue reading

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