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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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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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Mediterranean Cruise: Fabulous Venice

At the end of our Mediterranean cruise, my friend M and I got off the ship and stayed an extra night in Venice before returning to the U.S. (We didn’t want to just fly in, get on the ship, get … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Cruise: A Day at the Beach in Katakolon, Greece

By the last day ashore of our Mediterranean cruise, we were pretty tired from the all-day shore excursions in the preceding days and decided to go to the beach at the port of Katakolon. (The port is also near Olympia, … Continue reading

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Regal Princess Review: Top 20 Amenities

The Regal Princess — the newest ship in the Princess line — is my favorite cruise ship ever. Maybe it’s just me, but the decor on most of the cruise ships I can afford seems sort of tacky. There are … Continue reading

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The #1 Packing Tip You Need to Know

The primary question to ask yourself before you begin packing is:

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Super Thrifty — But These are the Things I’m Willing to Splurge On

Even the thriftiest person has some indulgence they’re willing to spend their hard-earned money on. It might be a small thing like Starbucks coffee, a special lipstick or a hobby item. Or something bigger. I come from a frugal family … Continue reading

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