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6 Tips for staying healthy while cruising

For starters, let me just say cruise ships are for having fun and enjoying yourself.  So it’s really important you definitely do that.  If that means you want a cream cheese stuffed French toast smothered in syrup for breakfast, then go for it!  You are on a cruise ship and should definitely be living it up.  It’s really important to keep

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10 Amazing things you should see and do in Iceland

Landing at Reykjavik, was like something out of a movie.  The plane easily gliding to a stop on what seemed to be one huge sheet of ice, and looking at the window and seeing nothing but snow and…well nothingness.  The white nothingness took my breath away, it was like nothing I had seen before.  We spent the next few days

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What to pack for a Springtime trip to Tuscany

Planning a springtime trip to Tuscany?  Whether you are visiting Florence, Lucca, Pisa or Montecatini Terme you are in for a wonderful time.  Tuscany is beautiful and has worked it’s way up to be one of my favorite places to visit.  I am in love with it’s amazing weather, beautiful architecture, delicious wine and gelato.  Oh the gelato.  Lots and

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Hostel vs Hotel

Let’s be honest for a moment, there are numerous types of accommodations you can chose from on your travels.  You can rent an AirBnB, stay in someone’s extra bedroom, rent an RV, hotel, and even hostels.  Your first thought might be aren’t hostels for backpackers?  Mine was.  The first time we stayed in a hostel during our trip to Ireland, we

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Norwegian Escape for a family cruise – Worth it?

I am going to be upfront with you, this is not going to be a raving review.  I have seen NCL receiving spectacular reviews lately and I recently (in December) took my family on the Norwegian Escape in hopes the reviews were accurate.  Before I go into the review let me just say, I have cruised with Royal Caribbean, Carnival,

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Jameson Distillery versus Guinness Storehouse

If your first thought was how can those two beverages ever be compared to each other, let me just say I am comparing the PLACES not the beverages.  Both places are located in Dublin, and if you are on a time crunch and can only visit one I wanted to give you my honest opinion about which would be the

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