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Chichen Itza: Tips for Visiting with Kids

Chichen Itza is one of the modern wonders of the world and an epically awesome place to visit as a family.  I must admit that I had been apprehensive about visiting Chichen Itza with the kids for a long time.  I would look wistfully at the pics of other families or friends traveling there and thought that I would not be able to take a trip like that for a long time.

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Tips for Visiting the Baths on Virgin Gorda

The Baths on Virgin Gorda may be one of the most popular places to visit in the Caribbean.  These limestone rock formations on the pristine Devil’s Bay are iconic and a must see for travelers to the Virgin Islands.  We had done a lot of research prior to our visit to the Baths and after our incredible visit we created our own list of tips for a successful, stress free visit to the Baths. Continue Reading

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Tips for swimming in Xcaret Underground Rivers

Xcaret is an incredible cultural, eco park located in Riviera Maya.  If you are visiting Riviera Maya for any length of time, it is totally worth it to include a visit to Xcaret in your itinerary.  The park offers a bounty of activities for visitors including an opportunity to swim in the cenote rivers weaving through the park.  We decided to give cenote swimming a try on our first visit to Xcaret and it was quite and adventure!  We compiled a list of tips that should help you plan well for your swim through the rivers at Xcaret. Continue Reading

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Reasons You Must Try Virgin Canopy Tours on Tortola

Tortola is a quiet, beautiful island in the British Virgin Islands of the Caribbean.  It is a common cruise port and features many quiet resorts for vacationers wanting a relaxed vacation with lush mountain views and beautiful beaches.  One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this island is to take a zipline canopy tour!  Here are my top 3 reasons to try a Canopy Tour when visiting Tortola… Continue Reading

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Ritz Carlton St Thomas

Hubby and I visited the Virgin Islands in Summer 2016 and instantly fell in love with these beautiful, picturesque islands.  We flew in and out of St. Thomas and though we spent the majority of our vacation on Scrub Island off the coast of Tortola, we did spend one night prior to our return at the Ritz Carlton on St. Thomas.  One night just wasn’t enough and I was immediately enamored with this wonderful resort.  I decided to write a post outlining the amazing property and what I loved most about staying there. Continue Reading

Cruising, Trip Reports

NCL Escape Family Cruise- Travelogue Day 2- At Sea

We enjoy cruising as a family.  Living in Central Florida makes it easy and economical because we don’t have flight costs on top of our cruise fare.  I sailed on the Norwegian Escape in October of 2016.  Our first morning onboard was sunny and clear. Hurricane Matthew was gearing up strength in another part of the Caribbean but our skies were blue and the ocean breeze was SO refreshing.

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The Beauty of Delnor Wiggins State Park

Earlier this fall we spent a long weekend in the South Gulf Coast of FL.  We love the Gulf Coast beaches in St Petersburg and Sarasota area and we wanted to visit the Southern Gulf.  We stayed on lovely Marco Island, just south of Naples.  On our final day of the weekend we drove up to Delnor Wiggins State Park; this park was recommended to us by the staff at the awesome Holiday Inn Sunset Cove as one of the most beautiful beach parks in the Naples area. Continue Reading