Category: Cruises

Disney Improves It’s Deram With The Fantasy

“I will never get too old for Disney; and I don’t think anyone ever should.” That quote from my tween daughter perfectly encapsulates our recent preview cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy. Because we’ve logged a few nautical miles – with Disney and other cruise lines – I expected my two daughters’ level of enthusiasm to […]

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Category: Caribbean

For Singles And Families, Beaches Area Great In Turks And Caicos

I walked out of my room at Ocean Club Resort West and onto the most spectacular beach I had ever seen–powdery white sand stretching for miles in both directions, turquoise waters lapping calmly ashore, silence all around, for it was just me and a few other lucky souls here on this portion of Grace Bay […]

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A Nile River Cruise Highlights Ancient Eygpt Amidst Modern Luxury

A four-day cruise down Egypt’s Nile River on a modern air-conditioned cruise ship, stopping along the way to visit ancient temples honoring pharaohs who lived thousands of years before Christ was born, provides stark contrasts between antiquity and modern life. Our experience included seeing people bathe along the shores, wash clothes, water slap for fish, […]

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Charting A Course on Mother River Into The Mystique of Cambodia and Vietnam

There is no doubt I’m far from home – in sultry Cambodia, a deeply Buddhist land of time-honored tradition and ancient superstition. I’m on a 15-day river cruisetour: a perfect way to delve deep into a culture because a river is often a country’s lifeblood, such as Southeast Asia’s Mekong, along which more than 60 […]

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Category: Coastal

Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast

The “pull of the coast” moved Susie Parker to settle down in Wilmington. The former Texas resident hadn’t visited in years, but nearby Wrightsville Beach was the first place she saw the ocean as a child. The nearby ocean is only one of the reasons Parker says Wilmington feels so much like home. “It’s such […]

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Category: Coastal

Hilton Head Island’s Charm Lures Repeat Vactioners

Amanda Avery has it down to a moment. She has experienced it every summer for 17 years as her car crosses the bridge into Hilton Head Island for the Avery’s annual family vacation. “We drive over the water,” said Avery, who lives in Clinton, S.C., “and there’s this feeling that just hits me. I know […]

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Category: Caribbean

Escape to Exclusive Turks & Caicos

As our charter boat dropped anchor on the reef surrounding the Turks & Caicos islands, a feeling of apprehension and excitement welled up inside of me. Never having snorkeled in the ocean before – could I resist slipping overboard when floating above one of the world’s top diving destinations? Adjusting my mask, I cautiously slid […]

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Category: Travel Tips

Taking A Cruise is Safer Than Staying Ashore

We’ve been hearing a lot about cruise safety in the news recently. I’ve taken many, many cruises and have never had a problem. Accidents such as the Costa Concordia are a tragedy, but an extremely rare occurrence in the cruise industry. And, cruising continues to be one of safest means of travel among all types […]

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