Our Perfect Day at CocoCay

By Cortney Fries Royal Caribbean International recently unveiled the $250 million transformation of their private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, and my 7-year-old daughter, Fiona, and I were there to soak it all in. It was her first cruise and an incredibly memorable mother-daughter weekend. She ran between water slides, the obstacle […]

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On the Horizon

Last spring, Carnival Cruise Line launched Carnival Horizon. Boasting more innovative features, upscale stylings, better dining options and more amenities, the Carnival Horizon offers guests ample opportunities to “choose fun.” The ship features 1,980 guest staterooms and suites, including 25 accessible staterooms. Large groups will enjoy the Family Harbor staterooms, with access to the exclusive […]

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5 Best Islands

A tropical island is the ideal choice for many vacationers. Here are our top picks for 2019! Greek Islands Greece includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas. Only 227 are inhabited. Ideal climate and accessibility make them extremely popular. Enjoy scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and snorkeling. Many islands also boast […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Sail the Celebrity Edge

Editor’s Escape Everyone’s talking about the latest and most innovative ship from Celebrity Cruises — Celebrity Edge. If a cruise is on your list of New Year’s travel resolutions for 2019, here are five reasons to make it happen! 1.    Magic Carpet This distinct orange, glass-enclosed, moving platform is situated off the side of the […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

Belize Bliss

With the Caribbean Sea on one side and lush rainforest dotted with ancient Mayan ruins on the other, Belize offers the best of both of these diverse worlds in one easy-to-explore package. Throw in laid-back resorts and an English-speaking population, and you’ve got paradise. Ambergris Caye It’s all about the water on Ambergris Caye, which […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

Family Fun in Turks and Caicos

Voted the best beach in the world by TripAdvisor in 2016, Grace Bay Beach attracts global travelers to its white powdery sand, calming turquoise waters, and the thriving coral reefs. Located in Providenciales (Provo) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the natural crescent-shaped beach is lined with award-winning resorts. There’s a plethora of activities to […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

In an Abacos State of Mind

Diving for spiny lobsters, scoping blue holes and sipping on a smile Roughly halfway through a Bahamian rhythmic massage, the masseuse hits pause on alternating between her stress-melting kneading and gentle drumming action.  I’m about to nod off when all of the sudden a rapid cooling sensation crawls across my back and it’s goose bump […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

Aruba: Happy Days – Easy Stay

There are dozens of reasons why this sunny isle makes for a foolproof island destination, but here are just a few. It’s easy to get to: hop on a plane in Atlanta or Charlotte, and it’s just four hours to Aruba’s large, modern airport. The beaches are long, white, lapped by the turquoise Caribbean Sea […]

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