Category: Around the World

Our Thanksgiving Day at Coco Cay (Bahamas Cruise 4/4)

Our Thanksgiving Day at Coco Cay (Bahamas Cruise 4/4)

Posted January 17, 2020 in Around the World, Real World // 4 Comments

Royal Caribbean advertises their private island in the Bahamas with the very catchy phrase “Perfect Day at Coco Cay”.  It’s almost perfect… except “cay” is pronounced “key” and not “kay”.  So close!  Regardless, Coco Cay is Royal Caribbean’s answer to things like Disney’s Castaway Cay, and if you’re a beach person, a cruise line’s private island is a really cool opportunity to lay back on the beach and just enjoy the day. My husband and I are not beach people, but HEY!  It was Thanksgiving, and a private island was a way better offer than a dramatic family dinner.  Even if […]

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Bahamas Cruise 2019 // Aquaventure & Atlantis Hotel!

Bahamas Cruise 2019 // Aquaventure & Atlantis Hotel!

Posted January 10, 2020 in Around the World, Real World // 0 Comments

Matt and I are working our way through the Caribbean this year, and this fall’s trip was entirely focused on the Bahamas.  I am grateful we were able to visit in November – I know whenever there’s a natural disaster, a lot of tourists back out or the touring companies change their itineraries, which is really sad because that’s the time when the countries need the industry the most. And yes, I hear how privileged that sounds.  I know that tourists, and cruise ships in particular, do a lot of damage to their ports.  Despite my choice method of transportation, […]

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The Kennedy Space Center (Bahamas Cruise 2/4)

The Kennedy Space Center (Bahamas Cruise 2/4)

Posted January 3, 2020 in Around the World, Real World // 0 Comments

The Kennedy Space Center. So much history in this place. This was an interesting trip for my husband and I – Matt loves the science of… anything… and I like the stories behind it that are imprinted into our history as humans.  The Kennedy Space Center provided both, and it was a cool place to go once in your life… if you find yourself in the area. Our tour started with the famous countdown clock from the press pit.  Now retired, this clock stands at the entrance of the Kennedy Space Center with a plaque proclaiming that it is the […]

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Meet the Anthem of the Seas! (Bahamas Cruise 1/4)

Meet the Anthem of the Seas! (Bahamas Cruise 1/4)

Posted December 20, 2019 in Around the World, Real World // 2 Comments

There are a lot of different cruise ships out there on a lot of different cruise lines. Matt and I are by no means professional cruisers (but, full disclosure, full time cruising is my retirement plan) but we love being on board and have been testing out different ships as more and more cruise lines begin to said out of New York, Boston, and today… Bayonne, New Jersey! Our latest venture to the Bahamas was the first time I had personally cruised with Royal Caribbean.  I’ve done tours and reviews on a few other ships with other lines – the […]

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A Very Bahamas Thanksgiving! (+ a Brief Hiatus)

A Very Bahamas Thanksgiving! (+ a Brief Hiatus)

Posted November 22, 2019 in Around the World, Real World // 4 Comments

‘Ello loves! A quick smol post today just to let you know that I’m off and away on the glorious Anthem of the Seas, on yet another cruise to the Caribbean!  American Thanksgiving is close upon us and rather than participate in the family festivities, my husband and I decided back in January that … the Caribbean would be nice.  For Thanksgiving. We love our family but we are very very excited to be heading to the Bahamas for the first time and we are so grateful to be able to take this trip after the damage caused by Hurricane […]

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