Tag: Travel Asides

The Ancient City of Tulum (Caribbean Cruise 4/4)

The Ancient City of Tulum (Caribbean Cruise 4/4)

The final leg of our Caribbean cruise adventure landed the Carnival Horizon at the port of Cozumel.  My husband was looking forward to the Cozumel stop, because he’d been there before.  The night before, he animatedly told me, “Make sure your camera is ready!  Cozumel is a beautiful port!”  It had been about ten years since he had last been to Cozumel, and he was excited to see it again. But, we never went to Cozumel, although the ship docked there.  Instead, we boarded a water taxi that took us across to Playa de Carmen. Playa de Carmen was still […]

Posted April 13, 2019 in Real World // 0 Comments //
Grand Cayman (Caribbean Cruise 3/4)

Grand Cayman (Caribbean Cruise 3/4)

Over the last couple Saturdays I’ve discussed a little about our latest cruise adventure to the Caribbean.  Last week, I shared Jamaica, where my husband I went zip lining, river tubing, and waterfall jumping.  The week before I introduced you to our ship, the Carnival Horizon. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about port #2 – Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands were first discovered in about the 17th century – and in this case, I do mean discovered as there didn’t appear to be previous indigenous inhabitants prior to settlers.  Originally claimed by pirates, deserters, and the shipwrecked, the […]

Posted April 6, 2019 in Real World // 0 Comments //
Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Caribbean Cruise 2/4)

Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Caribbean Cruise 2/4)

Good morning everyone! I hope everybody is having a fabulous Saturday! Today, I want to tune in and talk about my trip to the Caribbean!  Last week, in a torturously long post, I introduced you to the ship we sailed this time around, Carnival Horizon.  If you’re interested in cruising (yessss do it) and you want to hear about my experience with this cruise line, definitely check out that post! This week, I’m taking you into the Caribbean and we’ll be visiting our first port-of-call:  Ocho Rios, Jamaica. You’ll find that much like our Transatlantic Cruise last spring, my husband […]

Posted March 30, 2019 in Real World // 0 Comments //
Meet the Carnival Horizon (Caribbean Cruise 1/4)

Meet the Carnival Horizon (Caribbean Cruise 1/4)

Good morning my loves! Today marks the first in a series of four about my adventures on the Carnival Horizon and my trip into the Caribbean! This was actually my first time in the Caribbean – my husband and I went to Bermuda for our honeymoon, but Bermuda is actually in the Atlantic ocean, so this is officially the furthest south I’ve ever been! As some of you may know, I tend to pre-schedule my posts, so let me tell you about where I am as I’m writing this. It’s 6:25am and we’re in the middle of the Caribbean en […]

Posted March 23, 2019 in Real World // 6 Comments //
Transatlantic Cruise: Ireland (4/8)

Transatlantic Cruise: Ireland (4/8)

This week in checking in about my glorious two week Transatlantic Cruise, I’m going to talk about our stop in Ireland!  For those of you just now joining us – hi!  I went on a cruise from NYC to western Europe in April and I’m sharing my adventures and some pictures, too!  These posts all standalone, but if you want to hear about other days and other adventures, do check out the Transatlantic Cruise 2018 tag! So this week is Ireland, and Ireland requires a bit of backstory for me.  Ireland has been at the top of my bucket list […]

Posted May 26, 2018 in Real World // 7 Comments //
Transatlantic Cruise: Meet the Breakaway (1/8)

Transatlantic Cruise: Meet the Breakaway (1/8)

Cruising isn’t for everyone, but I love it. Why? First of all, I hate planes. I have a managed phobia of heights and I nearly always get sick on planes. Besides, I swear, I am uniquely talented and no matter what seat I pick, it is ALWAYS the one right in front of the only baby on the flight. +10pts me. Another reason to love cruises is that they are convenient. You get room, transportation, and food all in one, plus most entertainment. You don’t have to spend anything above cruise fare to have a good time. I’ll talk a […]

Posted May 5, 2018 in Real World // 4 Comments //