5 Tips for Choosing a Specialty Cruise

5 Tips for Choosing a Specialty Cruise

If you’re not familiar with the term “specialty cruise,” you’re not alone. While the concept has been gaining in popularity, it is not as well- known as a standard Caribbean cruise. A specialty cruise can be anything from a special type of ship to a special theme for the week on a traditional ship. There are hundreds to choose from! If you’re still not sure what constitutes a specialty cruise here are a few 1. Barefoot cruising This may be the oldest type {Read More}

Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story from Disney #BlankandBow #CleverGirls


We are huge fans of Vinylmation in this household. Of course we love everything Disney but Vinylmation has been one of our favorite Disney items over the past several years. My son has been collecting them for years and has a pretty good collection going. He has about 100 I would guess. He really likes learning about the new ones and even trading them when we go on cruises. BLANK: A VINYLMATION LOVE STORY FROM DISNEY Disney Interactive and Google {Read More}

The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanoogan Hotel Pool

The luxurious interior of the Chattanoogan Hotel is just a part of its appeal as the only four diamond rated full-service hotel in quaint Chattanooga, Tennessee. Conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s museums, art galleries, shopping, dining, and the Tennessee aquarium. The open air courtyard brings a sense of nature to the hotel which is located in the Southside District of downtown Chattanooga. The Chattanoogan’s warm inviting lobby and roaring fireplace create a charm and comfort like nothing seen before. {Read More}

The Fearrington House Inn in North Carolina

Fearrington House Inn Bar

The Fearrington House Inn is nestled in the outskirts of the college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the midway point between Washington, D.C. and Charleston, South Carolina. As a member of Relais and Chateaux, the inn has been consistently recognized as one of the top small hotels in America. The Fearrington House Inn provides the ideal retreat destination for those who are seeking exceptional food, fine wine, comfortable accommodations, and exceptional service within a charming Southern atmosphere. ACCOMMODATIONS {Read More}

5 Must Haves for Winter Road Trips

5 Must Haves for Winter Road Trips

When you head out on the road during the holiday season, make certain to have an emergency road kit. As you get closer to Christmas, the weather is usually quite cold and the traveling can become treacherous. With that said, packing the car with a few essentials is a rather easy way to protect yourself. Here are five things you absolutely can’t do without as you travel during winter: 1. A basic tool kit Most people keep this anyway, but you should always carry {Read More}

Breakfast with Santa at ONE 12/07 #ATL #Atlanta #Christmas


Breakfast with Santa is one of my favorite things to do with my children around the holidays. In Atlanta, there are some really fun Santa events to attend this year. We are going to ONE Midtown Kitchen this weekend (Saturday) for breakfast with Santa. They are going to have a great buffet which I am certain that the parents will love along with Santa and lots of foods that the kids will love as well. They still have a few {Read More}

#RoyalCaribbean Freedom of the Seas: Entertainment for Adults {Including Flowrider Surfing} #cruising #RCCL


Travel and accommodations provided by Royal Caribbean. All opinions are my own.  Whether you prefer action, excitement, or low-key activities, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas has plenty of entertainment options that fit your style. LIVE PERFORMANCES By the numbers, the Freedom of the Seas currently offers 18 theater performances and ice skating performances on board. The Arcadia Theater seas 1,350 guests and is home to many live performances, including musical revues, comedy showcases, and magic shows. The main shows {Read More}

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island

Every country has their own special foods. Of course, for Grand Bahama Island, many of these specialties include seafood. This is, after all, a country that has more ocean than land within it’s borders. Fishing is a major industry here and it shows in the variety of dishes available at restaurants. During my recent visit I discovered a few foods that you absolutely must try before leaving the island. Food is a huge part of the destination experience and should {Read More}

Freedom of the Seas: Activities for the Kids #RoyalCaribbean #cruising #RCCL


Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas is packed with activities and entertainment options for the kids beyond the obvious ship features like the H2O Splash Zone, mini golf course, and rock climbing wall. DREAMWORKS MOVIES & CHARACTERS DreamWorks movies are featured throughout the ship, including a dedicated channel on your stateroom TV, 3D viewing parties, and poolside screenings. Through Royal Caribbean’s partnership with DreamWorks Animation, families can experience character parades, meals, and appearances. Character breakfasts are complimentary and served in {Read More}

Freedom of the Seas: Dining Options with #RoyalCaribbean #cruising #RCCL


Whether you’re looking for an intimate, romantic dining experience for two or a grab-and-go buffet-style dinner, Royal Caribbean has you covered during your cruise on the Freedom of the Seas. With 10 different restaurant and 16 bars/lounges on board, there’s no shortage of food or options to meet all different types of palates. MAIN DINING ROOM 3 tiers of seating make up the main dining room on board the Freedom of the Seas: Leonardo on deck 3, Isaac on deck {Read More}