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Visiting Iceland’s Jökulsárlón Glacier Iceberg Lagoon

The name Iceland is a bit of a misnomer: in the summer, the country is as green as Ireland & while snow covers the top of mountains, there’s very little ice (Greenland, on the other hand…). Perhaps because of this, visitors flock to Iceland’s iceist summer-time ice attraction: the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Located along the south coast between […]

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Sea Turtle Snorkeling Heaven in St. Thomas

Like most semi-regular cruisers, we had been to St. Thomas before. Several times before. We had almost given up on the most popular of the U.S. Virgin Islands as too touristy. So when we saw that our cruise ship once again stopped in St. Thomas (as most do), we knew we wanted to do something different. […]

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Snorkeling with Grenada Seafaris

Our third stop on Royal Princess was another island we hadn’t previously visited: Grenada. Known as the Spice Island due to its production of nutmeg & mace, this little island has a big history (U.S. & coalition troops invaded in 1983 to break up a coup). It is also surrounded by gorgeous Caribbean waters & […]

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Snorkeling in Bonaire with Woodwind

Our second cruise stop was in Bonaire – the island I was probably most excited to visit. This largely untouched, undeveloped island has zero traffic lights & one of the most amazing reefs in all of the Caribbean. Protected since the late 1970s as part of the Bonaire National Marine Park, the coral reef off […]

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Hiking in Gorgeous Treman State Park

Robert H. Treman State Park in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is positively gorge-ous (pun intended). The park’s moderately challenging 5 mile round trip hike takes you through the gorge & up to the top of the gorge rim. One of the highlights of the hike is the natural swimming hole – complete […]

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Primland Activities

We had a ton of fun at Primland, participating in their various activities & pretending we were kids at summer camp. My favorite was stargazing, while B loved shooting sporting clays. Here’s a summary of just a few of the fun things you can do during your stay: Stargazing Primland has an amazing stargazing program, […]

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