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Kayaking in Ketchikan, Alaska

During our July Alaskan cruise, I wanted to get out on the water & out into nature as much as possible. So kayaking Ketchikan, Alaska was a no brainer for our day in port there. Southeast Sea Kayaks took us on an amazing tour around Orcas Cove. While we didn’t see any whales & got […]

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Cruising to Alaska on the Celebrity Solstice

Despite cruising all over the Caribbean, Europe & even Canada, one trip still alluded us: the famed cruise to Alaska. Undeterred that these itineraries are traditionally loved by generations the tend to skew older, we booked our trip a mere three weeks before the July 4th holiday – shockingly late (even for us) for a […]

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Cruise Review: A Journey Down the Danube on the Viking Jarl

We are back from our incredible Christmas Market Cruise journey down the Danube on Viking River Cruises! River cruising is so different than ocean cruising, I think we’re both still trying to wrap our heads around it (& catch up from jet lag!). But there’s one thing we both definitely agreed on: the Viking Jarl […]

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31 Tips for a Great Cruise

31 tips to help you have a great cruise, regardless of what line you’re sailing or where you’re headed! 1. Check in on-line ahead of time – it’ll save you tons of time during the boarding process. 2. Speaking of the boarding process, check your boarding pass to see what time to get to the […]

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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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A day on the beach in Aruba

The first stop on our cruise was somewhere we had never been to before: Aruba. We were excited to visit the Happy Island & her beautiful beaches. We decided to spend the day on Palm Beach, where many of the island’s hotels are located, & were excited when the Occidental Grand Aruba offered us the chance […]

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