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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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Puerto Rico’s Colorful Architecture

During our first visit to Puerto Rico last month, we were blown away by the architecture. It is a mix between Caribbean color, New Orleans balconies & old world charm. You might also like… Exploring Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Dominica: the Nature Island Speedboating Around St. Maarten

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Speedboating Around St. Maarten

While we were in St. Maarten on our cruise, we wanted to do something different: a tour that included snorkeling & didn’t include any sort of van or charter bus or corny stops that only tourists visit. Enter Robinson’s Speed Boat Tours & for just $100 per person, we had everything we wanted. One of the […]

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Exploring Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

One of the ports we were most looking forward to on our Celebrity Reflection cruise was San Juan, Puerto Rico – a place we’ve never been. We docked in Old San Juan from 3pm – 10pm, a bit of an odd time frame, but we decided to make the most of it. As we slowly […]

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St. John: Paradise in the Caribbean

When we saw that our cruise was stopping in St. Thomas, both B & I said ‘eh.’ We have been to St. Thomas before & were less than impressed with this well known duty-free shopping & beach port. So we decided to leave Rock City (what the locals call St. Thomas) & hop a ferry […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Unfinished Church

Construction on Unfinished Church began in 1874 after St. Peters was severely damaged in a storm & thought beyond repair. Just as they were finishing up construction in 1926, a hurricane blew through & destroyed much of the work that had been done. Construction on the new church stalled when the congregation decided that they did want to […]

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