Travel on the Side

As we were swimming at the beach in Barbados we heard a mix of people from Celebrity Summit and the Crown Princess (also in dock that day) complaining about their respective cruises....

Here’s a geography fact: Although Barbados is considered a Caribbean port of call, it’s actually surrounded completely by the Atlantic Ocean. It doesn’t touch the Caribbean Sea at all. A minor...

Port #4 of our Caribbean cruise was Grenada. Again, we lucked out: 4 for 4 on being the only cruise ship in port!¬†Grenada reminded me a lot of Dominica–lush, green interior,...

Some islands in the Caribbean are known for their beaches, while others are more famous for their rainforests and eco-adventures. Dominica is one of those islands: lush and verdant. A place...

In planning for our 7-day 5-island adventure, we decided to pick two of the islands for driving tours, two of the islands for beach days, and one island for an “adventure.”...

On our winter 2017 cruise we stopped in St. Thomas. Now on our 2018 winter cruise, we got to add another one of the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix. The ship...

In December we spent one week island hopping through the Caribbean on the Celebrity Summit. Not a bad way to spend a week! We have grown to love cruising. It’s your...

Last year we visited Old San Juan during a Caribbean cruise out of Miami. We fell in love. Colorful buildings, friendly people, easily walkable, good food, and great culture. What’s not...

Check out this article by Canadian Affair about Alaskan cruises: https://www.canadianaffair.com/blog/7-unexpected-delights-alaskan-cruise/ I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the article. The Alaskan cruise I took was my first cruise ship...

All good things must come to end, and so it goes with this cruise. But…long story, short: It was great! I posted this review to CruiseCritic to thank members for the...