Travel on the Side

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...

I’ll blog more about the cruise itself in my next post. After Saint Kitts, it was two sea days before arriving back into Miami. Our flight was out of Fort Lauderdale,...

We woke up docked in Basseterre, Saint Kitts. Fun fact: Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest independent country in the western hemisphere (in both population and geography). It’s home to...

Note: We visited Saint Thomas on December 12, 2017 while it was still recovering from severe hurricane damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. I am likely to get pilloried here, but...

After almost two full sea days on our Caribbean cruise, we were ready for a port. Don’t get me wrong; sea days can be relaxing…but we were ready to see some...

Wisconsin is a great place in the spring, summer, and fall. But winter? You can keep it. For December, we decided to book a Caribbean cruise for some sun n’ fun–if...

I’ve now lived in Wisconsin for almost 7 years. I grew up in the Midwest, so it’s not a huge change, but thing I hate is winter. Yep, I know I’m...

Happy New Year! I realized that from this past summer, I did a day-by-day account of our Alaskan cruise, but I never wrapped it up with a trip review. Since this...

All aboard time from Ketchikan was 12:45pm. We wouldn’t dock at our next port, Victoria BC, until around 7:15pm the next day. So, it felt like an extra “sea day.” Again,...

After getting off the ship in Ketchikan, we made our way to the pier where a van was waiting to take us to our shore excursion. Several months back I had...

Sailing overnight from Glacier Bay, the Crown Princess docked in Ketchikan at around 7am. It was a short port day. All aboard was 12:45pm. We made the most of it though!...

Getting up early for the sunrise was just part one of an amazing day cruising through Glacier Bay National Park. Part two was the actual glaciers themselves. We got our first...