Cruising – What are “guaranteed” cabins?

UPDATE: It is important to be aware of the downsides of booking a guaranteed cabin: one of these is the risk of being bumped from an overbooked cruise. While not extremely common, it is a possibility. Anecdotal reports of Read more

Winter Heart 2025

January 25, 2025 for 9 days, hosted by Tom, Marge & team on Princess from Port Canaveral with a hotel & motorcoach package included from the Grand Strand(and back).

The motorcoach package is currently waitlisted. We will add a Read more

River Cruising Adventure for Active Travelers

Avalon Waterways has been rated in the top for river cruising. I recently got to experience a European river cruise on the Avalon Expression. I’m 37 and my friend is a very fit 58-year old, so we chose the Read more

Lobsters & Lighthouses

Sept 12th, 2025 for 7 nights, hosted by Kristen

Coastal Maine All-Inclusive Everything from A hidden lodge and beautiful mid-coast Maine with all the iconic experiences at an All inclusive resort:  all excursions, all drinks, all dining, all Read more

Cell phone use while traveling abroad

You’ve had your trip planned for months. Maybe you’ve never traveled internationally before or it has been a while. Suddenly you wonder: how do I stay in touch with friends & family? Does my phone plan include international calls? Read more

Guide to Using the Princess MedallionClass app

MedallionClass app

At the moment, you cannot use the Medallion app to purchase excursions or spa appointments. To do this, you can use Princess’s Cruise Personalizer website.

To use the MedallionClass app for check-in process you will need:— Read more

Winter Heart 2026

February 6, 2026 for 8 nights. It’s not cruising, it’s yachting! We are taking it to a whole new level, with SeaDream. Hosted by Tom & Marge and Kristen.

One of Michael’s favorite cruise lines, the entire yacht only Read more

South Carolina Parks and Forests

Surely we are all looking forward to venturing out around the world again. However, over the past year I’ve grown to appreciate the beauty & adventure to be found here at home. When people think of South Carolina, they Read more

Scuba Diving in Roatán, Honduras

Diving with caribbean reef sharks!

The diving here was so easy that twice I completed four dives in one day. In total I did 19 total in six days! Most dive sites were ~5 minutes away, and Anthony’s Key Read more

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