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September 15, 2018

Grand Princess

10 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise

Packing Essentials List 

Boat Details:

The ship itself was built in 1998 and can accommodate up to 3,100 passengers as well as 1,100 crewmembers. It was renovated in 2011 to add an atrium, more suites, new restaurants, and a w...

September 14, 2018

Getting to Puerto Vallarta:

The airport has direct flights to many destinations in the United States but sometimes those flights get in around the same time and can lead to some major crowding at the airport. We were told that during holiday times such as Christmas and...

September 14, 2018

A Whole30 Journey:

A need to get back on track after traveling.

The Back Story:

I used to call it my 2015/16 stress weight… until it persisted into 2017… and 2018. At that point I needed to take a long hard look at the last three years and what got me to the point that I...

September 13, 2018

Why should you plan a destination wedding?

The reason I love destination weddings so much is not just because of the beautiful scenery that you can get if you get married on the beach or somewhere super picturesque, but I love the fact that if everyone is flying to this...

September 11, 2018

Oktoberfest With Kids

Can it be done?

The answer is a resounding yes!

Some people think that life is over when you have kids or that the only fun things you can do with kids involve theme parks and/or germ infested places with ball pits and bounce houses. Now, don’t get m...

September 9, 2018

Recently I flew with my family to Colombia for a vacation. We flew from San Francisco, CA to Panama City, Panama on an overnight flight and then took a smaller plan on a second quick flight to Bogota, Colombia. We decided to fly Copa Airlines because they had a nonstop...

September 7, 2018

Liberty of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Packing Essentials List

We took a trip on the Liberty of the Seas ship during Christmastime, 2017. The boat left out of Galveston, Texas. To get to Galveston you can either drive and park in a long term parking lot or f...

September 5, 2018

Lake McConaughy is located in Western Nebraska and is a popular destination for a lot of Midwesterners. The lake itself is over 20 miles long and 4 miles wide at its largest point. It was a manmade project that resulted from the building of the Kingsley Dam in 1984. It...

August 31, 2018

We stayed at the Vidanta Resort in Riviera Maya for a week in July, 2018 after a very positive experience at the Vidanta Resort in Acapulco a few years ago. Although we had a nice vacation, I will think long and hard before we return to another Vidanta property in the...

August 29, 2018

Getting ready for a vacation is exciting but also stressful. One of the best ways to alleviate some stress is by getting organized. The former high school teacher in me loves to make lists. I have sticky notes all over my office, I have a million notes on my smartphone...

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