Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Resort Tour: Fiesta Americana Condesa



Fiesta Americana Condesa is a family all inclusive resort in the Cancun Hotel Zone. It's a compact high rise with several pools. This makes it easy to get around and find a chair by the pool. I was impressed with the a la carte restaurants. No reservations required, but you may wait a little bit if you go during the busiest time. In 2018, the resort underwent a major renovation of the rooms, restaurant and lobby. The staff is so friendly. This is one of my favorite family all inclusive resorts in Mexico. 

Thanks to Fiesta Americana Condesa for sponsoring my stay. 




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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Pineapple Beach Club Antigua





Pineapple Beach resort is an adults only all inclusive resort on a cove beach near a snorkeling reef. It has a laid back island vibe. The resort has a schedule of activities including spin class, beach volleyball, kayaking, name that tune, and tennis. One highlight is the Outhouse BBQ located up on the hill with great views. The shack is decorated with pieces of wood guests find around the resort and decorate. 

Thanks to the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority for sponsoring my visit. 


Take a peek:



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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Great Stirrup Cay - Norwegian's Private Island



Norwegian Cruise Line has a private island in the Bahamas. You can snorkel, kayak, parasail or take a trip to swim with sting rays. 

Your ship will anchor off shore. Then, you board a smaller boat called a tender to reach to the dock. The water is too shallow for the cruise ship to dock. 

The drinks package applies on the island and your lunch is included. You have the option of a buffet barbecue lunch or tacos from a taco buffet.

Take a look around: 





Resort Sneak Peek: Hilton Rose Hall



Hilton Rose Hall is a family all inclusive resort about 20 minutes from the Montego Bay airport. It's a great fit for families who love the pool and being near the ocean but don't spend much time on beach. It has a lazy river, 3 water slides, basketball and tennis courts. The main pool overlooks the ocean. The resort is also right next to a golf course. 

Take a peek: 








Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Shore Excursion: Portland, Maine




Portland, ME- The most populous city in the state of Maine, it also is home to the largest tonnage seaport in New England. The most popular attractions in the area include Old Port, which has restaurants, boutiques and bars, shopping on Exchange Street and the Arts District are also popular attractions.



Tour: Best of Portland & Kennebunkport, ME- Enjoy a scenic drive of the quaint streets of the old port. View Casco Bay and Calendar Islands. Head to Kennebunkport and pass the Federal and Victorian-style mansions built in the 1700s and 1800s. Also pass by the Bush Estate and former summer White House. Enjoy free time exploring Kennebunkport’s Dock Square, with it’s unique shops and restaurants.

Duration: 5 hours



Tour: Portland by Land & Sea- Start off with a drive through the quaint streets of the Old Port, once home to the warehouse district the old brick buildings have been transformed into galleries, restaurants and pubs. Visit the site of America’s oldest lighthouse before boarding an authentic wooden schooner for a sail on Casco Bay. See Maine’s beautiful rugged coastline featuring lighthouse, seals, and seabirds.

Duration: 4 hours



Tour: Lobster Bake on Peaks Island-Board a ferry boat and cruise through Casco Bay to Peaks Island and enjoy exploring the town. Enjoy a lobster bake at a historic Inn on the island. The menu includes clam chowder, stamped clams or mussels, 1.25 lb. fresh lobster, baked potato, corn on the cob, dinner rolls, seasonal dessert and water (cash bar available).

Duration: 3.5 hours



Halifax, Nova Scotia- The provincial capital of Nova Scotia, the area is known for its maritime history. The area is also home to six universities, which may explain why it also has more pubs per capita than any other city in Canada. Major cultural attractions include Halifax Pop Explosion, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Neptune Theater.



Tour: Halifax City & Harbour Duck Tour- Board an amphibious vehicle that was originally built for the military during the Vietnam War and go on a fascinating excursion of downtown Halifax and the harbor front. Dress accordingly as the amphibious vehicle is an open air vehicle.

Duration: 1 hour



Tour: Canadian Tall Ship Sailing Experience- Set sail on an elegant, tall sailing ship, Silva. Built in 1939 you will feel like you are traveling back in time as you learn about this historic seaport and points of interest. Sit back and relax or jump in and help haul the lines with crew. An optional 20 minute guided walk back the ship is available at the end of the excursion.

Duration: 2 hours



Tour: Peggy’s Cove and Titanic-Board a motor coach for a breathtaking drive along the cost to Peggy’s Cove. Learn how glaciers and the pounding of the ocean waves shaped this village’s granite shores. After exploring the area head to Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place for 121 passengers of the Titanic.

Duration: 3.5 hours




Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Jewel Dunn's River Resort

Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort and Spa is an adults only resort about an hour and a half from the Montego Bay, Jamaica airport. This is a great choice for adults who want to be close to fun excursions and have a resort with nightlife. The resort has beach parties, a Saturday foam party, an air conditioned bar and disco, and a special Dining Under the Stars event each Thursday night.  It also has a fun swim up bar and water slide. 




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Norwegian Bliss Ship Tour

Norwegian's newest ship - the Norwegian Bliss - is my favorite ship yet. The observation lounge at the front of the ship is incredible. The race track is a super fun option and I love the Jersey Boys show.  Q Smokehouse is a great addition for country line dancing parties at night and good barbecue during the day. 


The Haven is a special VIP ship within a ship experience. You get access to special elevators that make getting on and off ship a breeze. The concierge handles all your reservations. She even got us tickets for the Laser Tag and Race Track when it was "sold out" . A private pool, restaurant, bar, and observation create a relaxed environment - no crowds and no lines.




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