Marksburg Castle with Viking River Cruises

Marksburg Castle was the most fascinating castle have ever visited, and I’ve visited quite a few. It’s not because it was the most opulent or important castle I’ve ever seen. (It was neither.) It’s because our Viking River Cruises tour guide gave such an intriguing glimpse into what life was like during the time of castles, […]

What to Do When You Get Sick on a Cruise

Cruises can provide travelers with an opportunity to experience new cultures, see interesting sights, taste new foods, spend time in nature, and have a whole lot of fun. Cruising is a convenient way to travel to many destinations while unpacking just once. Plus, many cruise lines offer kid-friendly entertainment as well as free childcare, making […]

Save Your Travel Sanity with a Multigenerational Cruise

If you’d prefer getting a root canal to going on a holiday with your parents or in-laws, take heart. There is a way to vacation with the folks while minimizing family blow-ups. Booking a cruise with extended family is a fantastic way to be together, as much or as little as you’d like. And nobody […]

Dos & Don’ts of Disney’s Castaway Cay

While Disney’s Castaway Cay in The Bahamas is a wee isle, 3.1 miles long and 2.2 miles wide, it is packed with so much to do, you might have a hard time deciding how to spend your time. There’s sunbathing, waterslides, bike trails, open-air massages, two water play areas, parasailing, fishing, a stingray interaction adventure and more. Caribbean cruisers aboard […]

Which Disney character is the centerpiece in Fantasy’s lobby?

a) Mickey Mouse
b) Ariel
c) Donald Duck
d) Minnie Mouse
e) Dumbo

Thoughts with Costa Concordia Victims and Survivors

A Costa Cruise ship sunk last night off the coast of Civitavecchia, Italy. Three have been reported dead. Forty are still missing. I first read about the tragedy early this morning via a link on Twitter to an article in the UK’s Daily Daily Mail Online. This is the part that gives me chills:

Which cruise line was featured on the television hit, The Love Boat?

a) Norwegian Cruise Line
b) Royal Caribbean International
c) Princess Cruises
d) Carnival Cruise Line

Disney Cruise – The Ideal Family Vacation

Here’s what I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen since I set sail with Mickey Mouse and friends in 2007: A Disney Cruise is THE ideal vacation for families! Whether you have a baby, kid, or teen…everyone’s needs (and wants!) are met on a Disney Cruise, including the parents’! Here are just some of the reasons I’m such a big fan of cruising Disney-style…

Tips for a Romantic Getaway WITH the Kids!

Here are a nine tips to help you and your other half keep your relationship merry by squeezing some romance into a family vacation!

Beach Day in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

My family’s favorite port during last year’s nine-day cruise through the Mexican Riviera was Zihuatanejo. A laid-back, authentically Mexican beach town was what we were looking for…and it’s just what we found.