Caribbean Princess…Highlights of the Cruise


For the past two months, I’ve been telling you about all the fun I had at sea aboard the beautiful Caribbean Princess.  I was fortunate to be asked on a media trip, so that I could experience all the cruise line had to offer, and I was in for a real treat!  However, ALL of […]

Cozumel, Mexico


One of the most popular cruise ports in the Western Caribbean is Cozumel, Mexico. I’ve been lucky enough to visit several times on cruises, but in October, I took my first actual excursion. I was fortunate to be invited onboard the Caribbean Princess for a fabulous vacation, and one of our scheduled ports was Cozumel. […]

Princess Cruises…Dining


Do you like to eat? Surely you must, you are HERE, on MY site.  This means you really, really like to eat. You might also be a big fan of traveling, which I am.  And especially a big fan of cruising. I’ve traveled abroad to so many places, from Europe to Asia, to South America […]

A Taste of the Tropics…Caribbean Snowfall Cocktail

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Caribbean Snowfall Cocktail?  What am I even saying?  Caribbean Snowfall? Well, let me tell you why I am posting this tropical concoction – a taste of the warmth and sunshine, but with a chilly sounding name.  I have my reasons, I do. It’s cold out, isn’t it?  Very, very cold.  I’m not sure what happened, […]

The Caribbean Princess


I’ve been gone a lot lately.  Here, there, everywhere. But a few weeks ago, I boarded the Caribbean Princess for a five night Western Caribbean sailing to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. I was in for a wonderful treat. I’ll delve into more of the highlights in additional posts, but I wanted to give you a […]

Sailing the Carnival Sunshine…Dining


A couple of weeks ago, my little family and I boarded the beautiful (and totally made over) Carnival Sunshine.  The Carnival Sunshine is a complete and utterly transformed ship from it’s original status as the Destiny.  A massive undertaking, the Destiny spent only a few short weeks (about 15!) being gutted, redesigned, built on to, […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway…and The Peaks of Otter


A couple of weekends ago I was invited to The Peaks of Otter Lodge. The Peaks of Otter. A lodge perched high in the mountains, just off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, about an hour from Roanoke, Virginia. I had never been there. I know, right? I mean, I work in Roanoke for WSLS quite […]

Seattle…Food, Fun, and Krusteaz


A week or two ago, I jetted off to Seattle, Washington, courtesy of Krusteaz, for the IFBC Conference. Seattle is very far away. Airplanes get up early in the morning for flights to Seattle.  But, let me be clear…it is a city worth getting out of bed for. Clean and proper, hip, laid back, and […]

Coconut Key Lime Pies…and a Trip to The Keys


If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent a week last month tooling around the Florida Keys.  Poor ME.  Woe is ME.  Forced to travel to some amazing hotels, incredible restaurants, and eat 9 different Key Lime Pies. Yes, I did.  I tasted NINE different Key Lime Pies. Before the trip, I had […]