My husband and I just returned home from a 7-day Caribbean cruise out of Miami, sailing on the Norwegian Epic.  This was our first experience with Norwegian and we had a great time!  Here are 5 reasons we think you should choose the Epic for your next cruise vacation: 1.     Freestyle Dining- Norwegian Cruise Line [...]

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When my husband and I want a quick weekend getaway, one of favorite escapes is the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama.  It’s about a thirty-minute drive from Mobile.  Apparently, we aren’t the only ones fond of this charming retreat.  The Historic Hotels of America named the Grand the [...]


What is a romantic escape? Does it really have to be about time with your significant other? Does is have to be a honeymoon trip or anniversary journey? Is it who you are with or is it about where you go? My affair with Ireland began before I visited this magical place. I read about [...]


vista verde guest ranch

Living in Colorado makes it easy to spend a lot of time outdoors; you can often find my family on the slopes, by the soccer field or camping by a lively stream. Being “outdoorsy” is just our way of life. However, I never realized that doing the things I love outside and having a “luxury” [...]


million dollar quartet | boulder mama

If there is one thing that has united the generations of my Southern family through the decades, it’s the love of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll … Mr. Elvis Presley. This love runs so deep I can vividly remember an oil painting of the King hanging prominently in my uncle’s living room. Memories of [...]



Lots of folks come to Colorado to experience world-class downhill skiing or snowboarding atop stunning mountain peaks in the winter time. However, what lies between the peaks is where much of the beauty, tranquility and awesomeness can be found…. and Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies) has it all. Snow Mountain Ranch is located [...]


Carnival Sunshine Western Caribbean route

This week I’m finally getting to see the Carnival Sunshine for myself as their hosted Writer in Residence. In November, MarvelousMiniMama took her kids on a family cruise to discover all this Fun Ship 2.0 has to offer for families since being redesigned from its original life as the Carnival Destiny. I’ll be taking a [...]

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Just when you thought Carnival cruising couldn’t possibly get any better, enter the completely transformed Carnival Sunshine.  Originally sailing as the Carnival Destiny (launched in 1996), it recently received a magnificent $155 million dollar makeover and re-entered the world ready to take fun to amazing new heights. As part of their Fun Ship 2.0 initiative [...]


Louisiana Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee

Destinations all over the globe celebrate this time of year according to the local culture. Here in Louisiana, we light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve with the tradition of bonfires on the levee. There are two versions of how this tradition started, but no matter the origins, this is a wonderful way [...]


We love travel, especially when it takes us high above the clouds. One of our favorite airlines, Delta, has some special holiday treats to share. Delta Air Lines is rolling its beverage carts off the planes and onto the streets to spread a little yuletide cheer. These “Cheer Carts” were introduced today in Delta’s annual [...]


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