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  • Royal Holiday club raises the vacation bar
    Royal Holiday club raises the vacation bar
    Back in the old days, there was a fairly standard process for vacation bookings. You called your travel agent, and he or she helped you pick a spot and then set up all your travel arrangements. What’s more, the agent didn’t charge you...
  • Check out Cancun's Maya Museum before visiting the pyramids
    Check out Cancun's Maya Museum before visiting the pyramids
    Sometime during your stay in Cancun, chances are you’re going to tear yourself away from your hotel’s powdery beaches to get a look at one or more of the ancient Maya cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula. Like Tulum, where the walled...
  • Time to go home
    Emerald Princess arrival back in Houston
    The final morning of a cruise is always a sad time for the passengers because the fun is over. For many it is also the beginning of a long trek back home which can in some cases consume the entire day and involve several modes of transportation...
  • Sunsets at sea are beautiful
    Emerald Princess port day in Belize City, Belize
    Another morning started out with beautiful sunshine once again. When I got out of bed, I could see we were already at our anchorage spot and either in the process of anchoring or having just completed that procedure. It does take a few minutes to...
  • Sunset in the Caribbean
    Emerald Princess a Roatan port day
    We arrived bright and early the next morning into Roatan, Honduras. It is a nice port, but one where security of self and family needs to be heeded closely. It is a very poor area, worse than we see in America for all practical purposes. As such...
  • Emerald Princess, review of her sailings from Texas
    Emerald Princess, review of her sailings from Texas
    I am taking a slightly different approach with this review. It will become a multi-part review posted over a week, corresponding generally speaking with the days of the week for this cruise. There are nine parts to the review. Be sure to read all...
  • Renaissance Aruba
    Room Report: Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino
    Arrival Experience: Located in the heart of town, just across from the cruise port, the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino is a centralized property that gives guests access to shopping, dining, and its own private island. As one of the only...
  • Chikungunya mosquito virus attacks Lindsay Lohan
    Chikungunya mosquito virus attacks Lindsay Lohan
    Poor Lindsay Lohan is the first celebrity to come down with a new mosquito-borne virus that causes horrible pain, a rash, fever, and possibly life-long illness. This virus has recently sickened a dozen people in Florida, New Jersey, and even more...
  • Luxury Cruising on Seadream
    10 Reasons to Book This Dream Luxury Cruise - Part 2
    Reason #3 - Overnight Stays in Famous Ports: The average cruise experience is; arriving in a port-o-call in the morning and quickly departing late in the afternoon. However, aboard SeaDream, the majority of their itineraries include an overnight...
  • Le Guanahani
    Room Report: Le Guanahani St. Barth
    Arrival Experience: Winding roads lead from the main waterfront town to this hillside resort with exceptional beach views. The attentive staff of Le Guanahani greets guests and assists them with check-in, often ensuite. Stone pathways connect the...
  • Room Report: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa
    Room Report: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa
    Arrival Experience: There are two lobbies at the exquisitely located, beachfront Sandals Grande Antigua resort. They are divided between the Mediterranean and Caribbean sections of the resort, and arrivals should notate their room location before...
  • Pollo Tropical brings Caribbean flavor to Houston with third location
    Pollo Tropical brings Caribbean flavor to Houston with third location
    Pollo Tropical, the distinctly Florida-based Caribbean concept restaurant, is slowly adding their presence to the Greater Houston area with their third location.The 6522 Westheimer location near the Galleria opened with their large assortment of...
  • Pelican Bay
    Room Report: Pelican Bay Hotel Grand Bahama Island
    Arrival Experience: The resort's laidback nature and centralized location sets the tone immediately for Caribbean life. Despite being just a stone's throw from the south of Florida (the flight to Ft. Lauderdale is 20 minutes), this resort...
  • Quick guide to Barbados
    Quick guide to Barbados
    Come on New Yorkers -- now is the time to plan your getaway from the frigid cold air. Lucky for us, the Caribbean islands are some of the few destinations that can be enjoyed year-round. The weather is always beautiful and warm, the waters are...
  • Ambergris Caye, Belize
    Sun and sand in Belize, cruise fjords in Norway, visit Redondo Beach, California
    This week’s deals include a new resort in Belize, a small group tour of the Norwegian fjords, and a resort hotel in Southern California.As the weather gets colder here in the Rocky Mountains, warm sand and clear seas start calling travelers....
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