Urban Wine Walk – May 16 2015

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Not sure if you have seen the weather report for this weekend, but it is going to be beautiful outside!  Still looking for a great way to spend the afternoon. Do you like wine and having fun?  Can you walk, skip, hop or find some other way to get from one place to another?  Then join your fellow winos this weekend for the 5th annual Urban Wine Walk in downtown Phoenix on May 16th from 1-6pm. Here’s the deal…Show up between 1 and 6pm at any of the locations listed below and you can purchase a sample of the wines …

Captain Marvin Grand Cayman Snorkeling Adventure

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Do you wanna pet a stingray?  How about dozens of them surrounding you in their natural habitat just waiting for your attention?  Even better maybe you wanna pucker up and give one a smooch for good luck?  Captain Marvin Grand Cayman will show you the best location for all of these! A visit to Stingray City is one of the not to be missed things to do while visiting Grand Cayman.  It is not an actual city on land and is only accessible by boat.  It is very easy to find a tour company that will do a couple hour trip out …

Xrail All terrain Buggy to Jade Cavern Cozumel

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Getting Our All Terrain Buggy Looking at an All terrain Buggy Tour in Cozumel thru the Carnival Shore excursions desk?  We did too. With a bit more research I found an excursion called Xrails to Jade Caverns.  An Xrail is similar to a dune buggy/go kart and drives like a normal car with a steering wheel and gas/brake pedals.  Be prepared to use a little muscle when driving…they do not have power steering! Your trip starts with you getting the proper safety gear and getting strapped into your Xrail.  The quads go first because they are faster and get out of the …

Packing For A Cruise: 10 Things You Need

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Yes yes I know I know…we all know about packing the proper clothing and toiletries…yes sunscreen and flip flops too.  What about the little things that you would need that you wouldn’t even think of.  You know the little things that will make your life a little easier while you are trying to enjoy your vacation.  Here is a list of 10 things you need to pack for a cruise.  Power Strip – In your cabin you will probably only have a few limited spaces to plug in and recharge your items.  Having a power strip with you will allow …

Is Cruising Right For Me?

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I have to admit that the first time I considered taking a cruise, I was apprehensive.  I am not a person that is a big fan of being in a crowd.  I imagined a cruise ship as a place where several thousand people are crowded together for seven days, with no potential for escape.  I am glad to say that I tried it anyway and found that a lot of my preconceived notions were wrong.  The idea for this post came from discussions I had with friends, describing my experience with cruising.

5 Things Not to Miss in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Old San Juan is a beautiful city that has many historical sites to visit.  Blue cobblestone streets and fortresses make you feel as though you have taken a step back into history.  The people and the food only add to the magic of this historic city.  Aside from the obvious fortresses and beaches, here is a list of 5 things that you must see in Old San Juan. 1. Cathedral of San Juan Bautista San Juan Cathedral a massive church that is located in the center of town.  Originally constructed in 1521, it has been rebuilt multiple times due to hurricanes and pirates. …

MSC Divina Review Part 1

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When I booked our trip on the MSC Divina I had never even heard of them.  After looking at photos of their ship I was really excited to see it for myself.  Everything looked very nicely decorated and I read some wonderful reviews.  The trip started really rocky…it was October 2014 and I was flying on Spirit Airlines from Phoenix to Miami the night before the cruise on a red eye flight.  After arriving at the airport, I found out that there was a massive line of storms going across Texas and all the airports were shut down temporarily.  Shortly …