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12 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

One of the important parts of heading out on a trip is preparing your home for vacation. Of course, the best thing to do would be to hire a house-sitter to stay at your home while you’re gone. In my college days, I made quite a nice side income watching houses and pets for people …

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5 Things to do on Vacation to Engage with Your Kids

Let’s say you’ve planned the perfect vacation. You booked the best options for your vacation budget, nothing was forgotten at home, and you’re looking forward to the experiences lying ahead. But, there’s a good chance you’ll have some sort of downtime where your kids might start crying, “I’m bored”. It could be while waiting in …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 4: Activities Aboard

While we had so much fun enjoying the different ports of call; activities aboard the ship were also fabulous. One of our favorite things to do was watch the evening shows. Each evening they featured a special and unique show including musical numbers, magic, and comedy. The Stardust Theater is a beautiful venue and you …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 3: Ports of Call

If someone told you they just returned from vacationing in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico, you’d probably think they were quite the traveler. When you take a cruise, you can be quite the traveler yourself. Our family’s recent Caribbean cruise included stops at all of those locals. Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas This is …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 2: Stateroom & Dining

  Stateroom Balcony View Balcony Stateroom We loved our stateroom aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We had a mid-ship balcony stateroom on deck 10. Our room was setup with two single beds pushed together and made up as a queen bed. There was a sofa that pulled out into a single bed and another single bed …

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Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 1: Car Rental & Arrival

In November our family went on our first cruise. My husband and I have cruised before, but this was our first cruise with kids. And…we LOVED it! It was our first experience with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), and one we’ll repeat again. We had flown early into Orlando so I could take part in a …

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