beach / cruise / family / grand turk

Grand Turk: relaxin’ and wastin’ away in margaritaville

Grand Turk was unfortunately our last port on the cruise.   No sightseeing tours, big shopping areas, or other various places to explore.  The main “activity” available to us was to lay by the beach under some palm trees.  Considering we were absolutely pooped from attempting to explore the other ports as much as possible, some … Continue reading

beach / caribbean / cruise / family / st. thomas

St. Thomas: magen’s bay and private island tour

After a long night (of sippin’ some drinks in the club with my sister), we woke up early the next morning and headed off the ship to the mountainous St. Thomas.  We had scheduled a tour of the island before leaving NY- but the company forgot to send enough safari-type vehicles (with open tops and … Continue reading

cruise / family / puerto rico / rainforest

San Juan, PR: lush rainforests and the old city

Again, just as in Bermuda, I was taken aback by how stunning the island looked while still onboard the ship getting ready to disembark.  The ship provided us with impeccable views of San Juan’s skyline on this clear and sunny day.  Big white puffy clouds were in perfect position for the picture.  Notice the other … Continue reading

caribbean / cruise / family

Caribbean Princess Cruise: June 11-20, 2009

So my summer classes are finally over, and I’m officially a second year grad student! [hence why I haven’t posted anything in a while…]  I’ve finished rambling about my 2008 trips, so here comes 2009.  I’ve decided I’m going to keep the obsessive writing to a minimum and better show my trips and experiences through … Continue reading

canada / cruise / family / saint john

Carnival Victory: June 19-23, 2008

My family loves going on vacation, and cruises are something we can always agree upon.  I especially love the fact that cruises provide the opportunity to travel to multiple destinations on one trip, with the ease of plopping your suitcase in one location, and without the hassle of constantly boarding planes or wasting vacation time on the … Continue reading