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sunset-at-sea-2Ok we’re hooked. Even more so now.

It has become clear to us that cruising is our greatest vacation. From the moment we set out for the airport until we step off the ship at our final port – it is the closest I think we can come to being completely unplugged and sincerely relaxed. Time seems to stand still onboard a cruise and even though it’s a relatively short trip and the days slowly tick away…there is no urgency, no sense of running out of time. Even as the last days approach you don’t feel … “Oh no it’s almost over!” but rather the sense is “We still have two more days left.”

Not until you head back to wherever you call home that the feeling sets in that it’s over…for now. And then life begins to flood back in as thoughts of children, work, home and everything else we deal with in our daily lives rises back to the surface and becomes top of mind again. But those feelings only serve as added motivation for us to plan more cruises. Continue Reading…

Just Cruising

45 years old and I have never been on a cruise. Until this past week. And I have no idea why I have not gone on one before this. Now I am able to say this was my best vacation……ever!

Jill and I decided to make our big trip a cruise this year – something she has done a couple of times. So I leaned on her heavily as we went through the process.  Who knew there were so many details to attend to when you go cruising especially if it involves international ports.  Thankfully I have Jill and because of her our entire trip was flawless. Continue Reading…


Some places just pull us there. Places that seem to call our name and feel like a home away from home. New York City is one of those places for me. As a native New Yorker (albeit from upstate…waaaay upstate) I feel a special kinship with New York City. Say whatever negative things you may about the city, but I find it hard not to be mesmerized by the diversity of its people, the incredible eclectic possibilities of the food and the never-ending opportunities to explore a city with so much to offer.

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