November 14, 2018
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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. It’s home to the South Carolina State House, a Greek Revival building set in gardens dotted with monuments. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a huge park with animal enclosures and botanical gardens. A diverse collection spanning centuries is on display at the Columbia Museum of Art. Dating to 1823, the Robert Mills House is a mansion and museum surrounded by ornate gardens.

Grand Turk

2016 Trip In Grand Turk, most cruisers flock to Margaritaville which you can go to in any beach city in the USA. We don’t want to do that. We rented a golf cart through Karib which was $90 for the day. With the golf cart, you can ride anywhere on the island. Grand Turk is a small island so you can explore the whole island in about 2 hours or less. Just remember to...

Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay is probably the most beautiful place on Earth. It’s a private island owned by Holland America Cruise Line, which is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp.  The sand is as soft as baby powder, the ocean was as warm as could be and the water was crystal clear. It was heaven. We rented cabana #12 through Carnival (this is a Carnival excursion) and since we had...

Nassau, Bahamas

We didn’t really know what we wanted to do, so we just ended up getting off the ship and going to Atlantis. The whole area looked sketchy between the ship and Paradise Island. At Atlantis we did their aquarium, shopped a little, ate then came back to the ship. Honestly, this was a waste of a day for us. We vowed never to book a cruise going to Nassau again. It’s a...

Charleston, South Carolina

May 26, 2016 Day 1 After we left the zoo, we went ahead and headed to Charleston, South Carolina. We arrived at our hotel that evening and rode up the street to Outback for dinner. We ended up staying at Mainstay Suites in Mount Pleasant. This was a very nice hotel. I am not sure why the reviews only gave it 3.5* but it was much nicer in my opinion. The price was...

Columbia, South Carolina

This is a trip where we’re heading to Charleston, SC to cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. We always like to head down a few days prior to our cruises so we can check out the city and see and do things. We want our kids to experience all that they can and we want to extend our vacation. May 25, 2016 Day 1 We checked the boys out of school on Wednesday and headed...