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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. The Strip is a promenade running along oceanside highway A1A. It’s lined with upscale outdoor restaurants, bars, boutiques and luxury hotels. Other attractions include the International Swimming Hall of Fame, with pools and a museum of memorabilia, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, featuring trails and a lagoon.

15th Anniversary Trip – Ft. Lauderdale

15 Year Anniversary Ft. Lauderdale, Florida In case you missed our planning, and day in Raleigh, here’s those posts so you can catch up. 🙂 15th Anniversary trip When we cruise we always take the kids with us....Read More JoshJuly 30, 2018 15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh 15 Year Anniversary Trip Raleigh, North Carolina In case you...Read More JoshJuly 30...

15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh

15 Year Anniversary Trip Raleigh, North Carolina In case you missed the preface to day 1 and how we booked, here it is… 15th Anniversary trip When we cruise we always take the kids with us....Read More JoshJuly 30, 2018 Raleigh, North Carolina Day 1 We woke up on Wednesday morning and packed our stuff and loaded the car. We had to wait on our house, dog, and...

15th Anniversary trip

When we cruise we always take the kids with us. In fact, we take the kids with us everywhere we go. I don’t understand how some parents always leave their kids behind when they go places. Your kids are your family!That being said, my wife and I have not gone anywhere alone without our kids in 15 years with the exception of a concert trip here and there but...

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Key West, Florida Key WestDay 1 We got on Florida Turnpike and south...Read More JoshApril 7, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale Day 1 We slept in a little this morning since we were in no hurry. We woke up and loaded the car to head north. I didn’t want to go. I love Key West. The car was loaded and north we headed. We ended up stopping at an IHop in Marathon for breakfast. I hate...

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico Again we had an excursion booked. This time it was the Old San Juan City & Fortress tour through Island Marketing. We went ahead and booked a private tour, which was nice because it was just us. There was a hiccup in the beginning because there were two people from Island Marketing contacting me, which was a bit confusing. Finally our driver...

St. Kitts

St. Kitts We had an independent excursion booked this day as well. We booked through Pereira Tours which Liz was GREAT. I cannot say enough good things about her. She also joined our Facebook roll call and helped all of the cruisers answer questions, find excursions even if they weren’t with her, and just make everyone feel welcome to St. Kitts.We started the day by...

St. Maarten

St. Maarten / Sint Martin We were excited about St. Maarten. St. Maarten is part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. It comprises 2 separate countries, Netherlands & France.We had booked an excursion through Bernard’s SXM Tours independently, we don’t like going through cruise lines for excursions. We met Bernard’s Tours at the cruise terminal and...

Port Everglades

Miami, Florida Miami, Day 1 The Everglades Our flight to Miami was...Read More JoshApril 7, 2018 Carnival SplendorMay 27, 2017Day 1 Embarkation, 4 ports, 3 days at seaWe woke up fairly early to load the vehicle to return it to FLL and go to our ship. This day was different though, because this was Sunday and the festivities in Miami Beach were starting to heat up...

Grand Turk

Grand Turk, 2016 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 (now closed) 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...

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