Christmas at Beaches Turks and Caicos

There are so many things we planned for that should have happened in 2020. And then there were a few doors that opened that we never saw coming. A prime example was the invitation to attend the reopening of Beaches Turks & Caicos over the Christmas holidays. When my Mom reluctantly cancelled our family Christmas… Continue reading Christmas at Beaches Turks and Caicos

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Spending a night at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center has been on our bucket list since moving to Nashville earlier this year. As an early Christmas present, we did just that last Friday night. This luxury resort in the heart of Music City is lovely on any given day, but shines spectacularly when dressed… Continue reading A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler

I confess I'm not a fan of shopping. Too many choices give me major anxiety. So I find gift-giving guides are super helpful this time of year. Here, I've complied a list of practical holiday gift ideas for the frequent traveler. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Packing Cubes Packing Cubes are… Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler

Holidays at Universal Orlando

December 2019 at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Christmastime is always extra special at Universal Orlando Resort! And I hear from impeccable sources that not even The Grinch can steal holiday joy this year! From November 14 - January 3rd, you can get in on the mind-blowing, mischief-making, action-packed adventure of a lifetime.… Continue reading Holidays at Universal Orlando

A Twinkle of Holiday Magic

We'll be at Disney World during the holidays and were keeping all our fingers and toes crossed that Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and EPCOT's Candlelight Processional might happen. Unfortunately, these events are taking a hiatus, but Disney World plans to infuse a twinkle of holiday magic throughout the parks and resorts to make visits… Continue reading A Twinkle of Holiday Magic

Norwegian Getaway and NCL Peace of Mind

Today's post was designed to be about Norwegian Cruise Line's Peace of Mind Policy, but I realized I never blogged about our experience cruising with them before. Twice actually! So this post will be two-fold. Our most recent experience was our 2015 Family Christmas Cruise, a 7-night W Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Getaway. The… Continue reading Norwegian Getaway and NCL Peace of Mind

Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

For our recent visit to Universal Orlando Resort, we stayed at Loews Portofino - one of three premier resorts on property. It was already dark when we arrived, so this was our very first impression - a moonlit bay nestled on the Riviera. Breathtaking! Loews Portofino was inspired by the quaint Ligurian fishing village in… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure

Remember how I mentioned I'd post my Islands of Adventure post tomorrow? Let's pretend the whole concept of time being a figment of our imagination applies to January as well. Ha! Over in Islands of Adventure, the areas are divided into mythical lands featuring superheroes, beasts, and magical creatures. It seemed to storm every time… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure

Universal Orlando Resort – Universal Studios

I can't tell you how many times I sat down to write this series on Universal Orlando Resort. Where has the month of January gone?! In any event, we went to Universal Orlando Resort in the days between Christmas and New Year when the concept of time is but a figment of our imagination. We… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Universal Studios