Traveling With A Food Allergy

Traveling with an allergy can be a challenge. As someone that has done it a lot I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be what stops you from flying away – although right now COVID and/or COVID related travel restrictions might. There are times that it has been incredibly frustrating or challenging,Continue reading “Traveling With A Food Allergy”

Is A Luxury Cruise Really Worth It?

I grew up sailing in inside cabins on last minute deals, usually in the Caribbean – the logic was always that you could save the difference between that inside cabin and a balcony and use it towards another cruise. Thanks to that mindset I have been on quite a few cruises in my lifetime. However,Continue reading “Is A Luxury Cruise Really Worth It?”

Would You Go Back To Work Right Now?

I was chatting with one of my friends from cruise ship life the other day about the future of cruising. The future of cruising for us though isn’t just about when you can sail away to a tropical paradise again. For us it affects our work, our relationships, and so much of our futures. ThereContinue reading “Would You Go Back To Work Right Now?”

A Suite and a Sunset

Note: This post contains affiliate links that if you click on and then purchase I will make a small commission at no cost to you! I’ve been thinking about cruising a lot lately. Whether it’s because everyone is talking about the CDC extending the No Sail Order until the end of the month, the prospectContinue reading “A Suite and a Sunset”

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Recently a friend asked if we lived near Manchester, Vermont (we don’t) and if we would like to meet her at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (we would). So, to Manchester, Vermont and Hildene we went. I had only ever seen and heard of Hildene when we were looking at wedding venues a few yearsContinue reading “Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home”

Social Media Groups

There are all sorts of things wrong with social media, between how they use our data to how much time is spent mindlessly scrolling to the online bullying that so many young people experience being able to hide behind their screen. But, in this current crazy pandemic world I have found a few social mediaContinue reading “Social Media Groups”

Ben & Jerry’s Around the World

I was chatting with a friend recently about the differences between foods in Vermont and Scotland and I mentioned that we can still get Ben & Jerry’s in Scotland. For anyone somehow not familiar with Ben & Jerry’s it is an ice cream company that was started in Vermont (where I’m from in the US).Continue reading “Ben & Jerry’s Around the World”

Port Days vs. Sea Days

At the beginning of my career working on cruise ships I was offered a contract that was going to Hawaii. I thought it was an incredible once in a lifetime experience. What I found was that my naïveté of cruise ship life was showing. The reason being, that while Hawaii is beautiful and wonderful, ifContinue reading “Port Days vs. Sea Days”

Me and My Alien Go to America

Stuart and I made it to America the other day. Doesn’t sound that complicated. We fly around the world and between countries pretty regularly. He’s from the UK, I’m from the US. The two countries usually have a pretty open door policy between the two. So, what makes it worth writing a whole post aboutContinue reading “Me and My Alien Go to America”

What is COVID Protocol Like in the UK?

That question is a bit like asking “what’s it like in the US?” the answer is entirely dependent on where you are in the country. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I came over to the UK. In the news the UK response was painted as “not great” but “better than the US”.Continue reading “What is COVID Protocol Like in the UK?”