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Things to Do in Gainesville on a Florida Getaway Vacation

Gainesville Florida is surrounded by magnificent natural areas and is home to Florida’s most popular state school, fostering an artistic, entrepreneurial, and innovation spirit. USA’s third largest university also spearheaded the invention of Gatorade, which as you see, further supports and creates a creative environment. Visit Gainesville recently hosted Julie and I in order to discover […]

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Viking River or Viking Ocean Cruises: Which is Right for You?

Our comparisons and tips will help you decide whether Viking River or Viking Ocean Cruises will offer the better vacation for your travel preferences. Whichever brand and voyage you choose, you will enjoy the same great Viking Cruises quality and value.   Viking River or Viking Ocean Cruises: Which is Right for You? We were fortunate to enjoy a Romantic Mediterranean ocean cruise on […]

8 great Fathom cruise secrets

8 Great Fathom Cruise Secrets

Recently I sailed on Fathom Adonia between Miami and Dominican Republic. Fathom is a new cruise line concept, promoting impact travel and traveling with a purpose—giving back to the local destination that you visit while on vacation. In this article I share some Fathom Cruise secrets. Plenty of articles cover the basics of Fathom—destinations (Dominican Republic and Cuba, for now), ship and stateroom layout, […]

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Viking River Cruises Danube Waltz Highlights

From capital cities to small, historic towns, our Danube Waltz highlights give you a sneak peak at one popular European Viking River Cruises itinerary. We enjoyed this fabulous trip on the Viking Freya in April 2016, a few months after our Romantic Mediterranean trip with Viking Ocean Cruises. We looked forward to learning how the river and ocean cruises would differ as we explored beautiful […]

8 Great Viking Cruises Secrets

8 Great Viking Cruises Secrets

Now that I have sailed with Viking Cruises on a sea voyage (larger boat) and a river itinerary (traditional small boat), I wanted to share with you some Viking Cruises secrets. Plenty of articles cover the basics of Viking Cruises—where they sail, ship and stateroom layout, what to do in ports, onboard food and activities. Instead […]

8 Great Viking Cruises Secrets

Viking Star Dining Options That Will Blow Your Mind

The typical cruise ship dining experience means set seating times (too early or too late) in too crowded rooms. If you want a special experience, that means paying an additional charge. Dining on Viking Star is different. Viking Star’s largest dining area, World Cafe, is nicer than most buffet experiences with fresh and quality food appropriate for each destination along with some special […]

8 Great Viking Cruises Secrets

8 Great Reasons Viking Cruises Are a Fantastic Value

One advantage of cruise vacations is “pay one price”—meaning what you pay when you book your cruise vacation is all you really need to pay. On the other hand, a major point of contention for cruise passengers is the constant feeling of upselling. There are extra charges for alcoholic drinks, shore excursions, entertainment, premium food and drink, wi-fi, and […]