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North America

Disney Dream January 17, 2018

We spent the day on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay. I absolutely love this island! There are planned activities for children, teens, and adults, or you can just lay on the beach in hammocks or loungers. Scuttle’s Cove has supervised children’s programs for kids 3-12, Serenity Bay is a private beach for those 18 and … Continue reading »

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Disney Dream January 16, 2018

The ship docked in Nassau today. This is our 13th cruise and we’ve been to Nassau several times, so we spent the day on the ship. It was nice to have the ship to ourselves while most people were on the island. We spent a lot of time around Mickey and Donald’s pools, swimming and … Continue reading »

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Disney Dream January 15, 2018

We flew into Orlando last night and stayed at the Days Inn Cocoa Beach near Port Canaveral. I always like to arrive at the pier the day prior to a cruise to make sure we arrive in time to board the ship. We dropped our rental car off at the port and were on board … Continue reading »

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico August 18, 2016

We took the ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres today. We hopped on the bus which stops right in front of Beach Palace and took it to Puerto Juarez from where the ferry departs. The bus is 10.50 pesos each way (60 cents) versus a taxi which is around $40 each way. I always like … Continue reading »

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Cancun, Mexico August 16, 2016

Today we relaxed at the hotel. Beach Palace has a fun schedule of activities every day beginning with yoga at 6am and ending with themed shows nightly. There is a large pool with a large screen they lower at night for movies and shows. Tonight’s show was a tribute to Michael Jackson. I also really … Continue reading »

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Cancun, Mexico August 15, 2016

We took the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen and then a private car to our next hotel, Beach Palace. Beach Palace is in Cancun’s hotel zone, which is an area of high-rise hotels with great beaches. The sand is powder white and the water is turquoise blue.We stayed at Cozumel Palace for the … Continue reading »

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Cozumel, Mexico August 13, 2016

Today my son and I went scuba diving! I’ve never been diving before and we are not certified, but we took ScubaTony’s 2 tank Discover Scuba course. This course allowed us to dive with an instructor to no more than 40 feet. We took a taxi to the marina and met our instructors Javier and Liz and … Continue reading »

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Cozumel, Mexico August 12, 2016

We relaxed at the resort today. There are four pools – an infinity pool, an activity pool with water basketball, volleyball, and aerobics, a shallow pool next to the grill, and a children’s pool next to a small playground. Although there is no beach, there is sand, beach chairs, and palapas on either side of … Continue reading »

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Cozumel, Mexico August 11, 2016

My family and I have started a 9 day trip to Mexico in Cozumel. I’ve only visited the island on cruises, and I really wanted more time to explore. We’re staying at Cozumel Palace, an all-inclusive resort on the western coast. We flew into Cancun, took a private car to Playa del Carmen, the ferry to … Continue reading »

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Riviera Maya, Mexico November 20, 2015

We’ve found our routine – sleep in, breakfast in bed, lay on a Bali bed all afternoon, cool off in the ocean, rinse off in the pool, relax in the spa, have dinner, and go to the show.  Tonight we had dinner at the Asian restaurant, went to a rock show in the open theater, … Continue reading »

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