Disney Cruise to the Mediterranean – Highlights & Tips

Avast, Ahoy, Ay-yi!   Disney Cruise Line sailed back to Europe in 2013 (also 2014)!   To celebrate their wedding anniversary in grand style, my friend author Robert Medina and his wife recently set sail on the Disney Magic to soak in the Mediterranean.   He has now generously put together this overview in breathtaking photos and witty commentary, for me to share with my readers some highlights and tips from a Disney Cruise to the Mediterranean! Departing from the port in Barcelona, Spain - the Disney Magic was their floating home for the week.  They took in the fantastic sites, sounds, and foods of these European ports of call:  Nice, France; then on to Italy for Naples, Florence, and a grand finale of Rome. I'll let Robert tell you the story from here.  It's a good one...  *o*  (And don't miss the great tips at the end!) Disney Cruise to the Mediterranean ~ Highlights Greetings. It was an interesting trip to say the least. We began by spending  5 days at Disney World before … [Read more...]

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, Cruising’s Not For Me

I had my fake tan, perfectly timed pedicure, and cruise wear cover-up style dresses (not my typical garb) all ready to go, for my very first cruise!  After finally convincing my hesitant, prone-to-motion-sickness husband to give this type of vacation a try for our 10th anniversary trip with no kids, I was certain we were going to love every minute of it. Now recently returned from this maiden voyage of ours, and at the risk of sounding like a negative party pooper, I'm here to report that much to my surprise I've discovered cruising is not for me. Don't get me wrong, we had a wonderful trip.  And there are definitely some charming and enjoyable aspects to vacationing on a cruise ship.  The food was great, we had fun filled days at port, and being a girl raised on the river - I absolutely love being out on the water in any type of boat. But alas, there were a few not-so-savory aspects to our cruise, which I found myself unprepared for. Camping On The Sea Pay careful attention … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Cruising Is For Families

Mary, travel blogger at The World Is a Book, and her husband take their two young kids all over the world. Her blog is truly a delight, and is a feast for both the eyes and the wanderlusting soul. She honored me by writing this post for my Travel Week Extravaganza.  A true cruising veteran, let her walk you through some of the reasons why it's their favorite type of vacation... *o*     *o*     *o* Despite its increasing popularity, there are still a few misconceptions about cruising.  It may not be for everyone but I’ve always told friends and family - just try it once.  It’s one of our favorite ways to travel and spend our vacation.  We are going on our 12th cruise next month, 11 of them with kids.  My almost 10-year-old daughter went on her first cruise at 6-months-old to Alaska and she still loves it. There are many reasons why we cruise and why cruising is also becoming more popular as a family travel option. 1.)  Reason Cruising Is For Families :  Onboard … [Read more...]

Chat With a Disney Guru – Disney Fan In Colorado

Weekly series! Welcome to a great new way to compare notes, pick up some helpful tips for your next Disney visit, and discover some fantastic Disney bloggers!  Each week I will be highlighting an interview with a certified, pixie dusted fan of The Mouse.  WARNING:  Their enthusiasm for all things Disney is, in fact, quite contagious!  So come along for the ride with us ... you may learn something new, and it's sure to put a smile on your face as you read about the good, the really really good, and the "you absolutely can't miss this...."! *o*     *o*     *o* This week:  Disney Fan In Colorado's Holly! Holly is also an experienced Disney Cruiser!  Be sure to check out the extra questions I asked her about this at the end ...   … [Read more...]