Even on a rainy day, there is plenty to do indoors.
The brochures do a pretty nice job of detailing some of the things to expect onboard, but nothing beats actually being there. I was in this for a relaxing ten days, and aside from the side trip to Galley Bay, and a need to eat mofongo in San Juan (more on that on Wednesday), I wanted to make as few plans as possible. Continue reading Seabourn Sojourn: Life Onboard
The pristine beach at Galley Bay Resort
The gorgeous Seabourn Sojourn pulled into St. Johns, Antigua on a perfectly gloomy day. I loved our last visit to the island, but we only saw it from the water. This time we were invited to spend the day at Galley Bay Resort. Continue reading Galley Bay Resort, Antigua
Some things are better left to the professionals!
One of my favorite aspects of Seabourn cruises is the social environment. Because all drinks (alcohol, specialty coffees, soda, bottled water) and gratuities are included, it is very easy to meet up with others and spontaneously sit for a while and have a drink. Nobody is buying, bartenders are in a constant state of refilling, and conversations flow. Continue reading Behind the Scenes on Seabourn Sojourn: Part II, The Bar Manager
We always make friends with fun people.
Caviar in the Surf was a huge highlight of our trip on the Seabourn Quest last December. Naturally, as we were getting ready for the trip on the Sojourn this year, we could not wait. A huge kayak filled with champagne, crew members in the warm ocean water pouring and serving caviar (and all accompaniments) from atop a surfboard…all while basking in the sunshine and clear blue water. But that was last year. Continue reading Seabourn Sojourn: Caviar in the Surf
Captain Darbakk, looking very serious as we go up to the bridge.
I had the opportunity to sneak behind the scenes on our cruise and have conversations with some of the senior officers. I thought I’d start at the top with Captain Sigurd Darbakk. Watch as we talk about navigation, snooping, parallel parking . . . → Read More: Behind the Scenes on Seabourn Sojourn: Part I, The Captain
Gonzalo welcomed us onboard.
I’ll start by saying this: today is my first day back at work after a glorious vacation, and I am none too pleased about it. (Of course, I am now in the process of planning the next vacation, so it is not all bad.) The Sojourn is one of the three larger ships in the Seabourn fleet, and holding just 450 passengers, she is beautiful. Continue reading Seabourn Sojourn: 10 Days in the Caribbean
As I am sitting aboard the beautiful Seabourn Sojourn, I will take a moment to thank you for stopping by and reading, as without you there would be no blog. I will also let you know that you should not expect to see any additional posts until I am back to work next week. New posts . . . → Read More: On Vacation
You know how I love to give you stuff, just because you swing by and read my blog? Well, it’s back!
It is that time of year again. Tickets for Key West’s premier food and wine event are now on sale, and I have good news for you. Say it with me: Discount Code. That is right, the folks at the Key West Food and Wine Festival love Florida Keys Girl readers so much, they have offered up your very own discount code. Continue reading Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014: Tickets and Discount Code
This is me and FKGuy. We are very fancy.
It is no secret that my favorite Fantasy Fest event is the Masquerade March, and this year proved no different. The theme of Superheroes, Villains and Beyond brought out the wacky, the tacky and of course, the naked. Some people will take any excuse to remove their clothes and prance around the streets. Continue reading Fantasy Fest 2013: The Recap
Yes, I know what you are thinking: Rules? What rules? There are no stinkin’ rules at Fantasy Fest! That’s what makes it so much, er, fun! Well, there are some actual law-type rules, which mainly get ignored. But I am talking more about the common sense type stuff here. I talked about it a couple of years ago, but I think most of these are still valid, so here we go:
Continue reading Rules of Fantasy Fest