One of the most appealing reasons to go on a cruise is also one of the drawbacks. You get to see a lot of places in a short amount of time, with minimal packing and unpacking. On the other hand, you can’t see any place in depth. Or can you? Here are some tips . . . → Read More: How To See (Wherever) In One Day
Any minor flaw is more tolerable with Champagne.
Perfection is overrated. I’ve said it before, and I am saying it now: expecting perfection leads to disappointment. Plus, if you have no mishaps, you likely also have no good stories to share, and where’s the fun in that? Most people get that concept until it . . . → Read More: Expecting Perfection Leads to Disappointment
Lovely evening for a sunset sail!
I have been on a number of sunset sails in Key West, and some are definitely better than others. Most recently, friends encouraged us to join them on the Appledore V. By encouraged, I really mean I got a text that said “I already made a reservation for . . . → Read More: Appledore V, Sunset Sail, Key West
You can never have too many stems…
The Key West Food and Wine Festival has become one of the most anticipated events of the year. It draws a crowd from all over the place, and for good reason: A) It is in January, in Florida; B) It’s not so overpriced and crowded, like some . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival: Day 1 Recap
It has been a good week for ship tours. Over the weekend (which seemed very early after Jack’s birthday dinner) I had the opportunity to tour the Norwegian Dawn. NCL is known for “Freestyle” cruising, which means you can eat whenever you want and with whom you choose. There are two main dining rooms and . . . → Read More: NCL Dawn
Last week, in the post-marathon madness (read: soreness) I had the opportunity to tour the brand new Disney cruise ship, the Dream. To say it was incredible is kind of an understatement. This is not the biggest cruise ship in existence, although it does hold 4,000 passengers. But for a family with kids, or adult . . . → Read More: Disney Dream: Brand New Ship
I had the opportunity to tour the Carnival Imagination on Monday. Why? It is helpful for me, as a travel agent, to see as many ships as possible. After all, I book a whole lot of cruises. Holding over 2,000 passengers, this ship has something for everyone.
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As I was talking up Barefoot Billy’s Jet Ski Tour over on Cruise Critic, reader Michelle from Indiana pointed out the lack of review here on Florida Keys Girl. So, here you go Michelle:
After some extenuating circumstances that made our friends from Tampa miss the big wine weekend, they finally made it down for . . . → Read More: Activity Review: Barefoot Billy’s Jetski Tour
As we were sailing towards Rovinj, Croatia, Florida Keys Guy kept referring to it as “Revenge”. This led me to call him the Dread Pirate Roberts (every time) and launch into quoting The Princess Bride. Admittedly, it doesn’t take much to quote that movie, as proven by my father-in-law who, while performing our wedding ceremony, . . . → Read More: Rovinj, Croatia: More on the Dalmatian Coast
I have wanted to go to Croatia for quite a while. We skipped over the more popular ports of Dubrovnik and Split on this itinerary, instead heading to Korcula and Rovinj.
In Korcula, we took a tour offered by the ship to three wineries. We started taking a boat across to the mainland, the getting . . . → Read More: The Dalmation Coast: Or, where those spotted dogs hail from