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Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1
Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Steve (DOS) and I sailed the Scarlet Lady from Miami for four nights to Key West and Bimini, Bahamas this past week as first time cruisers on Virgin Voyages. Here is our review, tips, opinions, likes and dislikes of this…

Stay-Cation at Disney World without the Parks!
Stay-Cation at Disney World without the Parks!

Stay-Cation at Disney World without the Parks!

Steve (DOS) and I just returned from a fun and quick 4 night stay-cation at Walt Disney World. My brother Andy and his partner Art were in town, and Andy was celebrating his 65th birthday. It seems not so long…

Stay-Cation in Orlando Hyatt Regency Convention Center
Stay-Cation in Orlando Hyatt Regency Convention Center

Stay-Cation in Orlando Hyatt Regency Convention Center

Continuing with our mini Stay-Cation’s this year, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency at the Orlando Convention Center this week for four nights. Our purpose is two-fold: one to re-qualify for our Hyatt Globalist status (which requires 60 nights a…

Port of Costa Maya, Aboard the Sky Princess
Port of Costa Maya, Aboard the Sky Princess

Port of Costa Maya, Aboard the Sky Princess

Steve (DOS) and I just returned home from an outstanding seven night cruise on the Sky Princess, sailing roundtrip Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale. We debarked the ship today (Saturday) around 9am, and had a quick four hour’s drive back…

Just got back from our Emerald Princess Cruise!
Just got back from our Emerald Princess Cruise!

Just got back from our Emerald Princess Cruise!

<Warning: This is a LONG post! Sorry in advance for any typos, duplicate photos, text, grammar or midnight gibberish mistakes on my part. > Steve (DOS) and I arrived home on Tuesday from a 10 night Emerald Princess (partial Panama…

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!
Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!

Steve (DOS) and I are currently staying on the island of Maui for 7 nights, returning home on December 14th. It really doesn’t feel like its Christmas here with the warm and beautiful weather (as opposed to the blizzard we…

Inaugural Cruise on The Enchanted Princess November 10, 2021
Inaugural Cruise on The Enchanted Princess November 10, 2021

Inaugural Cruise on The Enchanted Princess November 10, 2021

Steve (DOS) and I just returned from an awesome 10 night Inaugural Caribbean cruise on the brand new Enchanted Princess! Technically speaking it was not “brand new” as it was supposed to start sailing last year in 2020, but the…

The Villages: Return to Sumpter Landing!
The Villages: Return to Sumpter Landing!

The Villages: Return to Sumpter Landing!

After our two night stay at The Village of Spanish Springs, we decided to extend our mini Stay-Cation by adding a night and switching over to our favorite Village, Lake Sumpter. Lake Sumpter was the second of the three major…

On the Road Again . . .First Stop Amelia Island!
On the Road Again . . .First Stop Amelia Island!

On the Road Again . . .First Stop Amelia Island!

Steve (DOS) and I left Orlando yesterday for a 3 week road trip to Roanoke, Virginia, with several two and three night stays along the way. As we are still settling our parents estate in Virginia, our goal (along with…

Neck update and travel to Roanoke
Neck update and travel to Roanoke

Neck update and travel to Roanoke

After another side trip last week to Tampa and Sarasota, on Monday I went back to the neurosurgeon for what I hoped was a good report about my broken neck. Steve (DOS) and I have been doing these weekday nearby…