Family Vacation: Not a cruise, but still on the water!

A quick winter break getaway led us on an awesome 3-day adventure in Georgia. Our destination: the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee. The drive into Lake Oconee was everything we had hoped for — tall pines, rolling hills and small glimpses of world=class golf and beautiful homes. From the moment they opened the car door through our seamless check-in process, the entire staff definitely knew the meaning of southern hospitality. The rustic charm of the lobby’s wood …

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Loved the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort and Spa as an excellent family destination

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is about a 20-minute drive from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) near Fort Myers, Florida. The resort is located in Bonita Springs, which is close to the beach and has its own island, but it’s not truly beachfront in the traditional sense. To get to the beach island you do have to take a ferry. They run them hourly and it’s about a 10 to 15 minute ride, Pelican …

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A Picnic On Hawaii’s Black Sand Beaches

This tour sounds like heaven on earth, such a wonderful way to appreciate the natural beauty of Hawaii…. Exclusive Hana Picnic Escape the large cruise line tours on this intimate, personalized tour. Enjoy a relaxing, personalized tour by our Hawaii state certified guide, who will entertain as well as educate in an air-conditioned luxury van. With only 6-8 guests per tour, explore the spectacular Hana coast and navigate the 617 curves and 54 one-lane bridges on the …

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Spas At Sea- A Breakdown of Offerings

Imagine 25,000 square feet of seafaring space, all dedicated to relaxation and indulgence.  The new generation of opulent ship spas promote their services with features such as floor to ceiling windows, cushy dedicated waiting rooms, and customized products.  They incorporate aspects of Feng Shui, exotic cultural elements, and customized signature treatments. Interested in booking a spa session on your next cruise?  Here’s some great information these amazing facilities by cruise line:   Cruise Line:  AIDA Cruises Ships …

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Golf, My Passion

Golf – simply put, is my passion.  While I have never played the legendary Maui courses, I would welcome the opportunity to experience them personally and to convey this experience to my readers in the form of articles and blogs. Two course on my “wish list”: the Wailea Golf Club and the Plantation at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. I am wondering if this is true: Ko’Olau, on Oahu: One of the toughest golf courses in the world and …

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New York, Not Your Typical Port of Call

A cruise leaving out of the city can be amazing, not only for what you will experience on your cruise ship, but for the endless opportunities while your in New York. We planned a weekend stay there, so we could fully taste what the city had to offer. Flying into LaGuardia was a little rough, unusually high winds made landing over water and between skyscrapers a bit treacherous. Once landed the airport is pretty easy to navigate, …

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Visiting Hawaii- Tour Ideas

For our next adventure, we will be visiting Hawaii this spring.  There are some fantastic tours there… and we found a couple worth considering. Upcountry photo tour Whether you are a part time shutter bug, or a full time photographer, this scenic tour will give you endless opportunities to take photos of beautiful scenery. From the cruise pier, proceed to one more pick up point in town before beginning a scenic ocean view tour through the old …

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Key West, Conch Town

I was really hoping for sunny, hot, blue sky Key West weather, unfortunately Mother Nature had something else in mind! We rented a Jeep Wrangler, hoping to make the 3.5 hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale down a fun, open air scenic kind of drive, however due to the cold weather we were forced to leave the top up and just enjoy the view from inside. I have gone to Key West before as part of a cruise, …

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Our Family’s Visit to Disney and the Four Seasons Walt Disney World Resort

DISNEY- Just saying the word invokes so many feelings for so many people. It’s a magical, expensive, wonderfully tiring trip, that in the end, brings joy to the whole family! Growing up in Florida, I had many chances to visit Walt Disney World with my parents, and I wanted to make sure our girls got to experience the same magic that I remember loving as a child. So, on one of our annual trips to South Florida …

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