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Island Hopping in the Caribbean: St. Kitts


Greetings!   I know you were all waiting and anticipating the next stop on our Island Hopping Caribbean adventure.  My apologies for taking so long to pick this back up.  I had to prepare for a major move to the other side of the county.  I’ve left the comforts of luxury apartment living in über suburbia for a little slice of country life in a nice size house on a ginormous plot of land.  No worries; it’s just down the street from a different suburbia.   Instead of Super Target in my backyard, I have to journey about 20 minutes down the interstate.  It’s been different to say the least and it’s already yielded some new adventures and I can’t wait to share them with you.   We are all moved in and settled now so I’m getting back into my normal routine, which means writing and sharing adventures.    Now without further adieu, on to St. Kitts! Go On…Keep Reading!

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Island Hopping in the Caribbean: Saint Lucia

So far on our Island Hopping quest we’ve visited Puerto Rico,  St. Thomas and Barbados.  The next stop on the Carnival Valor itinerary was the luscious green island of Saint Lucia!   Unlike the other islands, I had actually seen a few pictures of St. Lucia so I knew that it was very tropical and densely forested.    I had also seen the famous Piton peaks in pictures.    However, nothing could really prepare me for just how breathtakingly beautiful this island truly is.     It’s exactly what you think paradise should be.    It’s like Jurassic Park minus the man-eating dinosaurs. Go On…Keep Reading!

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Island Hopping via Carnival Valor Cruise Ship: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

DSC00379Happy Spring to all of my readers!  Last week I gave you some basic tips to make sure your Caribbean cruise experience is more than just your average vacation.   Over the next couple of weeks we will do a virtual island hop to each of the island destinations on the itinerary of the Carnival Cruise Ship, Carnival Valor.  First island on deck….St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More »

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5 Tips When Taking A Cruise From San Juan Puerto Rico

Carnival Valor

Just 4 days after my epic Trinidad trip, I set sail on a 7 day southern Caribbean Carnival cruise from Puerto Rico with my teenage son and my mom. It wasn’t ideal to have a these trips back to back, but we had to work around my son’s spring break from school. Tough life but someone has to live it, right?

The ship was Carnival Valor and our stateroom was nothing spectacular, just an inside cabin. I was well aware that I shouldn’t try to compare this cruise with my past experiences on Disney CL or Royal Caribbean.   The selling point for this cruise is all about the awesome itinerary! In just 7 days we explored Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.  I couldn’t possibly try to cover the entire cruise in just one post. Each port of call deserves its own post for sure. Be sure to read the posts for the individual ports of call to get the scoop on my experience at each destination. However I’ve amassed these 5 tips when taking a cruise from San Juan Puerto Rico to the other beautiful islands of the Caribbean. Read More »

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