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Life Aboard a Cruise Ship – 10 Ways to Avoid Spending More Money

Cruising. There is no doubt cruising isn’t for everyone. But for those who haven’t been aboard a cruise ship, people often wonder what its like or have misperceptions about life onboard. As we set sail for the western Caribbean in May on the Carnival Conquest out of Miami, Florida, I was...

Park Beat XVIII – Padre Island National Seashore & Corpus Christi

Whenever I travel anywhere near the coast, it’s a good bet I’ll spend a day at the beach. Padre Island National Seashore, a strip of 70 miles of protected coastline, is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world and serves as a refuge for 380 species of birds along with a nesting...

Kauai

Hawaii Life – Part 2 – Kauai!

It seems like everyone is heading to Hawaii these days. I know of three people alone traveling to Hawaii this week. Although I wish I was lounging by the pool too, I join them in spirit by highlighting what I consider the best Hawaiian Island, Kauai. From hiking the Na Pali coast to...

Hood Canal

Road Tripping in the Pacific NW: Cruising up the Hood Canal

The northwestern part of Washington State is constructed like a giant jigsaw puzzle with an intricate maze of islands and strips of mainland interspersed with salt and fresh water. Whether you hop on a ferry to one of the islands or cruise the highways leading out onto the Olympic...

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