A Day in Bath, England

Set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its Roman bath houses and honey-colored Georgian architecture. Only a one and half hour train journey from London Paddington station, or quick fifteen minute ride from Bristol, Bath makes a great day trip destination that is compact and can easily be seen on foot. Here’s my guide on how to spend a day in Bath. Continue reading “A Day in Bath, England”

7 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Cruise

A cruise at first look may seem like a good deal, that is until you get on board and feel overwhelmed with the extra costs for beverages, excursions, and activities.

Rather than feel like you’ll break the bank, here are seven easy ways to keep your wallet happy while still enjoying your cruise vacation.

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Great Falls National Park – McLean, Virginia

If you find yourself in the Washington, D.C. area on a pleasant day, I recommend taking a drive to Great Falls National Park in McLean, Virginia (a town about 17 miles west of Washington, D.C.). Great Falls National Park is a destination offering plenty for nature and history lovers alike, without requiring a far drive away from the metropolitan area.

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Noelle’s Monthly Recap: April 2017

The saying “Time flies when you’re having fun” certainly proved to be true this month as I spent more than half the month doing what I love most – traveling!

I kicked the month off with a week long eastern Caribbean cruise that departed from San Juan, Puerto Rico and stopped at five ports of call: St. Thomas (USVI), Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten. Continue reading “Noelle’s Monthly Recap: April 2017”

How to Spend a Day at 6 Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call

When Mark and I booked our week-long cruise of the eastern Caribbean, one of the main draws for us was that it had five ports of call –  St. Thomas (USVI), Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten – plus our departure port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’ve always been a proponent of fast travel – maximizing what I experience in a destination in a short period of time – but even one day in each port of call was a challenge for me. Nevertheless, we tried our best in each location to see it as fully as possible – with varying degrees of success – and I’ve outlined what we did each port of call below. Continue reading “How to Spend a Day at 6 Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call”