• From Here To There: Charleston & Carnival Ecstasy

    I somehow forgot about our cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy until I realized I needed to work on the vlog from this trip. As always I like to include vlogs in my From Here To There posts, so what better time to recap this awesome trip! We just got back from a week in Breckenridge, so another vlog is on its way…eventually. We left on December 30th for Charleston and spent the night in the most incredible bed and breakfast, 21 East Bed & Breakfast. We basically had a townhouse for our room. I am going to do a full recap on this place, but for now look at this…

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    Holland America Cruise Experience: The Drinks

    After highlighting all the delicious foods from our Holland America cruise, let’s get to the drinks! Holland America, like most cruises, now offers an all you can drink plan which starts around $50 per day. The catch is that you have to purchase the plan for everyday on your cruise, and for everyone in your room. For us that would have been $1100 on our 11 day cruise, plus tax. We were on a very port heavy schedule, so we decided to buy each drink instead of purchasing the plan, and I am so glad we did. The best thing about Holland America was the happy hours every.single.day. There are…

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    Holland America Cruise Experience: The People

    Next week marks one year since we left for our honeymoon, and now that I am finished with all of the location overviews, I want to share some more about the transportation between places- the cruise ship! When we first started talking about our honeymoon, I don’t think a cruise ship was the first thing to come to mind, but we knew we needed to get back to Europe! I actually was inspired by another bloggers European adventure to look into cruise destinations, and when I became a little overwhelmed between planning our wedding, planning other weddings, and our honeymoon, I knew we needed to contact our travel agent. I…

  • A Beautiful Beach Day Messina, Italy

    **This post was scheduled for Monday, and never posted then was deleted, so it is a few days late! Hopefully I remembered everything I originally wanted to say. This also means there are 2 posts now coming today! ** We started our cruise from Civitavecchia in Italy, and sailed overnight into Messina. We were still sailing when we woke up the next day, so we took some time to explore the beautiful ship. It was my first cruise, and Dave’s second. We were not disappointed when it came to amenities on the boat, we easily could have stayed another 2 weeks by the end! We arrived in the afternoon on…