9 Essential Items to Pack for a Cruise

{photo credit} The month of May marks the beginning of a busy cruise season for most cruise lines. That means, there are a lot of you that will be embarking on a sea adventure of a lifetime very soon. Whether you're cruising to the Caribbean, the Bahamas or Bermuda {among dozens of other exotic locations} you want to be prepared for anything, without over packing. From sunscreen to flip-flops, I've created a list of 9 items you won't want to forget when you go on your next cruise. Swimsuits - Unless you have no intentions of ever taking a dip in the ship's pool or putting your toes in the ocean, don't forget a swimsuit for yourself and anyone traveling with you. Sunscreen/Sunburn Care - The very last thing you want is to get sunburned on day one of your cruise. Wear sunscreen and … [Read more...]

Tips to Help you Plan for Multigenerational Travel

Many people will be planning for multigenerational travel this summer. While traveling with extended family has its perks, it can also produce a few stressors. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you begin to plan your getaway. Preparing for a Multigenerational Trip Plan a family meeting and discuss important things like where to go, what to do, who’s watching the kids, physical limitations and the biggie- MONEY. Discuss up front how much it will cost and who is paying for what. Money is a touchy subject and once you’ve had “the talk” everyone should be able to relax and enjoy their vacation. Plan things Together Planning any vacation is a lot of work and it shouldn’t fall on one person’s shoulders. While you can designate one person to reserve a vacation home, make flight … [Read more...]