• Destinations

    Solo cruising and crossing the Atlantic!

    *NOTE: I wrote this blog while spending 2 weeks crossing the Atlantic. During that time, the world turned upside down with the COVID-19 pandemic and it wasn’t until we docked in Barcelona, that we knew how serious things had become. I decided to post it anyway and will proceed with how my plans have changed since arriving in Europe. Thanks for joining me This cruise kicks off an 8 month trip around Europe. We will be at sea for nearly 2 weeks before we end up in Barcelona, Spain. I get a lot of questions about solo travel, and cruising solo seems to be up on the list of things…

  • For Foodies

    The Chef’s Table: Allure of the Seas

    I tend to be a bit frugal. I don’t buy clothes, shoes, or just stuff. However, if I’m going to spurge, it will usually be food related. The Chef’s Table on Allure of the Seas is a special event. In my case, there were only 8 guests. We had our own chef and waiter. And each course was paired with a wine chosen to enhance the dish. At the time of this sailing, the cost was $99 USD. If I am going to pay that much for a meal, honey I want it to be slow and savored. This special treat met my expectations – 3 hours. Two of those…