adventure / Mexico

Chasing Ghosts in Real de Catorce Mexico

Real de Catorce Mexico

Our first major destination on our Mexican ghost towns trip was the old mining town of Real de Catorce.  The spirits are kept a bay during the day by the crush of day trippers, but the area’s spiritual energy can be felt as dusk falls, or as you hike into the abandoned ruins that surround the town.
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Mexican Ghost Towns and World Heritage Sites

Guanajuato Mexico

We have returned from our two-week trip visiting some ghost towns and World Heritage sites in the San Luis Potosi region of Mexico.  Because time was short, we did a whirlwind tour that included many bus rides, a car rental, and a lot of hotel one-night stands.  We’ve come back with an appreciation for Mexico’s smaller towns, and have both made New Year’s resolutions to improve our Spanish.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!–Short Blog Vacation Coming Up

I’m taking a couple of weeks off as B. and I travel down to Mexico for awhile.  We will be visiting ghost towns in the Mexican Sierra.  I’ll see all y’all the second week in January!  Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.
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Cruising / Living on Cruise Ships / Norwegian

Living on the Norwegian Sky–Last Minute Pricing

Norwegian Sky

You can save a little money by waiting until the last minute to book the Sky.  The new per diem cost for two people is $259 a day, down from a high of $293/day in June.  One of the itineraries has sold out in the cheapest inside category, but balcony cabins are still available. Continue reading “Living on the Norwegian Sky–Last Minute Pricing”

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Living on the Regal Princess–Last-Minute-Pricing

Regal Princess Image

If you waited until December to book your month-long sojourn on the Regal Princess in January 2017, then you waited too long!  Two of the four 7-day sailings are sold out! Continue reading “Living on the Regal Princess–Last-Minute-Pricing”

Carnival / Cruising / Family travel

Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Disembarkation and Review

We had a fairly easy disembarkation and short drive home.  I’ve made lists of what I liked and didn’t like about our cruise.
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Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Five–Last Sea Day

We had a fun but exhausting sea day as we tried to pack in as much fun as possible for the boys on their last day.  We’ve given up on Camp Carnival and attending any shows.  Continue reading “Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Five–Last Sea Day”

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Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Four–Progresso

We had a very short port day in Progresso–the trip to the beach was a let-down after Cozumel.  We did feel like we were really in Mexico after visiting the Mercado Central.  Continue reading “Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Four–Progresso”

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Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Three–Cozumel

We have been to Cozumel many times and have always enjoyed it.  The wonderfully clear water and friendly inhabitants always make visiting Cozumel a pleasure. Continue reading “Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Three–Cozumel”

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Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Two–Sea Day

On our first sea day, we discovered that Binko hated Camp Carnival, but we still had fun on the golf course and on the waterslides. Continue reading “Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Two–Sea Day”