Cruising / Florida

Empress of the Seas–the Little Ship That Could

Mom Enjoying Sailaway on the Empress of the Seas

The Empress of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s smallest ship, yet provides a great cruise experience.  We sailed on her recently on a five-day itinerary out of Tampa to Mexico, and enjoyed the good food, excellent service and entertainment.  In this post I’m discussing our trip down to Tampa Port.

Credit and Debit Cards / Cruising / Family travel / etc.

How We’re Using Our Chase Anniversary Free Nights This Year

Aqualand at the Holiday Inn Panama City Beach

Our Chase IHG cards give us a free night certificate every year.  This year we’ve each booked a Holiday Inn beach resort in back-to-back reservations.  Hopefully the kids will enjoy the in-house water park as well as the beach during our weekend getaway later this month.

Family travel / Florida

Family Beach Vacation on St. George Island, FL

St. George Island

Our family of ten rented a house on St. George Island, Florida so that everyone could have a beach vacation.  St. George Island is a quiet barrier island in the Florida Panhandle and makes a great family getaway if you like spending time together at a quiet family oriented beach.