Barbados: the best for last

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Barbados: the best for last

This was our fourth and final port destination during our transatlantic cruise. As with the other ports, we had limited time. We’re writing about each place to give an overview of our brief visits. Barbados was great- it was accessible and the beach was beautiful and untouched. I can’t wait to come back one day [...]

Antigua: Under Restoration

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Antigua: Under Restoration

This was the third of our four port stops during our transatlantic crossing. Our island visits were short and offered only brief glimpses of each place, so our observations are limited. Antigua is noticeably less touristic than our previous port. The island is smaller than we pictured it. The rocky hills plummeting down into the [...]

St. Maarten

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St. Maarten

This is the second of our four stops during our transatlantic crossing. Our island visits were short and offered only brief glimpses of each place, so our observations are limited. Our first port stop on the Caribbean side of the Atlantic was St. Maarten- an island that is half French, and half Dutch. The curious [...]

Fear not the sea days

14 days on a ship. Naturally, our purpose for doing this cruise was to take advantage of the cheap transport. But in the days leading up to it we couldn’t help but be a little nervous about the amount of time we’d be stuck on the boat. Over the two week trip, we’d have the [...]

A View From the Starboard

When we last left off, Dave and I were preparing to board a cruise ship, of all things, for a two week sail across the Atlantic. I am the first to say that we were appropriately skeptical of using a cruise ship as a method of travel. But now, four days into our 2 week [...]

The Splendor of Tenerife

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The Splendor of Tenerife

Appropriately enough, our last stop in spain was our first stop on our two week cruise across the Atlantic. It took an hour to realize that Tenerife- one of the Canary Islands- was dramatically different from our previous island experiences. The beach was not within walking distance and what presented itself were tall buildings and [...]

2 weeks on board

Our last day in Spain feels bittersweet- wandering the island of Mallorca and preparing to say goodbye to visiting friends from home. We aren’t ready to leave, we aren’t ready to say goodbye, but the forthcoming adventure is so enticing it’s impossible to not sweat with anticipation. For the next two weeks, we’ll be at [...]