Category Archives: Cruising

All-Inclusive? The Hidden Costs of Cruise Vacations

Thinking about taking your first cruise vacation? Even if you book a cheap cruise, there are still a few hidden costs that you might not expect.

For example, most people don’t expect free alcohol, but soda isn’t free either. Add $6.50 per day for unlimited soda. What about tips and gratuities, and internet? We’ll talk about these and many more!

Is Bigger Really Better? Our Cruise Vacation on Allure of the Seas!

We?ve just returned from a 7 day vacation on the biggest cruise ship in the world, the ?Allure of the Seas.? Many people wonder if it?s worth the extra money, if it?s too crowded, and what makes this ship so special. We have answers to all those questions and many more.

We talk about the advantages and disadvantages of vacationing on a floating city at sea. As diamond members of Royal Caribbean?s crown and anchor, we?ve been on many different classes, itineraries, and cruise lines. Oasis and Allure of the Seas are amazing, but are they our favorite cruise ship?

Day 1 – Setting Sail For Europe


We’re packed. In the car. Officially on our way to Europe.

It’s been exactly three months to the day since we booked our trip, finding that a transatlantic cruise was the cheapest way to Europe.

We’re carrying only a 28 liter backpack each filled with wool clothing and a butt ton of video gear.

Our plan is to have no plan. All we know is we land in Barcelona and leave from Lisbon two months later. Where we visit, what we do, and where we sleep will all be decided on a whim.

We’ll be posting a new video everyday (Internet provided) once we reach Barcelona.

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