Category Archives: Cruise

Family-Friendly River Cruising With Adventures by Disney

We have recently returned from our first family-friendly river cruise. This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time, and am thrilled to have had the opportunity to travel with Adventures by Disney.

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A Fairytale in the Galapagos

From poison apple trees to an “Alice in Wonderland” mangrove forest, everywhere you turn is like stepping into a storybook. These islands make it into the pages of legendary books such as “Robinson Crusoe” but you would never guess that you would turn the corner to see a Galapagos Hawk eyeing you from the treetops like the Cheshire Cat or a Darwin finch hopping about as quick as the White Rabbit. The snow white beaches are certain to steal your heart, even if you have to be as small as a dwarf to crawl through the mangrove trees to reach them.

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Day One in the Galapagos

Despite being a little bit jetlagged, day one in the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions has been awesome. It’s not so bad goin’ solo and it’s fun making some new, colorful friends.

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Getting Ready for the Galapagos

Blue-footed Booby (Sula_nebouxii)
Blue-footed Booby (Sula_nebouxii)

I’m crossing one more destination off of my bucket list tomorrow — Ecuador‘s Galapagos Islands. It’s going to be tough to beat my last adventure in Veracruz, Mexico, where I made so many great friends, conquered my fear of bugs, heights, the jungle and the dark and defied death on a class-IV rapid, repelled down a 130-foot cliff and swam in several dodgy bodies of water.

Now, I hope to make friends with nature on my Lindblad Expeditions cruise onboard the National Geographic Endeavour. I am fully prepared to hone my photography skills and find a new part of myself on this new adventure. Get ready blue-footed boobies..I’m on my way.

Favorite Family Travel Destination: Alaska Cruise

Cruising with toddlers
Ava, now an avid cruiser, on a Disney cruise

It’s throwback Thursday, and I’m thinking back on some favorite family travel destinations like this Alaska cruise onboard the Disney Wonder in 2011.