October 29, 2017

That Time I Freestyled on The NCL Breakaway...



Here are all the Freestyle Dailies for the NCL Breakaway's 7-day NYC to Bahamas & Florida itinerary ("Orlando" [Port Canaveral], Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau), 10/29-11/4/17...

October 26, 2017

That Time I Binged on Carnival Cruises...

In anticipation of my upcoming voyage on the Carnival Horizon, memories of all the studying I did to make sure my last Carnival cruise on the Vista last year came flooding back! Since then, I have perused many different ships and itineraries looking to get the best deals and a variety of itineraries for future cruises. I am booked on the Liberty for February 2019 and plan to book another on the Pride in 2020! (Updated: 6/25/18)


This list is of tips that are specific to cruising on Carnival. Sorry in advance that there aren't tips related to children... I have yet to have kids...

October 18, 2017

That Time I Cruised Norwegian Cruise Line...

Those who have been paying attention already know that I (semi) recently went on my first cruise last February. In preparation for that cruise, Boyfriend and I watched 10s of videos and read 10s of articles about Carnival cruises, the Carnival Vista ship, and cruise tips in general.

My second cruise ever, and first Norwegian Cruise Line cruise, is 11 days (!!!!!).

I pretty much had to start all over and learn all about a brand new cruise line, and since this information is fresh, and the Carnival information is quite stale, this post is about the NCL Breakaway (and NCL in general)...

October 16, 2017

That Time My Airbnb Guests Kinda....Sucked...

Last year I started renting my house out on Airbnb, seasonally, on weekends when there are major events in town. Until recently I didn't have any problems. People came and went and I mostly just had to clean a bunch of sheets...

That Time I Packed for a Cruise...

For my first cruise I had a really hard time finding a good packing list to go off of. There were plenty of lists that just listed items, but not quantities. Due to my strife, I wanted to post my packing list for others to find (below).
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3vsD-FqZbpeMHE0a0wwckJkYm8

But first, some things to note:...

October 12, 2017

That Time I Finished Saving All My Pennies...

A year ago I started an experiment where I picked up every single coin I saw on the ground. This included some less accessible ones, and stopping short in front of people just to pick up a penny.

Yes, for the last 12 months I have been real-life Mario...

October 11, 2017

That Time I Went On Another Cruise...

Boyfriend and I are gearing up for our 2nd cruise coming up on October 29th. This time we are setting sail on the Norwegian Breakaway out of NYC. For us, there are bonus savings because we can drive there! We're actually taking the Megabus so we don't even have to pay for parking.

http://laurenofalltrades.blogspot.com/2017/10/cabin-must-haves.html



In preparation of our trip, here is a list of cruise-cabin must-haves that I will be bringing:...