Shop the Look: Alaskan Cruise

Zulily has launched a three-day event called Shop the Look: Alaskan Cruise. If you are planning a cruise to Alaska and need outfit ideas or want some great layering pieces to freshen up your wardrobe, you might want to check it out! It features clothing and shoes. Sale ends Tuesday night! Note, you do have to be registered with Zulily to view the sale.

Want an exclusive ensemble with prêt-à-porter potential? Consult Shop the Look—our one-stop shop featuring A-Z essentials to create a cohesive outfit. This week, prepare to venture north with relaxed tops, leggings, skirts and cardigans ideal for layering. Nature-inspired jewelry offers a fashionable finish. “

Find the event here:

Please note: I am not a Zulily affiliate. Just sharing fun info! 🙂

Back from our Alaska cruise!

We just got back from our Alaska cruise! We took a seven day northbound “Voyage of the Glaciers” cruise on the Grand Princess which we followed with two days in Anchorage. It was a great trip! We saw many gorgeous glaciers, ate lots of great food, and saw a ton of wildlife. Sadly, I still have yet to see a whale.

I will be writing a review shortly, but, in the meantime, here are a few photos I took. When all was said and done, I took 1,200 photos and videos. Yikes. Needless to say, I have some editing to do.

#TravelTuesday: My First Cruise

Happy #TravelTuesday! Reminiscing today about my first cruise. We sailed the Mexican Riviera aboard the Dawn Princess and I still remember boarding the ship through the atrium and hearing the pianist and feeling dazzled. I’ve since learned you don’t always get such a lovely first view of the interior of the ship so I am thrilled I got to experience that for my first cruise.

Happy travels and happy memories, cruisers!

My First Cruise - Embarkation Day - Dawn Princess

My First Cruise – Ship’s Wake – Dawn Princess

My First Cruise - Ship's Wake - Dawn Princess

My First Cruise – Ship’s Wake – Dawn Princess

My First Cruise - Las Caletas - Dawn Princess

My First Cruise – Las Caletas – Dawn Princess

What to Wear on Formal Night

Planning for formal night aboard your cruise can be both challenging and a little intimidating. You want to feel great, but you also want to fit in. Also in consideration is suitcase space and budget. After attending many cruise formal nights, viewing photos, and reading every major cruise line’s attire guidelines, I’ve come up with three recommendations that should cover what to wear on formal night. There are even options for those on a budget!

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Throwback Thursday: Cruise 1971

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What was it like to take a Holland America cruise to St. Thomas in 1971? The buffet situation is certainly different! And look! Portholes!

To see more, visit this fun Flickr album graciously published by Jack Miller: Saint Thomas Cruise 1971 – an album on Flickr.

Easter at Sea: Crown Princess

Happy Easter - Crown Princess

Taken Easter 2014 aboard the Crown Princess. Happy Easter and Passover, cruisers!

How to Get the Best Cruise Prices & Perks

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Different people take different things into consideration when booking a cruise. Me? I love a good bargain, but there are other things that are equally if not more important than the fare alone. The following will show you how to get the best cruise prices and perks! Just be warned to do your own homework and ensure you understand the terms and conditions when you book.

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Reblog: S.S. Maria Theresa Live Voyage Report

This might be the most gorgeous cruise stateroom I’ve ever seen! Read more from Aaron Suanders on his S.S. Maria Theresa voyage!

S.S. Maria Theresa Live Voyage Report – Day 2 – From The Deck Chair.

What to Expect on Your Alaska Cruise

Fishing with my mom in Alaska

My mom and me fishing in a river in Alaska circa 1978

While I was born in Seattle, I spent most of my childhood in Anchorage, AK. My parents felt the lure of “The Last Frontier” shortly after I was born and when I was six months old, we moved. Consequently, I spent much of my childhood fishing, visiting glaciers, seeing moose, and ice skating at recess. When we periodically returned to Seattle, I remember Seattle kids asking questions like “Did you go to school by dog sled?” and “Did you live in an igloo?”

While living in Anchorage was a bit less exotic than kids imagined (we drove an Olds, shopped at Nordstrom, and lived in a rambler), it still is an exotic place. And, when you consider the world of cruising, warm and sunny destinations are far more common. It’s no wonder that going on an Alaska cruise sparks a lot of questions from future cruisers. After all, there is no mystery surrounding what you should pack while cruising to a tropical location, but what the heck should you pack when going on an Alaskan cruise in July? Hopefully this post gives you a better idea of what to expect on your Alaska cruise!

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Infinity Pool on the Viking Star


An infinity pool on a cruise ship? Yes, my fantasy is becoming a reality on Viking Cruises first ocean liner, the Viking Star.

“Imagine being surrounded by the sun dancing over the Mediterranean as you relax in the glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern. In the evening, the space transforms into the Aquavit Terrace, where you can dine to music playing and watch the world unfold.”

There are only a few ships that offer infinity pools so here’s to hoping this becomes a new trend. The Viking Star is due to set sail May 2015.

Read more:
Life Onboard Viking Star – Ship Features – Viking Ocean Cruises

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