Covid’s Impact on Cruising

We just completed a 2 night “Simulation Sailing” onboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas from Port Canaveral stopping at Perfect Day at CocoCay.  This was a requirement by the CDC as part of their Conditional Sailing Order that must be successfully completed prior to allowing paid passenger sailings to resume.    Here’s what has changedContinue reading “Covid’s Impact on Cruising”

We’re Back to Bon Voyage!

After 18 months of waiting, cruising is finally returning to service. I was really starting to think this day would never come! Slowly, but surely, the cruise lines are setting sail, mostly on shorter itineraries at reduced capacity. We were lucky enough to be chosen to be among the first guests to sail from aContinue reading “We’re Back to Bon Voyage!”

Virgin Voyages

(Disclaimer…You do not have to be an actual Virgin to set sail) I just finished a training program and seminar about Virgin Voyages and I’ll admit it… I am hooked and can’t wait to cruise with them! What’s the Virgin Voyages Advantage? Adults only.  Yep!  No kids programs, chicken finger/hot dog meals or kiddie pools. Continue reading “Virgin Voyages”

March Minimalist Challenge

So, I’ll admit it…I love a good double dog dare.  I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro (I mean…on my treadmill in my family room using the I Fit App). I’ve been known to do a nice 7 day fruit and veggie detox cleanse to debloat and reset.  I am a self-proclaimed goal getter.  Tell me I should drinkContinue reading “March Minimalist Challenge”

Traveling to Cancun and Covid Testing- Follow Up Questions

Y’all had some great questions about traveling to Cancun and Covid testing, so I wanted to do a quick Q and A to get you some answers! Did you have to get a Covid test done to go to Cancun? Nope!  The U.S. only requires a negative test result within 72 hours of your return. Continue reading “Traveling to Cancun and Covid Testing- Follow Up Questions”

Onsite Resort Covid Testing for Re-Entry into the U.S.

A week before we left on our trip, the CDC implemented a new policy requiring all international passengers returning to the U.S. to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of their flight. More information is available here. My first thought was to cancel, honestly.  I had visions of my daughterContinue reading “Onsite Resort Covid Testing for Re-Entry into the U.S.”

Cancun During Covid – Beach Palace Resort

This was just a quick girl’s getaway.  My daughter and I decided we needed a few days of sun and fun to help us regroup so we can power through another brutal Michigan winter.  We picked the Beach Palace Resort because we have stayed at the Moon Palace twice and enjoyed it but wanted somethingContinue reading “Cancun During Covid – Beach Palace Resort”

Hotel Transfers in Cancun During Covid

Here’s a pro travel tip from your buddy Ellen…we upgraded our transfers in Cancun to meet and greet service with a private car and driver.  If you haven’t ever been through the Cancun airport before, it’s a real treat. As the automatic doors from customs open wide to welcome you to the sun and funContinue reading “Hotel Transfers in Cancun During Covid”

Delta Airlines During Covid

For our weekend girls trip, we flew from DTW nonstop to Cancun.  Honestly, the flights were on time, the planes were clean, and the crew was all fun and friendly.  We couldn’t have asked for better service from Delta and there was nothing else they could have done to make us feel more safe.  ThereContinue reading “Delta Airlines During Covid”

Cancun During Covid

I’m leavin’…on a jet plane… Yep!  You read that right!  I have volunteered to be the crash test dummy and fly down to Cancun, Mexico for the weekend to review the safety protocols in place at the resorts, how the CDC guidelines are enforced during our flight on Delta Airlines and to also be oneContinue reading “Cancun During Covid”