REAL ID: What Travelers Need to Know

Updated November 15, 2020

I’m sure you’ve heard about it.  You’ve seen friends with that little gold star on their license or ID.  But what is Real ID?  Do you need it?  Let’s talk about it.

Meet the New Cruise Ships of 2019

Cruising an ocean liner is generally a great experience no matter the age of the ship. Some people even prefer older ships because they like the layout and features better. But just like a new car, it’s exciting to cruise on a new ship. You won’t be short on choices as several major cruise lines have scheduled maiden voyages for their new ships in 2019.… Read the rest “Meet the New Cruise Ships of 2019”

Carnival Miracle Cruise to Hawaii: Embarkation

If you are joining us for the first time, here’s Part I, Part II and Part III.

We woke up at the crack of dawn. Remember, we passed out early because we were still on eastern time. So, early to bed meant too early to rise. It was pitch black. I dozed, but I couldn’t really get any good sleep.… Read the rest “Carnival Miracle Cruise to Hawaii: Embarkation”

Long Beach – Walmart and a Good Meal

If this is your first time visiting and you want to get caught up, here’s Part I and Part II.

So, where did I leave off? Oh, yeah. Walmart. We were going to be gone for so long, I wanted to have some sense of normalcy, so we brought our favorite teas. We drop our tea bags into a bottle of water, add sugar, and go.… Read the rest “Long Beach – Walmart and a Good Meal”

What to Do When Airlines Change Your Flight

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Note: This post is about pre-scheduled flight changes.  Not changes that may occur on the day of or during travel.

When I’m planning a cruise, part of the planning is choosing the right flight.… Read the rest “What to Do When Airlines Change Your Flight”