1. Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

    Everyone has a perfect travel memory from years gone by. One of mine is from my first trip to Iceland nearly twenty years ago swimming around in a near empty Blue Lagoon as it was snowing – that combined with the steam coming off the water in the late twilight hours of a December afternoon made for a magical experience and one I have never forgotten. (more…)

  2. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Back in Galveston

    It was 5:45am on disembarkation day when we were woken up early by the thrusters of the ship as we docked back into the Port of Galveston on a freezing cold December morning. Who would have thought that exactly one week after we left Galveston on a hot and sunny day with blue skies that we would arrive back to freezing cold temperatures and snow across Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia? But that is exactly what happened. (more…)

  3. Disney Wonder Very Merrytime Cruise: Day Six – At Sea

    After three port days, it was a great feeling when I woke up just after 8:00am that we now had two sea days to enjoy before arriving back into Galveston. When I walked up to Deck 9 to get tea, the outside decks were still very empty at this time so I guessed everyone was having a lazy morning and a lay-in after a late evening the night before when the Pirates IN the Caribbean fireworks had taken place. (more…)