Hasbro Game Night at Home

One of the many highlights from our Carnival cruise this past summer was taking the girls to ‘Hasbro – The Game Show’ onboard the ship. While we weren’t chosen from the audience to participate on-stage, it was the first time my girls were introduced to larger than life games, like Yahtzee Bowling, Connect 4, Monopoly and more.

Daughter of the Dragon

Daughter of the Dragon Biking Bhutan with no shocks, no balls, and a very gracious prince by Hilary Oliva Faxon 12:57 A.M. — 2:00 A.M., JAKAR RACE START When I ride down into Jakar, population 4,829, the stage lights are up, and the Bhutan Olympic Committee’s speakers are blaring Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” over

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A cruise only lasts a few days, but the pictures last forever. We share a few tips on getting the best photos on your cruise, and tell you the 5 best places to take those pictures on the ship! Some shots are easy, and some proved to be a little more difficult, but either way,

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Trying to prepare for your first cruise can be overwhelming. There were plenty of times that I wished someone had written down some of the little things that can make your first cruise less intimidating. Now, after 12+ years of cruising, sailing is almost like second nature to me. But, I always wondered, “What If…?” someone

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Brooke and I are finally back from our Carnival cruise! We had a blast, and can’t wait to share all the pictures and videos of our trip. It was my first time on a cruise, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. There were a lot of things that pleasantly surprised us. You have to

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Brooke and I are finally back from our Carnival cruise! We had a blast, and can’t wait to share all the pictures and videos of our trip. It was my first time on a cruise, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. There were a lot of things that pleasantly surprised us. You have to

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Hey there, friends! I’m back today with another simple and totally delicious recipe. I’m always looking for easy yet flavorful party snacks, and these mini grilled cheese sandwiches are a winner. As I’ve mentioned before, My mom and I are getting ready to set sail on a cruise. I’m ridiculously excited. Of course, I’ve been

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Did you know that today is National Face Your Fears Day? We have often said that if you push yourself out of your comfort zone just a little each day, life will be more fulfilling, exciting, and you’ll gain more confidence. Clearly many people feel the same way. With a day devoted to facing your

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    Am I the only one who buys something new to wear on vacation? I certainly don’t think it’s necessary to go shopping before you travel, but there is something so fun about debuting a new item in a new destination! For my upcoming Caribbean cruise with Carnival, I decided to issue myself a little challenge.

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  Do you dread packing for a trip or do you consider it part of the fun? While I am not naturally a planner or nearly as organized as I should be in most areas of my life, when it comes to packing for travel, I turn into a 5-star general, and I love it!

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Sea Days are one of our favorite things about cruising. There is so much to see and do while on the cruise ship. This is the perfect time to check out a specialty restaurant, visit the spa and relax on the Lido Deck.   8:00 am ~ Wake up after a great night sleep. Spend

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I think it should come as no surprise when I say that I love cruising with Carnival Cruise Lines. I love to travel and I have found that the easiest and most economical way to see as many destinations as possible is by cruising! Cruising really offers the entire package when it comes to a

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I don’t consider myself to be a ‘professional’ photographer, but I know what looks good to me and I love documenting my family’s travels with pictures. With that said, I never leave home without my camera – my vacation photos serve as a reminder of fun adventures and a way to capture moments in time

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Alchemy is, by far, my favorite bar on land or at sea. The fact that it’s on Carnival makes it even more fun because whenever I’m at Alchemy … I’m also on a cruise! Win-win! For those who have yet to sail Carnival Cruise Lines, or one of their 2.0 ships, Alchemy Bar isn’t your

The slow and steady recovery is slowly speeding up

This year has been a tale of two recoveries. The jobs numbers show an economy that’s having one of its best years since 2010, but the GDP numbers show it’s having one of its worst. How do we reconcile this? Well, we don’t. That’s because nearly any time there’s a data discrepancy like this, it eventually gets revised and smoothed away, which