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The Ultimate ‘Pick-Your-Own Adventure’ Vacation: 4 Ways to Do an Eastern Caribbean Cruise

A pirate ship at St. Maarten

I didn’t know what to expect from my first cruise experience. I knew this Eastern Caribbean cruise would draw different types of people from all over the country, but I didn’t know how I’d fare on board a boat where, seemingly, you’re stuck on a floating island with no way out. As it turns out, […]

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Everything I Did Wrong on My First Cruise (and Even a Couple Things I Did Right)

El Capitan!

Getting practical cruise advice is tough—it’s hard to know what to expect from a cruise unless you’ve already been on one. These first time cruise tips are everything you need to know about what to do and, most importantly, what not to do on your first cruise. Trust me—I’m an expert in making mistakes. About […]

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Why This Adventure-Seeker Is Going on a Cruise

Palm Trees in Puerto Rico

These are the last words I ever thought I’d be writing on this blog: I’m going on a cruise. For years I’ve been backpacking the world, traveling carry-on only, living with nothing except what’s on my back, and mostly letting the universe guide me through bizarre and oftentimes unforgiving situations. I love that kind of […]

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20 Killer Photos of Puerto Rico

20 Killer Photos of Puerto Rico

These photos are just a small representation of what Puerto Rico has to offer. From the food to the landscapes to the sunsets and hidden beaches, Puerto Rico is an extraordinary place to visit! After spending a full year back in the United States, after a lengthy 3.5 years of non-stop travel, I was really […]

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In the Dominican Republic: The First Time I Ever Experienced Another Culture

In the Dominican Republic: The First Time I Ever Experienced Another Culture

I was about 17 years old. I was slightly awkward, quite chubby and, of course, still trying to find my feet in a wide environment of social complexities. My understanding of life, not to mention the world, was very limited, and I was due to board a plane to the Dominican Republic. But allow me […]

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