View over the bow on the Douro River in Porto

A Day Cruise on The Douro River in Porto, Portugal

The scent of the ocean always reminds me of carefree days hanging on the beach or cruising along in a boat, with the salt spray cooling my sun-warmed skin. Cruising along Porto's Douro River, with scents of the nearby ocean blasting fresh and brisk in my face, memories of passed ocean cruises came back to me.
Bridge of the Americas by Nelson de Witt on Flickr

Dreaming Of The Panamanian Sun

As the snow threatens to fall, I've found myself dreaming of escaping to somewhere warm. Even for a short amount of time. Preferably somewhere with unlimited fruity drinks, a great buffet and fun dancing. But where could we go? Even more importantly, how would we get there? In the past we've traveled on every manner of plane, train and ship however we've never been on a cruise. So a great cruise for us would be something just a little different...
Cruise ship deck by Peter Dedina

Is A Cruise For You? Some Tips To Help You Decide

We've been on dozens of ships over the years. That said, we've never been on a cruise. That said, there's always been something very appealing about sailing around in the Caribbean and eating great meals. But somehow, over our years of travel, a cruise has somehow slipped further and further from our travel to do list. But recently, I've heard some great things about cruises from many of our traveling friends. It's got me thinking, and doing some research into why a cruise may make sense for us. Here are some of our favorite reasons why a cruise might be worth a try...