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Month: November 2018

The Beautiful, Bold, and Breathtaking Brand New Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship!

The Norwegian Bliss cruise ship sailed its maiden cruise this past spring, and I had the opportunity to sail on the Bliss in August on Norwegian’s Alaska itinerary out of Seattle, Washington. A spectacular experience on a spectacular ship! The Bliss has 19 decks, and a 4,990 occupancy rate (double occupancy!) It holds a crew…

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Getting High on Life in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee!

The Great Smoky Mountains, and corresponding National Park, straddle the states of Tennessee and North Carolina in the southern United States. My entry point into this natural wonderland was Gatlinburg, Tennessee. As I enjoyed the breathtaking view from the rocking chair of my porch, the Smoky Mountains namesake morning mist hovered, weaving its way through…

Bountiful Bliss at Wyndham “Legacy” Smoky Mountain Resort!

*Note: this blog post is NOT sponsored by Wyndham and reflects my honest experience. The Wyndham Legacy Mountain Resort in Sevierville, Tennessee provides an excellent home base for exploring the Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (a few minutes drive away) and the many (albeit tacky) tourist attractions of the neighboring town of Pigeon…

Sassy and Sophisticated Stockholm, Sweden!

Stockholm, Sweden was the final port stop on my Baltic Sea cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. Stockholm is replete with natural beauty, with its many glistening waterways and lofty hills, as well as charming historic and modern architectural structures seemingly climbing the playfully rolling hillsides. Completed in 1923, the National Romanticist style City Hall is…