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This past summer we crossed an Alaskan cruise off the Shappirio travel list.  Without hesitation, we booked our sailing on Celebrity, our favorite cruise line, and for the first time ever, booked a Concierge Class Veranda cabin.  With Concierge Class we were guaranteed a few extra perks, like priority check-in, a “Welcome Aboard” lunch, welcome fresh fruit and sparkling wine, and daily delectables.  Our veranda provided us plenty of opportunities to wake up to… Read More

We took the Amtrak from Seattle to Vancouver to meet up with the ship that was to whisk us off to Alaska.  I would highly recommend taking the Amtrak Cascades if you ever get the chance.  This turned out to be one of the best decisions we made, as the train takes you on a relaxing ride along the Pacific Coast. Vancouver turned out to be one of my favorite cities to… Read More

Our trip to Alaska began with a night in Seattle.  Southwest Airlines flew us from Philadelphia to Seattle with a stop in Las Vegas to change planes.  This broke the trip up nicely and gave us a chance to stretch our legs on what would have otherwise been a very long flight.  Our first evening in the city, we stayed at the Sheraton Seattle, which was in a location that allowed for… Read More

This past August we went on a two week adventure through Seattle, Vancouver, and Alaska.  Then we came home to a hectic beginning of a new school year.  This one more hectic than most, with a new and sudden career move for me, the writer of the family.  Life got busy, and Alaska became a distant memory, put aside for when things settled down, and when my mind was better able to… Read More

Yesterday, we began our day quietly sipping coffee at America’s Cup and ended the day with an order of pasta fagioli and a Dizzy Dame sandwich from The Speakeatery.  In between, I got my locks pampered at Hot Mess Salon while Paul took his camera out in the cold morning air to grab a photo.  Later, we enjoyed our favorite Firecracker Roll at Taka’s new and trendy Cookman location.  There we met and… Read More