Bringing Down the White Picket Fence

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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

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

We are not your typical cruisers.  We don’t own cruise wear, we cringe at the amount of food consumed at the buffet, we don’t quite get port shopping, and we will never be caught standing on or near a treadmill or running on “the track” while on vacation. What we do love is lounge chairs, cocktails, unobstructed views, fancy dinners, and naps. We cruise when we are tired, stressed, and completely drained from… Read More