Tag Archive | spa vacations

Cruising: Carnival Ecstasy

As I approach the entry way, I’m greeted by a friendly smile and strict orders to show my ID and boarding card.  Today I am visiting the newest resident to Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 6 – Carnival Cruise Lines – Ecstasy Cruise Ship, joining sister ships Dream and Sensation already at this port. The theme […]

Destination Spotlight: Puerto Rico –“La Isla del Encanto”

Destination Spotlight: Puerto Rico –“La Isla del Encanto” I am very proud of my heritage and often feel tug of my Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment).  As a child Puerto Rico I visited Puerto Rico with my family.  The wonderful memories of playing on my Uncle Victor’s farm with my aunts and cousins, swimming […]

Should I Plan My Vacation in Detail or Fly by the Seat of My Pants?

Until 6 years ago, I always planned my family’s vacations in detail.  I would schedule all the unique experiences offered in the destination, make a list of must-see sites and schedule a day and time to see them, select special dining locations and make reservations, schedule down time for relaxation and shopping, and make a […]

Pity Party No More: Oops, I Did it Again (Damn Fibromyalgia)

Yesterday…..The end of a busy day for me. I broke all of my rules in one day. I had 3 appointments and 2 conference calls. From 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. I was running about town taking care of the things that needed taking care of.  All the while knowing more than likely I would […]

Destination Spotlight: Las Vegas Baby, Here We Come!

I first fell in love with Las Vegas when I went on my honeymoon in 1993.  Since then I have returned more times that I can count on my fingers and toes.  When I speak to people about Las Vegas who have never been before, they usually say “I don’t like gambling.”  My response…”you don’t […]

How Are Things Going My Friend?

When you visit with your girlfriends, one of the questions you always ask your friend is, “How are things going?”  Usually, this is where we share some of the details of our lives.  The good, the bad, and the ugly, since the last time you saw each other.  Right? Well, how do you answer that […]

Pity Party No More: I Can’t Do This Anymore

Sitting in a dim room for days, sometimes weeks at a time, seeing only a ray of light that dances between the blinds, I sit longing for it all to end–the pain, the exhaustion, the loneliness. No answers only questions. Why has my body become a torture chamber? What did I do to my body […]