No More Packing?

I stumbled across a really interesting site called, featuring a service that provides you with up to 20 items that you can have shipped to your hotel (all clothing items freshly washed, ironed, and folded, as appropriate) for $99. When done with your trip, you simply leave those same items at the hotel for pickup, and they will be ready for your next trip. This seems like a really nifty service for a frequent business traveler, even with the 20-item limitation. I was even getting Read more [...]
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Roatan: old and new – which is the real one?

Today is day three of the sixth annual Low Carb Cruise. We sailed on Sunday from Galveston, and ports of call are Roatan, Honduras (Carnival’s Mahogany Bay), Belize, and Cozumel, Mexico. So far it’s been a very busy cruise, as expected, with two very full days of conferences, and one to come. Today is the first port day, and we’re at Roatan. As usual, we haven’t partaken of any of the cruise excursions, preferring instead to spend most of our time on the ship, relaxing and enjoying the Read more [...]
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Carnival Triumph – Third Strike?

My brother, a thoughtful kind of guy who knows my intense interest in cruising, sent me an email questioning my thoughts about the latest Carnival Triumph disaster.  So, I thought I'd post my answer to him here! As might be expected, I have a lot of conflicting thoughts about the Triumph mess. First of all, it seems to me that Carnival has three strikes against it.  First the Costa Concordia (Costa Cruise line is owned by Carnival), second the Splendor, and now the Triumph.  There HAS to Read more [...]
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