the caribbean in pictures.

I haven’t yet decided how I am going to break down each thing we did to give you the low down, so I decided to just post some of my favorite pictures for now. Next week I’ll work on each island and excursion independently. So for now, enjoy the pictures! Happy Friday! The end. Advertisements

my love is 30.

I don’t even know where to begin. I’m a party planner by nature. So when I realized D’s 30th birthday was quickly approaching, I decided it had to be big– like really BIG. A plan was hatched to take a “booze cruise” on Royal Caribbean down to the Bahamas  during the weekend of D’s birthday. We’d spend…

unlimited booze cruise?

This morning Carnival Cruises unveiled it’s all-you-can-drink package on their ship, Carnival Victory. This is a test program similar to their counterparts, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. How it works: Pay almost $50 a day for unlimited beverages under $10. All guests in the same cabin must participate 15% gratuity applies Must be 21 years or…

food, food, glorious food.

When travelers hear “cruise ship” they automatically think: buffet. I know I always have. Our ship’s cuisine was so different than your run of the mill cruise food. Yes, PG does have a buffet. No, it’s not one of those stereotypical crusty meatloaf kind of events. So last year, we were pleasantly surprised to find…

i am NOT a crier.

So you can imagine my shock last year when we left the Paul Gauguin and I was sobbing like a toddler who didn’t get candy at the check-out counter. At the time, I attributed this sentimental breakdown as too much Sauvignon Blanc at the farewell lunch. I quietly hid behind my Jackie-O shades blubbering, while…

tahiti in pictures– part 2.

As promised, here are the rest of our vacation pictures. These are from Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s private island, Tetiaroa, Moorea and Papeete. Enjoy! Motu Mahana. Tetiaroa (Marlon Brando’s Island) Moorea Papeete.

tahiti in pictures- part 1.

I haven’t yet composed my thoughts. Where do you even begin to tell about such an incredible trip? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I guess I’ll start with that… Here are some more images from Bora Bora, Fakarava, Rangiroa and Huahine. I’ll post part 2 on Monday with our pictures…

tahitian sneak peek.

D and I are finally home from our beloved Tahiti. And while I did come back relaxed and a nice shade of bronze, I also came back sick. I’m pretty sure spending 18 hours of travel time behind the “iron curtain” (i.e. first class), has something to do with my incessant hacking. I may have Moorea’s…

mañana.

I’m giddy with excitement– seriously, I’m bordering on 6 year old the night before Christmas kind of excitement. My co-workers ask me when I leave and I have to stiffle a shrill of elation. Finally, after planning, and booking, and paying and day-dreaming, our Tahitian vacation is here. Mañana. Tomorrow.  If you are unfamiliar with my…