The North Face Sport Hiker

So, you don't think fanny packs are cool? Well you have never tried this fanny pack made by The North Face. It is great for fishing, hiking, and camping. You will be surprised at how much this fanny pack will hold. Simply click the image below to get your very own. Take a hike with this functional and comfortable lumbar pack designed to get … [Read more...]

Smartwool Socks

There was once a time when I thought socks were just socks.  For most of my life I would simply buy a value pack of socks from Wal-Mart.  Then one day this simple Alabama boy met a girl from Chicago (now my wife).  One of the presents she got me for my birthday that year was a pair of Smartwool socks.  I was hesitant at first because my only exp … [Read more...]

Cruise FAQs

Is cruising affordable and a good vacation value? Yes! There are cruise vacations to suit every budget, from the cost-conscious to the most luxurious. Even more important, a cruise offers the best travel value for your money. Your fare includes all meals, your cabin, on board daytime activities, nighttime parties and entertainment. So for once, … [Read more...]

What to Pack for a Cruise

When you're planning a vacation one of the most challenging things to plan is what to pack, but a free packing list for cruise ship travel can help you remember everything you may need to enjoy your cruise vacation without missing any necessities or must-have accessories. On most vacations, if you forget a toiletry or run out of socks, you can … [Read more...]

Ways to Find Cruise Deals

1. If you have the means, book now. Travel agents cite two important reasons for booking early: price and availability. On the value end of things, agents agree that, in general, the best prices are found early, with fares going up as sail dates get closer. "Cruise lines are good at putting out good deals early," Greg Nacco, vice president … [Read more...]

Top Cruise Myths

1. The best deals are last-minute You'll see cheap last-minute prices for some itineraries — such as a week in the Caribbean for $499 — as cruise lines try to fill space that hasn't sold. But these fares aren't necessarily a good deal for several reasons, the biggest one being that the best cabins sell out first. A better tactic is to book an ear … [Read more...]

Top 10 Cruise Tips

1. Traveling with a large family or a group of friends? Bring along walkie talkies to keep everyone connected without cell phone roaming charges. 2. You're almost always charged extra for soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails at meals. But if you stick to juice, you can drink for free (on most ships). 3. On every cruise we've taken, my wife … [Read more...]