8 Top Cruise Destinations for 2013

rainbow_hat_largeIn anticipation of my upcoming Alaskan cruise, I started searching for other top cruise destinations, and wrote this little piece…

Lounging on deck all day before pulling into port at some Conde Nast Traveler hot spot will conjure your inner Deborah Carr (or Carey Grant for that matter) in An Affair To Remember.  While slightly more expensive than the backpacking-and-hostel routine, cruises are an excellent way to travel in style without having to plan out every little detail about your trip.  Whether you’re in the mood to cover as much ground as possible while you sleep, or you enjoy the thought of endless amounts of gambling, pre-paid dining and testing out your sea legs, you’ll want to choose your cruise destination for 2013 wisely. Continue reading


Happy Hour: Caribbean Sangria

-1Continuing Cinco de Mayo festivities today with an AMAZING sangria recipe!  Try this easy breezy cocktail with a little Malibu rum for an island flare and Lambrusco, a sparkling wine from Trader Joe’s…


One bottle of Lambrusco (available in red or white)

1/2 cup of Malibu rum

Fruit: oranges, blueberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, lemon

Try: a pinch of cinnamon

To Make:

Cut fruit and toss into a pitcher or carafe. pour wine into carafe, add rum, and squeeze juice from orange into mixture. let sit overnight.