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Royal Caribbean’s Guide To The Most Amazing Islands In The Caribbean

ST MAARTEN  BACKGROUND St Maarten’s half-French, half-Dutch island nations and rich African heritage makes the island the culinary capital of the Caribbean and a paradise for food lovers – with dishes like Codfish Fritters, Beef Patties and Sweet Potato Pudding

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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Antarctica On A Expedition Cruise

Antarctica is a difficult place to describe to potential travellers. It’s a place that needs to be felt to be understood. The wind howls, the snow falls and the wildlife plays at your feet. Yet despite being the driest, windiest

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5 Reasons You Should Take A Luxury Cruise To Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a blend of old and new, with gleaming skyscrapers set against the backdrop of lush green mountains. As a destination to visit, it’s unique; not only does it offer some of the best shopping in Asia, but

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American Road Trip: New York City Part 2

Day 3 was a little less hectic, although we still had big plans and we still ate a ton of pizza! TravelShopGirl and I left Yotel and walked along to Times Square to pick up our tickets for the Big

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American Road Trip: New York City Part 1

NEW YORK CITY…where it had all started and where it would all end, but before I joined Queen Mary 2 again, I had 4 days of exploring to do! I had last visited NYC when I was 17 years old

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American Road Trip: Salem And Boston

I was very much looking forward to Salem. It wasn’t a bucket list destination of mine, but it was somewhere that I had hoped I would visit one day and as it was en-route to Boston, it seemed like the

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American Road Trip: Bear Mountain And Lexington

We left Lancaster and drove to Bear Mountain in New York state beneath a blanket of rain and cloud. It was such a shame because some of the scenery was stunning, but we couldn’t stop for photos or we would

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American Road Trip: Philadelphia And Lancaster County

After a night of sporting excitement, it was time to bid farewell to Baltimore and head to Pennsylvania. Our first location would be the Eastern State Penitentiary and what a day and night of excitement awaited us! TravelShopGirl and I had

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American Road Trip: Washington D.C. And Baltimore

Washington D.C. was our next stop and it was another scorcher of a day, I can’t even begin to tell you how humid it was! Before we started exploring, we checked in to our hotel, The Carlyle in Dupont Circle,

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American Road Trip: Atlantic City and Delaware

I disembarked Queen Mary 2 on July 24th following one of the most incredible port arrivals I have ever experienced. Sailing into NYC had long been a dream of mine and I was not disappointed. The Verrazano Bridge glimmered in

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