How to save money on a cruise

Cruise vacations remain some of the most budget-friendly family vacation options available. While I admit to being quite picky about cruises, experience has taught me that cruises make for excellent multi-generational trips, allowing diverse family … [Read more...]

Cruise tips: Our mega guide to family cruise vacations

Wondering how to pick the right cruise? A cruise is a great way to enjoy multiple destinations while only unpacking once. Cruisers combine the convenience of an all-inclusive resort with the adventure of ports of call and international experiences. … [Read more...]

Why we picked a small ship cruise: Small ship cruise Alaska booking tips for families

Yes, families can and should book a small ship cruise Alaska! The day we disembarked from our Alaskan Dream Cruises small ship cruise, we toured a museum of SE Alaska in Ketchikan. It took my kids about 15 minutes to view the entire facility, so I … [Read more...]

Three days aboard the Disney Fantasy in Photos

We returned late this week from an amazing three-night preview cruise of the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Fantasy. Over the next few weeks, I'll have plenty to say about this ship and our experience aboard her, including … [Read more...]

Small ship cruising: you CAN expedition travel with kids

The following is Part 2 in a two-part series on small ship cruising with AdventureSmith Expeditions' founder Todd Smith. Last week, I asked AdventureSmith Expeditions founder Todd Smith to explain the philosophy of small ship cruising, reinforcing … [Read more...]

Small ship cruising: a travel philosophy that holds water

The following is the first in a two-part interview with AdventureSmith Explorations founder and president Todd Smith. In the past decade, cruising has morphed from a dowdy vacation your grandparents took to one of the most popular family … [Read more...]