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How To Actually Relax On Vacation

Have you ever come back from a vacation feeling more tired and stressed than before you left? The goal of a vacation is to refresh your mind and body from the stresses of daily life. Managing stress is important for your health. Even if you have your stress under control, it’s still important to take …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Afternoon in Aruba

Today I’m sharing my final post about Aruba for this cruise and there is still a lot to cover so its gonna be long. 🙂 After leaving Arikok National Park, it was time to plug my phone into the radio so we could follow along with the app I had purchased and listen to descriptions …

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iSpy #67

WorkSpace – quarterly Out of the blue I’ll write more about this past weekend (hence the reason this post is late getting up.) We were in New Orleans Friday and we spent the afternoon walking around. This baby goat just appeared out of the blue. He was so cute. Starts with B B is for …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Arikok National Park

Who knew I’d be writing so many posts about Aruba, but I really just think breaking our day down into smaller chunks make for better posts. I hope you agree! So today I’m sharing about the time we spent in Arikok National Park, Aruba. We came through the SouthEast entrance Vader Piet. 12°27’58.122″ N 69°53’33.612″ …

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Tips for Traveling in an RV

Have you ever dreamt of exploring the country at your own pace? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a traveler, seeing new places and cultures? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then an RV is the perfect lifestyle for you. RV-ing is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to travel. …

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Books I Read – March 2022

I have finally (I hope) found a routine that is working pretty well for reading listening to audio books. Something made me look at the eBooks available for my local pubic library and then I noticed audio books. I ended up checking out this first one and have found listening to them while I get …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Pet Cemetery on Aruba Beach

I’m continuing on with details of our day in Aruba. After leaving our lunch spot, we passed Baby Beach. 12°24’55.848″ N 69°52’57.264″ W Not too far from there as we continued along the coast we happened across a huge Pet Cemetery. Around 1924, Lago Oil & Transport Co. was building Lago Colony now known as …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Lunch in Aruba

We ended up stopping for lunch at the Rum Reef Bar & Grill. (On Google Maps) This is a modern, clean building located on Baby Beach with beautiful views as well as an infinity pool. View from our table. Rob’s step dad, David, ordered the Monkey Juice (Dark Rum, White Rum, Crème de Banana, ½ …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Morning in Aruba

I am so excited to be talking about our first port of call on our cruise. Aruba!! As I wrote this post, I realized there was just too many details and pictures to share so I’m breaking it down into multiple posts. Let’s jump on in. We were scheduled to arrive at the port in …

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Monthly Digest – March 2022

Here we are nearly halfway through April and I realized I hadn’t written my monthly digest for March. So here we are… LIFE Happenings We celebrated Alex’s birthday. Still can’t believe my baby is 18! Did a few rounds of physical therapy for my right shoulder and arm. https://acameraandacookbook.com/week-8-9-2022/ Week 10 Loving the weather right …

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What I Watched on YouTube on the Regular (Spring 22)

In 2021, I did quarterly posts about the channels I had been watching. Fall 2020 |  Summer 2021 |  Winter/Spring 2021 |  Fall 2021 I found there’s a core set of channels I watch on a regular basis. As soon as a new video comes out, I watch it. Today I decided to share the channels I watch …

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iSpy #66

Selfie – Quarterly Covered Covered in beautiful flowers Beneath Beneath the blanket of clouds Among Aubie among the crowd at the baseball game. Choose Anything (same vantage point – Monthly) – I just realized when I bumped this down on the calendar we didn’t do one for March so this one will count for March …

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Cruise March 2022 – On the Ship

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today I’m continuing my posts about our cruise that we took last month. If you missed our misadventures getting to Miami you can read about that here>>>>Getting to Miami. Today I’m sharing about the time while on the ship, including embarkation day, evenings after being at port, and of course, the fun …

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Currently::April 2022

/getting/ Finally, getting my house back in order after being on vacation. So much to deal with after having to buy 8 days worth of clothes and we ended up not using everything we bought, so I’ve got to return a bunch of stuff to Walmart. Unpacking bags that never got opened during vacation…Read about …

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How to Throw a Cultured Diverse Dinner Party

Dinner parties are a great way to get together with friends and family. What’s better than throwing a culturally diverse dinner party? By incorporating dishes from different cultures, you can create a fun and interesting evening for your guests. Today we’re provide tips and tricks for throwing a delicious and culturally diverse dinner party. 1) …

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Simple Ways to Get More Creative in the Kitchen

Grocery shopping can be somewhat stressful, not to mention that the day-to-day cooking can also be somewhat monotonous. When you have a few meals that you can do and that are easy to prep, you can begin to get yourself into a good routine. You may also find that you can get creative with new …

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iSpy #65

This week’s pics are actually from our trip that we got home from on Monday. It is so hard to come back from being gone 10 days, so I’m struggling to get unpacked and everything. trees Palm trees in Aruba scenery outfit – quarterly This is a new dress (in the suitcase that my in-laws …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Getting to Miami

Today I’m starting my series on our Cruise that we recently just back from. It’s been several years since we’ve cruise and we were so excited to go cruising this last Christmas, but then we cancelled. When we got the email about the deals happening, we just couldn’t pass them up. Let’s jump into this …

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Watching & Listening – March 2022

WOW! Here we are wrapping up another month. Here’s what I watched this month. Jump to: Movies  |  TV Shows  |  Music Movies Begin Again – (Netflix) Not really sure how I feel about this movie. I watched it on the plane coming back from Miami and while I fell asleep for a bit, I …

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Benefits Of An Vacationing Close to Home

When we think of the most indulgent and luxurious vacations we could possibly book, we tend to think of ourselves as heading to a beautifully warm place with crystal clear waters and nothing but the best hospitality. We might imagine ourselves on a cruise, or perhaps engaging in an activity like skiing in the Alps. …

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