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Queen Mary 2 Crossing – Top 10

Here are my Top 10 favorite (or favorite) things about the Queen Mary 2 crossing. 1. Watching the ocean. I assumed there would be nothing to see. I was wrong. The ocean changes colors with the weather. The waves increase and decrease causing entirely different patterns. Spotting another boat is thrilling. After not seeing any […]

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Three Days in NYC with Toddlers.

I have a love, hate relationship with NYC. I love all the things there are to do in the city. I hate how crowded it always feels. I love all the architecture. I hate all the smells. I love all the languages I hear walking down the street. I hate how expensive everything is. In […]

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Queen Mary 2 – Embarkation Day with Kids

Day 1: Embarkation Day Well done Cunard! I applaud the speed and efficiency of your embarkation procedures. We are in no way cruise experts. Jeff and I have been on a few cruises together before we had kids: Western Caribbean on Carnival, Alaska & Baja Mexico on Princess Cruises. I also cruised in the Caribbean […]

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Books In My Bag: Transatlantic Crossing

That’s right! I’m currently under the illusion that I will be doing some reading on my upcoming Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2. Yes. We are bringing the littles. I’m counting on some long naps, early nights, well timed Auntie time and the success of the on board British Nannies. So I’ve just loaded […]

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New York City Travel Apps

  One of the things I do before a big trip is load up the iPhone with specialty Apps. Here is what I’ve loaded for NYC. Embark NYC. I love using public transit, but I’m intimidated by the NYC system. Embark Apps simplify the process and do not require internet or cell service to work. […]

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Ironing Out The Kinks. 

The day before our two-week relocation trip. My one-year old woke up fussy with snot dripping out of his nose. He wanted me to hold him. Only me! Right there and then I should have known how the day was going to go. The bulk of the packing was complete but the day was still dominated […]

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Instagram Travel Thursday: Queen Mary 2

I should be packing. Instead I’m trolling Instagram for photos of the Queen Mary 2. There is shockingly little out there about traveling as a family on board. There are plenty of pictures though to get me excited.  I thought I would highlight it as part of  #igTravelThursday. In addition to distracting me from packing, […]

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