Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Moving is hard!

Well, I never knew how hard moving was until a couple weeks ago. I've moved from house to house before but never to another city. One thing I have to say is that the POD that we got is a life saver. We have been able to take our time getting it loaded as its been on our driveway a little over a week. I don't know what I would do without my husband cause he has been all the muscle in this move so far. Don't think I have been sitting around watching him work though, I have been busting my butt! Each day we have dolled out some tasks for us to do and from first thing in the morning to late at night we have been hard at work. Right now I am sitting at my computer with my cats trapped in the bedroom. I cant walk on the floors as it has all been refinished and luckily we have an sliding door from the bedroom to the back patio. My cats are flipping out! Each day we have less and less furniture around the house and they cant understand what in the world is going on. I just wish I could explain it to them :) They will be so happy once we reach Naples though as they will have their very own lanai to sit out in!

Well stay tuned!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Good-Bye Tallahassee: Hello Naples!

Will and I are very sad to say that we are leaving Tallahassee soon. But.....we are happy to be moving to Naples which is closer to family (and the beach). We don't know what is in store for us yet but I'm sure whatever it is, it will be full of surprises and fun. As Mickey Mouse always says "See you real soon" Tallahassee....we will surely miss you!

Look out Naples here we come!!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Jen's Top Five Cruise Tips of the Month

1. Day one of your cruise start with the top deck and work your way down and around the ship in order to familiarize yourself with your new home. Keep your deck "cheat sheet" in your pocket.

2. If you want some extra amenities with your cruise check and see what some of the Cruise Line Suites offer. For example the Holland America Deluxe Veranda Suites have a Concierge Lounge with snacks and drinks served, free dry cleaning/ laundry, Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Priority embarkation/debarkation etc....... check with me to see which lines offer which benefits!

3. If you are a Sushi lover like I am, you will be interested to know that Crystal has a new restaurant called Silk Road which offer Nobu's trademark blend of classically styled Japanese foods with Peruvian and European influences at no extra cost. Although there is no cost reservations are highly recommended as it is a smaller restaurant.

4. If you are going on an Alaska Cruise/ Cruise tour try to fit in either a Kenai Fjords Cruise or a Prince William Sound Cruise before you board the cruise! It is a highlight for most everyone I have had go on it. On this tour you will be on a smaller boat with under 150 people which brings you closer to the glaciers and the sea life! If you want this experience the whole time talk to me about doing a small ship Alaska experience. Another not to miss Alaska excursion is taking a float plane or helicopter ride. As an experienced Alaska agent I can help you in planning your side trips as there are so many great ones to chose from.

5. Check with your agent or the airline you are flying with to find out their baggage regulations. The airlines are tightening up on their policies and if your bag it too heavy or too large it will cost you.