March 14, 2013

Cruising with kids series

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Dear readers,

Over the next few weeks I’ll be running a new feature on my blog entitled, ‘Cruising with kids’.  Hubby and I have cruised before both on the WindStar and Celebrity Cruises and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Now we feel ready to start introducing our kids to this type of travel and I have to admit, during this planning process, I’ve felt quite apprehensive about what kinds of things will happen.  Will JD try to jump overboard or throw a tantrum in the middle of a formal dinner (he’s definitely hit the terrific twos stage) or will Brie get motion sickness for the entire week (the poor dear has a difficult time on long car rides)?  However, if I allowed all of my worries to overtake me, I’d never travel with my little guys any further than a two hour radius from our house.  We wouldn’t have any international adventures as a family until they get older, but at that point, they won’t want to hang out on vacation with their dad and I.

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The cool thing about this trip is that their grandparents from both sides and my aunt are coming with us.  We’ll be vacationing as one big multi-generational, multi-racial family and I’m over the moon about it.  This trip offers us phenomenal possibilities to create wonderful memories with each other which is super exciting.  Life is short and precious, so I’m not waiting to spend intentional, quality time with the people I love.  We’re going to do it now, while our family members are all in relatively good health and mobile.  Oh, and did I mention that this is the ten year mark for hubby and me?  You know what that means!  We are taking the time to renew our vows on the beach in Antigua, the island of my birth.

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So here’s what you should expect over the next few weeks: posts about packing, summer fashion tips, checklists, gear giveaways, reviews about island excursions, review of a wedding planning company, and the stark honest truth about cruising with kids.

I’ll keep you travelistas posted.







  1. oh what fun! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  2. Hello “EPIC Mom”–what a great name! Your travel plans sound wonderful. I look forward to following your adventure! Aloha, Lori

  3. Sounds fun! I’ll be living vicariously since I love to travel. It’s a whole different operation with kiddos isn’t it? Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could find yours!! ~Sarah

  4. I want to go on a cruise but i found out very early in the game {like before we even left the docks{ i get sea sick,. I’m scared to venture out incase the dramain doesn’t work. It looks like you guys have a lot of fun. I’m a new follower via Bloglovin. I hope you & the family are having a great Thursday.


    • My daughter has the same issue with motion sickness. I’ve stocked up on crystallized ginger, pressure bands and saltine crackers. Fingers crossed that it works. I’m off to follow you too.

  5. As much as I love family vacations, I’m soooo not a cruise kind of person. A quick ride on a ferry is more than enough for me!

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