Cruise Review: Everything You Need To Know About The Celebrity Summit

Welcome to the Celebrity Revolution! Celebrity Cruises is spending $500 million dollars on a fleet-wide modernization to give the whole cruise line elements of their newest ships, the Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Flora (the latter will be debuting in the Galapagos in May 2019). The Revolution started with the introduction of the Celebrity Edge, a state-of-the-art new ship at the forefront of modern luxury cruising, and continued with the renovation of the Celebrity Millennium. Now, the Celebrity Summit is the second ship to be modernized in the fleet, and finished its refurbishment in March 2019. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to sail on the new and improved Celebrity Summit and see first-hand how Celebrity Cruises has brought the Summit to the “Edge”, so to speak.

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The Adventure Guide to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

Jarabacoa is a region that sits right in middle of the Dominican Republic. With its tropical climate and high elevation thanks to the Central Mountain Range, it has some of the most mild temperatures in the country, causing it to be dubbed The City of Everlasting Spring. Here, you’ll find rivers, mountains, and jungle, making it a perfect spot for an adventure vacation. From paragliding to rafting and more, here are just a few thrilling activities you can find in Jarabacoa to get your heart pumping.

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20 Photos to Show You Why Curaçao Needs to Be On Your Travel Radar

I recently visited Curaçao for the first time, and boy was I not disappointed. Curaçao is a beautiful and colorful paradise that is often overlooked compared to its Caribbean neighbors. But due to its prime location, Curaçao doesn't get hurricanes, so recently the island has been receiving more overflow traffic while the rest of the Caribbean is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. For those who love colorful destinations like Burano in Venice, Curaçao is for you. 

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Checking In: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

The property is right on the beach (one it shares with several other hotels, including the La Concha Renaissance next door) and is only a quick drive away from Old San Juan. There are five pools on property along with sun decks and plenty of chaise lounges to sunbathe on. One of my favorite areas was the adult-only pool complete with hot tub and a mini private beach area enclosed by rocks and tide pools. By far though the pool I enjoyed the most was the small infinity pool off the edge of one of the sun decks. When we arrived the first night, we barely made it out in time to capture an amazing sunset over the infinity pool. While the pool is indeed small in size, the view more than makes up for it.

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