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 Quick Guide to Visiting Maui, Hawaii

There are so many things to do in Maui that it can be hard trying to figure what all to pack into your trip! This quick guide includes some of my most highly recommended activities, including driving the Road to Hana, taking a helicopter flight around the island, going on a whale watching tour, and watching the sunrise on Haleakala. Below you’ll find what to do in Maui, where to stay in Maui, and where to eat in Maui!

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5 Adventurous Things to Do in San Luis Obispo County

Did you know that San Luis Obispo County, aka SLO CAL®, has tons of adventurous things to do? From horseback riding through a winery to ATVing over sand dunes to kayaking amongst the wildlife of Morro Bay, there are plenty of options to satisfy that urge for adventure during your trip to SLO CAL. Check out below for my 5 top thrilling things to do in San Luis Obispo, and a few bonus activities at the bottom!

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A Luxury Stay on the Big Island: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai three times in the last few years, and I have to say, it’s quite possibly my favorite resort to visit on the planet. There’s no doubt it’s one of the best resorts in Hawaii, and it’s easy to see why. This 5 star property features everything from 7 pools and 5 restaurants to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course set on a volcanic landscape. For our trip, we left at the end of January, which is high season for the Big Island as people try to escape the cold. It’s also the perfect season for whale watching, and if you’re lucky, you can see them right from the beach at the resort. Leaving Austin for this January/February trip was the perfect way to escape the cold fronts that had rolled into Texas, and the weather in Hawaii was perfect. “Winter” on the Big Island tends to be in the 70s/80s with lows in the 60s, so while you’ll want to pack a sweater, it’s much more mild than most other destinations.

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Transatlantic Cruising on the Cunard Queen Mary 2

Just the mere mention of the Queen Mary 2 conjures up images of voyages of old, transatlantic cruising on majestic ocean liners fit for royalty. The utter romance of sipping decadent cocktails on the veranda deck, strolling the promenade in the evening breeze, and dancing the night away to a string orchestra. You know, the fancy parts of the movie Titanic that made you dream of luxury cruising! For seven days in January those dreams became reality as I boarded the legendary Queen Mary 2 in the port of Brooklyn, New York and set sail for Southampton, England.

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