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Cruise Ship Officer Dancing with Bananas on his head

A Thin Line Between Entertainment and Racism

I have been on two different cruise lines, only to see basically the same thing.  My concern is that it this must be a growing trend, and if so then it is one that I am not comfortable with.   I am talking about the

Svedka Ice Bar on board the Norwegian Getaway

An Ice Bar on a Cruise Ship?… I’m Done!

Recap of the Norwegian Getaway’s Ice Bar I planned a trip on one of the new Mega Cruise Ships, the Norwegian Getaway.  One of the reasons I chose the ship is it has some amazing features such as a Tropicana Dinner Theater along with an

Outstanding Warrants

Cruise Passengers being arrested on Outstanding Warrant(s)

Our Group Cruise was interrupted early Monday morning when one of our Members was carted off the Ship and arrested.  There are some things you should not have to say, but there is a reason we have warning labels on things.  The great Cardinal Newman

Sea Life Aquarium

Orlando Has a New Aquarium: Sea Life Aquarium

This weekend I decided to try out some of the new attractions in the Orlando area.  Everyone knows about Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld.  The Sea Life Aquarium is a hidden gem.  It is much more than I expected.  The visuals are marvelous.  There are bright

Stack of mail

Safety Tip: How to use USPS Mail Hold Service when you are Traveling

Many Families will travel over the holidays.  Will you be traveling and your house empty?  Well don’t let your mail stack up and alert all the Criminals.  No one wants to deal with missing packages, stolen credit card or identity theft.  Safety Tip; One of

The One Critical Thing You Must Do Before International Travel

Most people get excited about International Travel.  It doesn’t matter where you are going Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean or Europe, Japan or Australia.  You will make sure you have your clothes, your shoes, sunblock, and jewelry.  You double check your travel documents and your

2016 HBCU Football Classic Schedules

2016 HBCU Football Classic Date Home   Visitor   Location Status Event 9/1/16 Lincoln (PA)  vs. Cheyney  @ Lincoln University, PA  LU Football Stadium 7:00pm ET  Battle of the Firsts     9/3/16 Lane  vs. Texas College  @ Jackson, TN  2:00pm CT  CME Classic    Benedict 

7 Things To Do FIRST When You Get On A Cruise Ship

I am a veteran cruiser of over 70 Cruises since 2000.  I have traveled on almost all the major Cruise Lines and many smaller lines you may not have heard of.  One of the questions I am often asked is “what are some tips that

Formal Night for Black Folks: What To Wear on Formal Night On A Cruise

One of the joys of cruising is the “Formal Night”.  This is the evening when almost everyone gets dressed up and goes out to dinner.  All around the Cruise Ship there are places to take pictures.  There are fabulous backdrops that reek of class awaiting

Never Ever Have I Ate At A Revolving Restaurant: 14 Revolving Restaurants To Try In The US

Never ever have I ate at a Revolving Restaurant.  Most of us have played that game and most of us would have to drink and sit down.  Revolving restaurants provide patrons a panoramic view without leaving their seats. The slow rotating speed allows you to