Complimentary Honeymoon Planning

Our Casablanca, Paradise island and Aloha packages include a FREE Honeymoon consultation. Working on Cruise Ships helped Cassandra and Sean visit over 50 countries on six continents. They’re happy to share that experience and help plan your Dream Honeymoon or Exotic Destination Wedding!

They’ve shared some of their adventures in the articles below.

Victoria Falls
caption id="attachment_3158" align="alignright" width="300" Rainbow at the Victoria Falls/caption Welcome to Victoria Falls!  Known as Mosi – oa – Tunya (The Smoke that Thunders)  to the locals,  Vic Falls forms the natural border between Zambia & Zimbabwe.  It is the ...Read More

Bora Bora
Laorana!  Welcome to Bora Bora, French Polynesia.  This island paradise is in the South Pacific – 2500 miles south of Hawaii and about a 20-hour journey from Ocean City. caption id="attachment_2653" align="alignright" width="200" Up close with a Moray Eel on ...Read More

Sydney, Australia
G' Day mate!  Welcome to the cosmopolitan outpost of the land down under.  Sydney has emerged from the outback to become one of the most vibrant cities in the world.  Originally a British penal colony,  Sydney has been infused with ...Read More

Sintra, Portugal
Sean & Cassandra enjoy the Palácio Nacional da Pena The Twin Chimneys of the Palácio Nacional de Sintra Town Square Holiday Train Sintra’s City Hall Olá and welcome to Sintra, Portugal!   Sintra garnered some buzz this past fall as one ...Read More

Quebec City
Chateau Frontenac: “The Most Photographed Hotel in the World” View of Montmorency Falls from the Louis Jolliet Tour Boat View of Petit- Champlain St. from our 15th Story room at the Frontenac My Lobster and Cassandra’s Cod at Le Saint-Amour ...Read More

Jerusalem, Israeli
Shalom!  Cassandra and I have been in a few dodgy places over the years.  Years of watching the Israeli/Palestinian conflict on TV had made us curious to go see what all the fuss was about.  We decided to hire a ...Read More

Edinburgh, Scotland
Calton Hill’s Dugald Stewart Monument overlooks Edinburgh’s Royal Mile View of Edinburgh Castle from our room at the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel Arthur’s Seat is an extinct Volcano thought to be the location of Camelot Sean sizes up a Kilt ...Read More

Moorea
Laorana, welcome to Moorea!    Moorea is a small mountainous island 9 miles northwest of Tahiti.  Renowned  for its unspoiled awe inspiring landscapes and beaches, it has become a popular Honeymoon destination.  Arthur Frommer of Frommer’s  Travel Guide declared it to ...Read More

Las Vegas
caption id="attachment_2707" align="alignright" width="200" View of the Paris from the Bellagio Terrace./caption Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada!  For my 40th B-day Cassandra took me out for an exciting weekend on the strip and a stop in the Grand Canyon.  ...Read More

Innsbruck, Austria
With temperatures pushing nearly 70 degrees in OC  this winter, Cassandra and I decided to “beat the heat” and head to the mountains of Innsbruck for Christmas. Innsbruck caption id="attachment_2626" align="alignright" width="200" Snowboarding at Axamer Lizum/caption is Latin for Bridge ...Read More

Cairo, Egypt
Al salaam a'alaykum! caption id="attachment_2491" align="alignright" width="200" Cass and Sean pose in front of the legendary Sphinx/caption Welcome to Cairo, Egypt. Cairo is the gateway to Africa.  As the world's first tourist destination, Cairo has attracted millions of visitors. This ...Read More

Roman Holiday
Ciao. Cassandra and I spent the Holidays in England this year.  The weather was a bit chilly so we decided to head south to Rome and warm up.  Our flight from London's caption id="attachment_2606" align="alignright" width="200" Cassandra & Sean take ...Read More

Zambezi Queen
caption id="attachment_3142" align="alignright" width="300" Chobe National Park Elephants/caption Dumela (Hello in Botswana), welcome aboard the Zambezi Queen! The Zambezi Queen is a luxury safari cruise boat that sails on the Chobe River between Botswana & Namibia.  The Chobe is a ...Read More

Waikiki
Aloha, welcome to beautiful &  bustling Waikiki Beach!  Waikiki is the most famous beach in Honolulu on the island of Oahu.  Blessed with stunning views of Diamondhead, the beach draws millions of beachgoers and surfers each year.  Honolulu is home ...Read More

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Bom dia from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!  Rio de Janeiro is the sexiest city in the world.  It's where the "Girl from Ipanema" really exists.  Located about a thousand miles south of caption id="attachment_2615" align="alignright" width="200" Tijuca Falls Urban Natural ...Read More

Petra, Jordan
Al salaam a'alaykum OC!  This week's crusade is the "Rose Red City" of Petra, Jordan. It was once home to the mighty Nabataean empire that flourished from the 13th to the 6th Century BC. Petra is Arabic for rock.  If you’re a ...Read More

Tahiti
Laorana (Tahitian for hello), welcome to Tahiti!  Tahiti is the largest of a chain of South Pacific islands known as French Polynesia. The country was exposed to the west by Captain James Cook in 1768 and was the site of ...Read More

GILBRALTAR
Sean & Cassandra at the Rock of Gibraltar. A Colony of Barbary Apes inhabit the Mountain. On a Clear Day, you can see Africa from the Rock. Casemates Square has Strong Ties to England. Cassandra “Triple Dog Dares” Sean to ...Read More

Kauai
Aloha, welcome to Kauai!   Known as the “Garden Isle”, Kauai is renowned as the most beautiful of the inhabited Hawaiian islands.  Home to the wettest spot on Earth, Kauai caption id="attachment_2682" align="alignright" width="200" Sunset Sail Away from the Port of ...Read More

OCHO RIOS
caption id="attachment_2314" align="alignright" width="225" Cassandra & Sean team up for the Dunn’s River experience/caption Welcome to Ocho Rios, Jamaica!   Ocho Rios sit on Jamaica’s north coast and is a popular cruise ship destination.  Renowned for its legendary beauty, it is ...Read More

Prague, Czech Republic
Nazdar! Greetings from Prague in the Czech Republic. Prague is affectionately named the city of 100 Spires. We had heard this was the most beautiful city in the world and caption id="attachment_2568" align="alignright" width="200" The famous Charles Bridge connects Old ...Read More

San Diego
Welcome to San Diego, California!   The most iconic hotel in San Diego is the Hotel del Coronado, locally known as “The Del”. Located on Coronado Island, The Del has graced the Pacific coast skyline for 125 years.  Founded in 1888 ...Read More

Paris, France
Bonjour!  Greetings from the City of Lights.  Paris is the top destination of France's Seine River.  The Seine flows lazily through the French countryside for 486 miles before caption id="attachment_2507" align="alignright" width="200" Cassandra in front of the Louvre Museum/caption emptying ...Read More

Hollywood
Welcome to Hollywood, California!  Cassandra and I decided to spend a couple of days in LA to break up the flight on our journey to the South Pacific.  After a six hour flight caption id="attachment_2665" align="alignright" width="200" Sean & Cassandra ...Read More

London, England
Welcome to London, England.  London is the most popular tourist destination in the world.  Each year London attracts about 27 million visitors.  London employs 350,000 to maintain the booming tourism industry, which produces 15 billion pounds ($30 billion dollars) annually ...Read More

Disney World
caption id="attachment_3133" align="alignright" width="350" Disney's Animal Kingdom/caption Welcome to Disney World! Located in Orlando Florida, Disney World is known   as the “Happiest place on Earth”.  For Cassandra’s 40th birthday I knew I had to come up with something huge. ...Read More

Copenhagen, Denmark
Goddag! Welcome to Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark is the gateway to Scandanavia. The population is very tall and predominantly blond haired and blue eyed.  Cassandra is Scandanavian and felt right at home here.  Danes are known to be the happiest people ...Read More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
You may recognize the gleaming steel structure that dominates the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  They are the Petronas Towers and were featured in the 1999 film “Entrapment” featuring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones.  In the film the pair ...Read More

PANAMA CANAL
We entered the canal via the Gatun locks on the Atlantic side.  An intricate set of locks create a three-step process that lifts vessels 85 feet above sea level onto Gatun Lake.  The complete transit would  lower the ship 31 ...Read More

Greece, Athens
Yia Sou fi le mous  (Hello my friends in Hellenic Greek) and welcome to Athens!  In addition to being the capital and largest city in Greece, Athens is known as the cradle of western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. ...Read More

Phuket, Thailand
Sawatdee Khrab Ocean City!  Greetings from Phuket, Thailand.  Known as the land of smiles, Thai people are among the friendliest in the world.  Phuket is an island off the caption id="attachment_2579" align="alignright" width="200" Elephants are the best mode of travel ...Read More

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Ahlan wa sahan (Arabic welcome) to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.  Sharm is located on the southern most tip of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.  The Sinai Peninsula is a brutal desert encircled by treacherous mountains.  This region is the home to Table ...Read More

San Antonio, Texas
Cassandra and I went to San Antonio, Texas to take in another NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. The Alamodome hosted this year’s Midwest Regionals featuring, caption id="attachment_2632" align="alignright" width="200" Mariachis entertain at Casa Rio’s restaurant/caption Kansa, Richmond, Florida State and ...Read More

Tongabezi, Zambia
caption id="attachment_3151" align="alignright" width="300" Zambezi River Sunset from Tongabezi/caption Mwapona (Tongan greeting), welcome to Tongabezi, Zambia!  Tongabezi is a magical resort located on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, upstream from Victoria Falls.  About eight years ago we found ...Read More

Montevideo, Uruguay
Hola!  Nestled between  the north bank of the Rio Plata and the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay is an often overlooked South American hotspot.  Urugauy has two main ports of call.  The capital city of Montevideo lies on the east bank of ...Read More

Aswan, Egypt
Al salaam a'alaykum!  That's hello in Arabic, native tongue of Aswan Egypt.     Aswan is the gateway oasis between Nubian and Arab culture in Africa.  Its epicenter is Lake Nasser, which separates Egypt from Sudan.  The Aswan Dam is Africa's top ...Read More

Hilo
Aloha and welcome to Hilo! Hilo is the largest city on the island of Hawaii.  Hawaii is the largest island in the Hawaiian Island Chain. Hilo encompasses 58 square miles on the east end of the island and is the ...Read More

CARTAGENA, SPAIN
Palacio Consistorial de Cartagena (City Hall). Downtown Cartagena Radiates Culture & Art. Modern Décor Lines the Side Streets. The “Invisible Man” was an Innovative Street Performer. Sean & Cassandra Take Aim from Castillo de la Concepción. Amazingly, the Museo Del ...Read More

San Francisco, California
Hello Ocean City!  In honor of the 4th of July, Cassandra and I decided on a domestic Port O' Call this week.  Our local hot spot is San Francisco.  Bizzarro World politics caption id="attachment_2496" align="alignright" width="141" Cass and Sean at ...Read More

Bavaria
Guten Tag Ocean City! Cassandra and I spent some time in Bavaria this winter.   Bavaria is a state in the alpine region of southern Germany. Munich is the capital and the caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="200" Cassandra enjoys a traditional German ...Read More

Eilat, Israel
Shalom! Welcome to Eilat, Israel.  Eilat is Israel's southern most city and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the Red Sea and surrounded by beautiful red mountains and desert. It is a very short drive from Jordan and ...Read More

Cartagena, Colombia
Hola Amigos, welcome to Cartagena de Indias! Cartagena sits on the northern coast of Colombia. Not to be confused with its namesake Cartagena, Spain, this vibrant city was a strategic military port that was vital to Colonial trade routes. Frequently ...Read More

St. Louis, Missouri
Cassandra and I went to St. Louis Missouri last week to be a part of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.  St. Louis hosted the Midwest regionals featuring Ohio caption id="attachment_2638" align="alignright" width="200" Sunday Brunch at the Milennium Hotel's "Top ...Read More

Lucerne, Switzerland
Grüezi (Swiss German Hello) Ocean City!  Lucerne, Switzerland is one of the most popular destinations in the most beautiful country in Europe. Situated on serene Lake Lucerne, the picturesque town is famous for its covered wooden bridge and medieval turrets.  ...Read More

Ko Pei Pei Lei, Thailand
In 2000 the Leonardo DiCaprio film "The Beach" was released.  It was an instant classic among travellers.  In January of 2004 we decided to see the beach for ourselves.  We spent the beginning of the month with Cassandra's family in ...Read More

Isola Bella, Italy
Buongiorno!  Nestled in the Italian Alps lies one of Italy's best kept secrets.   Rome and Venice may have the lions share of tourism, but the lake districts of Como, Lugano and Maggiore offer the most stunning views in Italy.  Only ...Read More

Tortola, British Virgin Islands
During our years at sea, Cassandra and myself were fortunate to be able to visit many exotic islands along the way.  They each have their own special memories for us. While caption id="attachment_2573" align="alignright" width="200" Long Bay offers stunning panoramic ...Read More

Penang Malaysia
Penang Malaysia is a rich infusion of Chinese, Indian, British and Malay culture.  This results in a diversity of language, food and holidays.  At least once a week is a national caption id="attachment_2515" align="alignright" width="200" Outside the Khoo House - ...Read More

Brussels, Belgium
Goeiendag (Hello in Flemish) Ocean City! Welcome to Brussels, Belgium.  Brussels is the capital of the EU and the political heart of Europe.  More importantly, it is the world capital of Chocolate & Beer! caption id="attachment_2529" align="alignright" width="200" La Rosa ...Read More

Buzios, Brazil
Ola (Hello in Portuguese) Ocean City!  Brazil has always been famous for its beaches. While Copacabana and Ipanema have enjoyed most of the notoriety, the up and coming resort of Buzious is pushing its way into the spotlight. Originally settled ...Read More

East Sussex, England
Welcome to East Sussex England.  Cassandra and I visit this charming destination every year. This January was our sixth trip to the UK together and I can honestly say that I've caption id="attachment_2645" align="alignright" width="200" Sean & Cassandra stroll the ...Read More

Maui
Aloha, welcome to Maui! Like most Hawaiian Islands, Maui was formed by volcanoes.   Known as the “Valley Isle”,  it has a variety of climatic and scenic contrasts. The massive caption id="attachment_2678" align="alignright" width="200" Colorful Denizens of Downtown Lahaina/caption Haleaka ...Read More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hola!  Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  We stopped here in January of 2005 during our South American tour.  Buenos Aires is a vibrant city of 13 million located on caption id="attachment_2487" align="alignright" width="200" Performers in Caminito La Boca dance the ...Read More

Niagara Falls
caption id="attachment_2448" align="alignright" width="200" Quick pic before dinner at the Skylon Tower/caption Welcome to Niagara Falls!  Cass and I believe this to be the most picturesque and romantic spot in North America.  Though not as large as Iguassu or Victoria ...Read More

Bangkok, Thailand
Sawadeekrab - Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand.  One of the largest cities in the world, Bangkok is home to nearly 15 million people.  Downtown traffic is outrageous.  We had no idea what bad traffic was until we took a ride on ...Read More

Cadiz, Spain
The Cadiz Seawall overlooks the Mediterranean. Sampling Spanish Sherry right from the Tap con su Amigos Isabella y Micko. Founded in 1100 BC, Cadiz is one of Europe’s Eldest Cities. Enjoying Tapas in the Cathedral Square at Terraza. Flamenco Dancers ...Read More

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Welcome to Grand Cayman! The Caymans are one of my favorite stops in the Caribbean. Cass and I spent nearly 9 years between us working on cruise ships when we finished school.  Our paths finally crossed in 2001 while working ...Read More

Singapore
Singapore is the busiest port in the world.  Its position on the southern tip of the Malaysian archipelago allows easy access to the Pacific and Indian Oceans.  Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles saw the potential of this tiny wilderness outpost and ...Read More

LISBON, PORTUGAL
The Paellador is renowned for their exotic Paella Dishes. The Castle of Sao Jorge overlooks the City. Lisbon's Scenic Tagus River Waterfront. Making the best of a Rainy Afternoon in the City Centre. Lisbon's Downtown Shoppes & Cafes are Superb. ...Read More

The Dead Sea
caption id="attachment_2864" align="alignright" width="198" Sean indulges in the theraputic mud of the Dead Sea/caption Shalom! Welcome to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. Nestled between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is 422 metres (1385 ft) below sea ...Read More

Bern, Switzerland
Grüezi mitenand (Hello in Swiss German), Ocean City!  Welcome to Bern, Switzerland.  Home to more than 122,000 people, Bern is the capital of the Swiss nation.  The caption id="attachment_2585" align="alignright" width="200" The "Zytglogge"/caption historic center of Bern has been featured ...Read More

Miami
Last week I surprised my Dad with a trip to Miami to see the Washington Nationals play in the new Marlins Park.   After a 2.5 hour flight we touched down  and set off for Coconut Grove. Coconut Grove is ...Read More

Cozumel, Mexico
Hola!  Welcome to Cozumel, Mexico.  During our years working on Cruise Ships,  Cozumel was always the most entertaining port for the crew.  As one of the most visited ports in the Caribbean, there are always plenty of ships docked there ...Read More

Toronto, Canada
Welcome to Toronto, one of the most beautiful cities on the eastern seaboard.  The clean Canadian air coupled with pristine water ways and picturesque parks are conducive to a healthy lifestyle. This city of 2.5 million is the largest in ...Read More

Iguacu Falls
Hola!  Welcome to Iguacu Falls!  Iguacu is the largest waterfall in the world.  Taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide, Iguacu is made of over 275 individual falls and pours out ten million liters per second.  The Iguacu River ...Read More

Salisbury, England
This week's exotic adventure takes us to Salisbury. No not that Salisbury ... we're going to the motherland - Salisbury, England. Charming as our beloved Delmarva edition may be, the British edition is ripe with history.  This town of 50,000 ...Read More

Luxor, Egypt
Al salaam a'laykum Ocean City.  Greetings from Luxor, Egypt!  Luxor is the third largest port on the Nile after Cairo and Alexandria.  Cass and I decided to start our Egyptian odyssey in Cairo and decided that a Nile river cruise ...Read More

Zurich, Switzerland
Last week I mentioned that we named one of our cats Luxor after the city on the Egyptian Nile.  Our other cat is Zurich and I'll tell you a little about the trip that inspired that name.  In 2005 Cass ...Read More

Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Goede avond (good evening in Dutch)!  This week’s adventure takes us to Europe’s most promiscuous city: Amsterdam.  Cassandra and I had both visited this city in our younger days, and we looked forward to sharing this latest Dutch ...Read More

Limon Costa Rica
Hola!  Welcome to Limón, Costa Rica.  First documented by Columbus in 1502, the Spanish arrived seeking gold and riches.  Limón’s true wealth proved to be pineapples, bananas and cocoa. Limón is Spanish for lemon and the region is ripe with ...Read More

Washington D.C.
Welcome to Washington DC! This year Cassandra and I spent some time during the Holidays in the festive metropolis of our nation’s capitol. It would take weeks to see everything this dynamic city has to offer. We covered as much ...Read More

Aruba
caption id="attachment_2741" align="alignright" width="250" Balashi is the beverage of choice at the Marriott Beach/caption Bon dia, welcome to Aruba! The most visited island in the Dutch Caribbean, Aruba is blessed with gorgeous beaches and steady sunshine.  Its capital of Oranjestad ...Read More

Holland America MS Rotterdam
Our maître d' Tami brought Indonesian hospitality to the ship’s fine dining. The Aft pool deck was the place to be for the Lisbon sail away party. The MS Rotterdam at dock in Cartagena’s Harbour. Cheers to another brilliant cruise ...Read More

Liechtenstein
Hallo! This week's odyssey takes us to the Principality of Liechtenstein.  During our travels through the Alps, we were fortunate to visit this romantic retreat. caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignright" width="200" Overhead view of downtown Liechtenstein/caption Nestled in the mountains, Liechtenstein is ...Read More

Ship Life
Cassandra and I are glad to say we get a lot of positive feedback on our column. The number one question people ask us is, "How did you see so many places?" The answer is easy - we worked on ...Read More

HOUSTON, TEXAS
Front Row for the Nats Win Vs. the Astros. Minute Maid Park’s Train Rolls When Houston Homers. Steam is used to Shape a Proper Stetson Hat. View of the Ballpark from the Westin Downtown Corner Suite. The Aquarium Restaurant Offered ...Read More

Newcastle, Australia
G' Day mates!  Cassandra and I lived in Sydney, Australia for four months in 2003.  We acquired work visas and got jobs in trendy restaurants on the harbour.  We loved living caption id="attachment_2591" align="alignright" width="200" The Rox enjoy the morning ...Read More

Kansas City
caption id="attachment_3125" align="alignright" width="300" Brush Creek Kansas City Country Club Plaza/caption Welcome to Kansas City!  This year’s annual father/son road trip was a visit to Kaufmann stadium to see how the Nationals stacked up against the 2015 World Series champs. ...Read More

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE COAST
Welcome to Florida’s Grapefruit League Coast! This year Dad and I finally made the pilgrimage to watch some spring training baseball.  The plan was to catch three Washington Nationals games during a four-night scamper up the coast.  The adventure began ...Read More

CORAL PRINCESS
Welcome aboard the Coral Princess!  Cassandra and I met while working on Cruise Ships and always enjoy an adventure at sea.  This time we booked a Panama Canal cruise on the Coral Princess.  This was our second go on Princess ...Read More

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