What You NEED to Know Before Taking a Mediterranean Cruise

Woman sitting in a chair on a cruise ship balcony looking at the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailing the dazzling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea on my first ever Mediterranean cruise was such a memorable, bucket list experience! Our 7 day Western Mediterranean Cruise was based in Barcelona, Spain and we sailed to Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Marseille, France; and Naples/Capri, Florence/La Spezia, and Rome/Civitavecchia Italy. In today’s blog, I’m sharing what you need to know before a Mediterranean cruise based on my experience as a first timer.

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5 Reasons Why You NEED to Start PLANNING For Your Trip NOW!

Photo of Antoinette and Kevin smiling in Park Guell, Barcelona.

If you haven’t started to plan for your next vacation, consider this your official notice to start planning for your trip RIGHT NOW! 

Think about it.

The past few years were difficult, so people are ready to escape and MORE THAN READY to start traveling again…and they actually ARE traveling in great numbers! They are also willing to pay more than ever to make up for lost time.

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Everything You Need to Know About Afternoon Tea in London

Photo of an afternoon tea finger sandwich tray with a mushroom tart, chicken salad and roast beef sandwiches. Frolic & Courage.

Nervous about your first afternoon tea in London? Don’t be! Here’s everything you need to know about the classic British tradition.
I had a lot of questions before I traveled to London for the first time and signed up for an afternoon tea, like “what do you wear to an afternoon tea?” and exactly, “what is afternoon tea?” In this blog,

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Tips for Buying Espadrilles at Casa Hernanz

Photo of a pair of navy blue wedge espadrilles from Casa Hernanz Alpargatería. Frolic & Courage.

Style, price, selection … this hand-made espadrille shop, or Alpargatería, is everything you hoped for. Casa Hernanz Alpargatería, located at Calle de Toledo, 18, 28005 in Madrid, Spain, has some of the best handmade, affordable espadrilles in the city. I know because I went not once, not twice, but three times during my vacation in Madrid and picked up shoes for myself and my mom!

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Eight Hours at the Louvre

Congratulations! You’ve decided to visit the Musée de Louvre, one of the largest, most famous collections of art in the world and you’ve decided to see it all in less than eight hours. Good for you, you ambitious, slightly insane, over-achieving sun-of-a-gun! That’s what I did…and I was successful in seeing every piece of art my tender eyes could gaze upon.

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