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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How to Get Around Rome on a Budget

Photo of a red bus in Rome, Italy by Frolic & Courage.

Rome, Italy is a beautiful ancient city that brings over 9 million international tourists to visit each year, making it one of the most visited cities in Europe. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a few times to see the can’t miss things to do in Rome and have taken multiple forms of transportation around the city.

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How to Get Around Chicago Without a Car

Photo of a woman holding a Ventra card. How to get around Chicago without a car blog by Frolic & Courage.

How do you get around Chicago without a car and on a budget? In this blog, I share how to use public transportation in Chicago, Illinois and how to get around Chicago without a car based on my recent trip to the Windy City.

Quick Overview of the System


So, where is Chicago, exactly? Chicago is in the State of Illinois in Cook County (and a little DuPage).

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