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Victor Bodden Tours: Zip & Dip

While cruises to new destinations are wonderful and exciting, ports of call and shore excursions can be a bit overwhelming with so many options to choose from! There are many highlights to see and do in Roatan, Honduras.  After reviewing the choices we found this excursion option through Victor Bodden Tours, Zip & Dip that would let us experience three activities in one!   When doing research on the location, zip lining through the jungles and animal sanctuaries on the island where you can cuddle up with a sloth seemed to be the highest recommendations.  This excursion started at a location that combined both of these amazing experiences, plus a stop at a beautiful beach to enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of the island!  We were picked up with our group outside the port area.  The meeting location was easy to find and we only waited a few minutes before we boarded our small van and headed off.   When we arrived, our group was checked in and everyone was given wristbands of the

Playa Mia Beach Excursion Review

I've spent both of my Cozumel port days at Playa Mia Resort. The first time was in 2018, where I did a cooking class before spending a couple hours at the beach with my adult only fellow travelers. Most recently, I went on a beach excursion on the Disney Magic in December 2022 with my 'Ohana sister and her two girls, ages 6 and 7. In 2018, we were up bright and early and had a small group that left right on time to our excursion. It was easy to stay together and our tour guide was great at pointing out places to have drinks or shop after our excursion, and the pathway to the bus was quite clear. In 2022, our excursion started officially at 10:45 and we were miraculously 15 minutes early and one of the first in line to wait. Which we did, for about 45 minutes. We were clearly waiting for exactly one late family for our excursion to start, which was a bit of a bummer, but it does happen sometimes. Once it was our time to go, it was a bit of a cluster to keep track of who was in o

Photo Tour: Disney Castaway Cay

I don't know about you, but I could use a vacation after the year we had in 2020! Since we can't set sail on Disney Cruise Line right now, let's take a photo tour of Disney's private island, Castaway Cay!  Arrival Plaza Complimentary stroller, wheelchair and wagons are available. Great photo opportunity at Mount Rustmore Castaway Family Beaches Plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas on the Family Beaches In-Da-Shade Games Merchandise and Bahamian Retail Heads Up Bar Great views of the ship from the Heads Up Bar Pelican Plunge water slide View of the ship from the top of the Observation Tower Serenity Bay Serenity Bay is an exclusive beach area for adults Cabana at Serenity Bay Food from Cookie's BBQ