Archives for Amy Ortiz
PCT’s Southern Caribbean Cruise July 2017

If you’re like me, when you’re planning what to do and see on a Caribbean cruise the choices can be overwhelming! I want to squeeze as much juice out of every island moment. So here are some ideas from our July 2017 Southern Caribbean Cruise, we hope you find some tips in our cool roadmap. Port… Read More »

Carnival Refurbishes Ecstasy, Home Port Charleston, SC

Carnival’s new and improved Fun Ship experience has sailed into Charleston.  The Carnival Ecstasy completed its latest refurbishment in January, 2017.  If you are familiar with Carnival, you may know that they have named their refurbishment process Fun Ship 2.0.  What’s a refurbishment anyway?  Every 5 years cruise ships head into ‘dry dock’ for routine… Read More »

Costa Rica (part 3) Hyatt Andaz Papagayo

I can’t believe how 10 days flew by!  We chose Hyatt’s Andaz Papagayo resort in Peninsula Papagayo overlooking the bay for our final night.  Of the 3 resorts we visited, this was by far the most upscale, trendy, and architecturally brilliant.  After visiting the mountainside jungle at Arenal Paraiso, then lounging for days on the… Read More »

10 Days in Costa Rica (part 2) Dreams Las Mareas

After a few days in the rain forest at Arenal Volcano, we were ready for some sunshine and Pacific blue.  We were heading to Las Mareas, to check out the brand new Dreams Las Mareas All Inclusive resort.  Whether you are traveling from the Arenal Volcano, or directly from the airport in Liberia (Dreams has… Read More »

10 Days in Costa Rica (part 1) Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica is a tropical country in Latin America with gorgeous coasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides.  Dense with rain forests, it is also home to hundreds of volcanoes, five of them active.  Its a peaceful and democratic nation, and no Visa is required for U.S. Citizens at this time.  “While it may… Read More »

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