Tag Archives: Snorkeling

Cruising the Caribbean

Competition at the pool

Competition at the pool

Cruising is a fun way to enjoy a vacation and still get to stop off at different ports to explore, and you only have to unpack once! My friend and I took a five night Carnival Cruise from New Orleans with three stops and we picked our shore excursions of Xel-Há, Tulum and a snorkeling catamaran cruise in Cozumel. Continue reading

Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras

Anthony's Key Resort, Roatan, Honduras

Anthony’s Key Resort

I had drooled over their ads in my travel magazines for years, and I was finally going to Anthony’s Key Resort (AKR). The pictures of the resort looked amazing and I was going to have the opportunity to interact with dolphins. I went on this trip with my sister and her husband Continue reading

Snorkeling with the manatees

me with a mom and calf manatee - Crystal River, FL - The Travel Wench

Me with a mom and calf manatee

I can cross another one off of my bucket list! I’ve wanted to snorkel with the manatees for a long time now and I finally did it. My husband and I were staying in the Clearwater, Florida area for the week, so we drove up to Crystal River for the day. We made our reservations with Crystal Lodge Dive Center. They were the first in the area to offer manatee snorkeling tours. They are located behind the Best Western Motel in Crystal River. They are right on the river, so once you get your gear, you just walk to the boat and you are ready to go. Continue reading