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The Bucket List family buys a house in Hawaii

I’ve been following The Bucket List Family for a while on social media. Forbes.com reports, “The Bucket List Family became social media sensations after Garrett Gee, a young Utah husband and dad of two, sold his mobile-scanning app (Scan) to Snapchat for $54 million. Garrett and his wife Jessica set …

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The complete Cruise Guide

If you’re looking for a comprehensive cruise guide, it’s hard to beat this article from cntraveler.com. For years I’ve been telling my family, friends and followers on social media that a cruise is the best choice for a vacation. It doesn’t matter if you are couple, a family, newlyweds or …

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Travel Agent or online site to book your cruise?

Everyone and their brother is looking for the cheapest way to book a cruise. I get it! A very close friend told me, “You don’t always get what you pay for, but don’t expect something that you didn’t pay for.” Here are the facts: Travel agents are paid by the …

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Cruise ship companies are tripping over themselves to win more passengers

CNBC.com has a great article about cruise lines competing for more passengers. From go-kart tracks to onboard mini-breweries, the cruise lines are spending big cash to get you to sail with them. Click on the link below for the story. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/22/royal-caribbean-carnival-norwegian-cruise-ships.html Scott Lara (The Cruise Genius)  

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ScottLara1961 has now become TheCruiseGenius

I’ve worked very hard over the last few years to bring my knowledge (and passion) of cruises to my family, friends and to my social media followers. Several of my good friends have lobbied me to change the name of my blog from ScottLara1961 to something more cruise related. Here’s …

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10 lessons for skeptical first-time cruisers

When I talk to some people about my passion for cruising, I hear lots of reasons why they don’t want to cruise. Check out this great article from CNN that debunks many of these objections! Then email me the dates you want to sail. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/first-time-cruise-lessons/index.html

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