Cruising is a great value for your dollar as far as vacations go. However, if you've never been cruising before (or even if you have) you need to be aware of these 10 hidden costs of a Carnival cruise vacation. Find out what they are in the linked post on MoneyManifesto.com. They can be well worth the cost, but you need to know about them to budget for them in advance.
Ninja Packing Tips: Pack for two weeks in a 30L backpack. This specific trip was to Europe in the fall, which means cold weather clothing. Find out how to minimize your packing, select just the right combination of clothes without bringing items you don't need, and of course, how to choose the perfect shoes to take with you. It's all there, for aspiring light packers who want to see what it really looks like to pack light. You can do it! This will help ;)
The Top 5 Cruise Lines and Destinations for Families on SixSistersStuff.com | With three of the six of us having kids, we wanted to be sure to find a ship and cruise destination that was family friendly. Here are our top 5 picks for an amazing family vacation!