Virgin Voyages – Not Your Average Cruise Experience!

Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages cruise line is definitely NOT your average ocean cruise. When Sir Richard set out to reinvent the cruise experience, many things were on the table – food, beverages, cabins, entertainment; virtually every aspect of cruising was reviewed and refined. Even the way things are referred to is unique – the trip […]

Carnival Sunrise Sails Again

On a beautiful Saturday in August, we arrived at the Port of Miami to board the Carnival Sunrise for her return to service sailing. We had already checked in online, uploaded our passports, Covid vaccination records (completed at least 2 weeks prior), Covid tests (done within 3 days of sailing) and filled out the required […]

Visiting Orlando: Life Outside the Parks

One of the perks of living in South Florida is that we are close to so many travel destinations. Being just a few hours away fro Orlando makes it an easy and logical place to visit often. But is there more to Orlando that amusement parks? The answer is a resounding Yes! There are things […]

Cruising is Back in the U.S.!

On Saturday, June 26, Captain Kate McCue, the first female cruise ship captain in the US, gave the order to cast off the lines and the Celebrity Edge became the first revenue cruise in the United State in over 15 months. Three of us packed a small picnic and some wine to toast her (of […]

Travel is Back – And it Could Be Safer Than Ever!

Hello, Living in Oakland Park readers! My name is Polly Hemstock and I am a travel agent, living and working here in Oakland Park. I will be writing a regular column on Travel for Living in Oakland Park. Are you as ready as I am to get back to travel now that things are opening […]

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