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Arkansas Visit: 2011-8
2011-10-18 - I have been to Arkansas three times, always to visit Eureka Springs. Once for my husbands birthday in May 2011, with my family in August 2011 and with a couple of friends in October 2012.

Everytime we have rented cabins from Can-u-canoe (www.canucanoe.com)We have rented the biggest cabin the Hillcrest Lodge which is 2 stories and can sleep up to 10 and has a game room. The last time we went we rented the Eagles Roost, which is also 2 stories and has 4 bedrooms, both had hot tubs and wrap around balcony\'s with amazing views of the White River.

Whilst in Eureka Springs we took the short car ride from our cabin to the main downtown area. I love this area they have unique shops and lots of art galleries with interesting pieces. I really like the atmosphere here.

Whilst here we have eaten at a number of different places, we had lunch one day at the New Delhi Indian Buffet, it is a small cramp place but the food and service was very good.

We also went to the Rowdy Beaver for lunch one day, it was pretty empty and not much going on and the food was okay, bu we kind of expected more from this restaurant.

We did lots of sightseeing while we were here too, we went to see the Blue Spring. We were the only people there so it was very nice to have the whole place to ourselves, it was very relaxing.

We also went to see Pivot Rock, which was kind of disappointing as you had to trek a little way through the woods to see it but we actaully walked past the rock first because we didn\'t know that was it, there was no sign up or anything about the rock!

My husband and I in the evenings went out to some of the bars, as it was a Sunday night there wasn\'t too many people around, but we did like the Squid and whale Pub, Rick\'s Firehouse Pub.

As Eureka Springs is only a 3 hour trip from where we leave, I\'m sure we will be back in the future, its a really nice place to go for a weekend trip.

Belize Visit: 2011-4
2011-10-16 - I visited Belize while on the Carnival Glory, we visited Belize City, we had a private deep sea fishing trip booked and we took a water taxi to San Pedro. The taxi was about 45 mins long on the way there but about 2 hours on the way back, we almost missed getting back on the cruise ship!

I didn't think much of Belize City the short amount of time we were there, but I loved San Pedro and want to go back and stay longer there.

The fishing trip wasn't that great, the sea was very rough and we had two people sick the whole time, we caught two barracudas but were expecting a lot more for what we paid.

Cayman Islands Visit: 2011-4
2011-10-16 - I have been to the Grand Cayman twice both times they were stops on a cruise. I went in February 2009 where my husband proposed to me and then we went recently in April 2011 with our then 14 month old daughter.

I love the beaches in the Cayman island the water is so pretty and clear. Both times I have been we have mostly stayed on a beach all day.

Grand Cayman does have a nice shopping area, lots of souvenir shops and of course lots of jewelery shops!

I hope that in the future we can visit for longer than a day!

Dominica Visit: -

Florida Visit: 2011-4
2011-10-16 - I have been to many places is Florida, my husband is originally from Pensacola so we visit there most often but I have also been to Panama City Beach, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Key West, Destin and Marathon.

My favorite place to go is Pensacola and Key West. We recently went to Key West in April 2011 after we went on a cruise, we loved walking around on Duval St and loved to watch the sunset at night. It always seemed like there was something going on and something to see.

Our hotel was very close to Duval St so we were able to walk everywhere, we didn't drive a single time we were down there.

The only problems we ran into was that it wasn't a planned trip and we hadn't booked a hotel and with the small narrow streets and small bed and breakfast type places we found it difficult to find a hotel that could sleep more than 2 people to a room and we were traveling with or 14 month old.

We ended up staying at the Silver Palms in and loved it, everything was extremely clean and the rooms were spacious and modern and it was in a great location, this is where we will be staying when we visit next time!

Haiti Visit: -

Islas de la Bahia Visit: 2011-4
2011-10-16 - I visited Isla Roatan in April 2011, it was a stop on a cruise ship.

The port was Mahogany Bay, this stop was kind of disappointing as it wasn't the real Honduras. The whole are appeared to have been built specifically for cruise ships, it was like an adventure playground.

We walked around the area and then we went outside the gates and got a taxi to a nearby to restaurant for lunch to try and get a real experience of Honduras.

The taxi driver was very informative and took us to a local beach that only locals went to, we were the only people there. It was very pretty.

We were disappointed with where we stopped to eat, it was a buffet of local dishes, but because earlier in the day they had lost power, there was no A/C of lights and they couldn't make any more food, so we got all that they had left, wish was mainly just rice and oxtail.

This would be an island that I would probably not care want to visit again.

Jamaica Visit: -

Oklahoma Visit: -

Quintana Roo Visit: 2011-4
2011-10-16 - I have been to Cozumel twice once in February 2009 and in April 2011 both were stops on cruise ship.

Both times we have stayed in a resort on a beach. The beaches were beautiful and the water crystal clear. In 2009 my husband and I did some snorkeling which was very good we saw lots of different kinds of fish. The locals here are also very friendly and helpful.

St. Kitts Visit: 2011-8
2011-10-18 - St Kitts was a port of call on the Carnival Valor.

Once on the island we took a taxi to a nearby beach, I loved the views and the windy roads, the views were excellent.

The beach was nice and it was great to lay out on the beach and see Nevis in the distance.

I wish we could have spent longer here, we really had a good time, but we just had a beach day as we were worn out!

U.S. Virgin Islands Visit: 2011-9
2011-10-18 - St Thomas was a port of call on the Carnival Valor.

We arrived in St Thomas but took a taxi to the ferry and then took a ferry over to St John. The ferry wasn't very long and it had I think 4 or 5 trips a day from St Thomas to St John.

When we arrived in St John we took another taxi and went to Trunk Bay.

Trunk Bay is the most beautiful beach i have ever been to, it was breathtaking! We caught a glimpse of the beach when we were driving down to it, it is like a cove, it is a little beach with trees all behind you, so it seems very private.

We had a great day here and would definitely like to go back for a week at least to see the rest of the Island.

It was well worth all the taxi's and the ferry from St Thomas to get there! But it was pretty costly with all the travel and then you had to pay to get on the beach, which was the only downside of the day.
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