Archive for November, 2014

Our upcoming pre cruise stay at the Hilton Garden Inn

November 17, 2014

Marty and I will be driving from Jacksonville to Ft Lauderdale within the next couple of days.

As always, we will be spending the night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dania Beach, Fl. before we board the MS Westerdam on 11/22.

The short 15 minute drive from the Hilton Garden Inn in the hotel provided shuttle to the cruise port is a breeze.

We love the HGI for many reasons including the friendly staff, the immaculate rooms and the incredible FULL breakfast!

Remember to pack an overnight bag so you don’t have to dig out your stuff from your suitcases.

Here’ a quick list for your consideration:



Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, underwear, socks, overnight clothing, medication.




Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, underwear, overnight clothing, medication and most importantly MAKEUP!

I hope this list is helpful.

Scott Lara

@scottlara1961 on Twitter


Scott and Marty talking about sailing on Holland America Line.

November 2, 2014

Marty with our friend Glynda!


Marty loves the free classes at the Digital Workshop powered by Windows!

As you may know, my wife Marty and I enjoy sailing on Holland America Line so much, that we have over 100 days onboard!

We are excited about our Nov 22nd (7 day) Eastern Caribbean Thanksgiving cruise.

Click on the link below and check out my latest podcast with Marty as my guest.

Marty talks about her favorite 3 things about Holland America and we share some tips!

If you would like to experience Holland America Line for yourself, shoot me an email at

I would be honored to book your cruise!