“My Annual Blood Test = Angst.” Or, “Just Another Reason to Hate Obamacare.”

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
This blood test save me $900 on health insurance. But also let's my employer know how healthy or unhealthy I really am. Thanks Obamacare for your mandated wellness programs!

(The following may contain terse language, politically incorrect statements and other things that may offend the easily offended (aka Democrats). Opinions expressed are mine and probably don’t represent yours if you work in human resources, the health insurance industry, or think Obamacare is the second coming of Bruce Willis.) Ah, fall! The time of year […]

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Sea Watch on the Ocean, Fort Lauderdale

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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There’s nothing like a drive along A1A on a warm evening. Put the top down on the convertible and enjoy the ride! One of our favorite things to do is take that drive from Delray down to Ft. Lauderdale and back. Each time we do, we pass a restaurant that we finally decided to make […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Great Stirrup Cay Gets a Major Overhaul

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Pulling into Great Stirrup Cay on the tender boar

If you’re cruising on Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Sky August 25 through October 20, 2016 and were hoping to stop at the line’s private island in the Bahamas, you’re out of luck. Great Stirrup Cay is set to go under the knife for some much needed rehab work which will have the ship calling on […]

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“I Lived A Great Life.” Or, “Remembering My Father.”

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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I’ve written many things over the years, but perhaps the hardest piece I had to write was my own father’s obituary. Dad passed away on Friday after a remarkable run of 91 years. I was fortunate enough to see him just a few weeks before he died. What was supposed to be a fun weekend […]

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Steakhouses at Sea: Chops Grille on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Grilled Black Pepper Bacon from Chops Steakhouse on Quantum of the Seas

It’s time to take a look at another “Steakhouse at Sea,” this time we cruise into Chops Grille which is featured on just about every Royal Caribbean cruise ship with a few exceptions. Like most steakhouses on land, Chops Grille is a dark wood, white tablecloth restaurant that features prime beef, seafood, and chicken. Because […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Divina Bahamas Cruise, Day 3 – July 4, 2016

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
MSC Divina anchored off Great Stirrup Cay

The third and final day of this quick Bahamas cruise on the MSC Divina just happened to be Independence Day. We arrived at our second port of call, Nassau in the Bahamas shortly after 8am. Once again, our arrival was signaled by strong vibrations and plenty of rattling in our stateroom. Yesterday I mentioned that […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Divina Bahamas Cruise, Day 2 – July 3, 2016

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
MSC Divina anchored off Great Stirrup Cay

Day number two on the MSC Divina and we’re docked in Port Canaveral, Florida… home to… well, not much, except the Kennedy Space Center. We were contemplating renting a car and going to Disney World for a few hours, but thought it would be more of a hassle than anything, so we stayed on board. […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Divina Bahamas Cruise, Day 1 – July 2, 2016

Posted on July 5, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
MSC Divina anchored off Great Stirrup Cay

What better way to spend Independence Day than on a cruise ship, right? Never mind the thousands of people lining up to watch fireworks at the local beach or park, my mind was made up that I was going to avoid all that and spend it at sea. With the holiday falling on a Monday […]

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Royal Caribbean Orders a 5th Oasis-Class Cruise Ship

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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Royal Caribbean is expanding its fleet of Oasis-class ships on the heels of the launch of the latest – and world’s largest cruise ship – Harmony of the Seas. Launched earlier this month, Harmony joins sisters Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas in a unique class of vessel that holds upwards of […]

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Carnival Splendor – A Journey of Food

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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A cruise is a great way to spend a vacation relaxing, exploring new destinations, soaking up some sun and enjoying the serenity an ocean cruise offers.  But there is also one other key ingredient to cruising… the food! It’s no secret that eating is a large part of the cruise vacation experience.  With most ships […]

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