In Florida, especially in the summer, you can almost guarantee it will rain every day. Our hurricane season is from June to November, but rain any time of the year won't faze a Floridian. If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World and the forecast calls for rain, here are some tips for taking on … Continue reading 8 Tips to Conquer Disney in the Rain
On the Allure of the Seas, we sailed through the West Caribbean and stopped at Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico.For Mom, Dad, Ryan, and I, this was our second time on the Allure of the Seas making these stops, so some of the shore excursions we booked we had done before, while others … Continue reading Allure of the Seas: Shore Excursions
We left our hotel early in the morning and stopped on our way back to Warsaw at the largest brick castle in the world in Malbork, Poland. It was ginormous! It was so huge our tour through the castle took a full two hours to complete. The beautiful castle had to be partially rebuilt after WWII. … Continue reading The Last Day
Today we had a free day, which was more than needed for us. Even though it was a free day to relax, our tour guide said the bus would take whomever wished to go, to the Baltic Sea for the afternoon. Our group decided it was worth the trip and less sleep to be able … Continue reading From Sea to Shining Sea
Today we packed up our bags yet again and drove to Gdansk, a very famous Polish city. We stopped at KFC on the way there and Mom and I got corn on the cob, which we’ve been craving for awhile now. As soon as we got to the hotel, we left for a walking tour … Continue reading Yahtzee!
We left in the morning to travel to Torun, Poland. We stopped at the Poznan square for lunch because Uncle Stash had mentioned to our tour guide that that’s where he thought part of his family was from. When we first got to the square, some lady and a camera man came up to me … Continue reading From TV Guest to Gingerbread Master
On our trip, our group of 8: Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Stash, Aunt Lorraine, Uncle Ray, Katie, Mom, and myself, are called the “Ciemniecki Clan.” We also found out that in Polish, Ciemniecki is pronounced Chim-nyet-ski. One of the biggest mysteries to all of the other people on our tour is how we are all related. … Continue reading We Are Family
After getting back on the bus, we went to a small restaurant on the other side of the street from Auschwitz for lunch. I took one look at the menu and knew there was not a single thing I would eat there. Luckily, I had seen a pizza place right next-door. Mom and I headed … Continue reading A Picky Eater in Poland
Back in the main square, mom and I chose an Italian restaurant our tour guide recommended for dinner since we were in the mood for pizza. Apparently, we lucked out on food tonight because the pizza was delicious and didn’t last more than 5 minutes between the two of us! Then, mom saw creme brûlée … Continue reading Running Through the Streets Like Hooligans
This morning, we woke up at our usual time, 6:30, and began a very long, adventurous day. I was so excited to see that nalesniki was part of the continental breakfast this morning! It boded well for the rest of the day, that’s for sure. Then, we all loaded up on the bus to tour more … Continue reading Things Are Getting Salty
All day, Uncle Stash has been studying his Polish and trying it out on all of the locals we meet, like our waiters, store owners, etc. I think he just likes knowing more than the rest of us. Everyone he speaks to in Polish is very impressed and it made our waitress’ day at dinner. I’m … Continue reading It’s All Polish To Me
We drove another two hours to finally get to Krakow, stopping on the way to eat McDonald’s for lunch, which kind of sucked because I really only eat fries and Oreo McFlurries there and they didn’t have Oreo McFlurries. I haven’t eaten meat there in over three years and there’s no way that’s changing just … Continue reading Sto Lat!