Cruising in the Caribbean Part 1 – Miami & The Bahamas!

I need to do a better job at keeping up with this!

Alongside upgrading my domestic skills in the kitchen, I also knocked off a few new countries off the bucketlist.

Instagram photo by jann_bam - #Island style #locomoco up top with white rice, burger patty, homemade gravy, and a fried egg. "#Healthy" alternative on the bottom with cauliflower fried "rice". I plated these very appropriately. #foodporn #foodstagram #instafood #brunch #saturdayswiththesamsons #imisshawaii

Island style loco moco – one with traditional white rice and one with cauliflower fried rice (my new favorite recipe!)

Instagram photo by jann_bam - Got bananas, quick oats, peanut butter, and chocolate chips? Then you can have #cookies for #breakfast! #homemade #cheapcleaneats #sundayswiththesamsons

Banana, chocolate chip, & oatmeal cookies

At the end of September, a few of my girlfriends and I went on a cruise in the Caribbean. We stayed at the cutest hotel in Miami (The Redbury) and had a very typical Miami time – beach, delicious Cuban food, and interesting night life.

Instagram photo by jann_bam - That time @junifullon and I ate #shakeshack at the airport. . .at 930 in the morning. #nyc #foodporn #eeeeeats #rocktheboatvacay

Shake Shack burgers for breakfast at JFK

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South Beach, Miami

Instagram photo by jann_bam - If you like pina coladas. . .and eating outside. . .and Cuban food. 🍹🍍🍗 #foodporn #eeeeeats #Miami #rocktheboatvacay

Eating dinner outside at Havana 1957.

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Coffee and huevos rancheros for brunch at Orange Blossom.

After a good cup of coffee and reliving our night out, my friends and I finally headed over to the Miami port to board the ship.

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The view of Miami from our ship.

As a francophile nerd, I was really into the little hints of France the Carnival Conquest provided.

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2014-09-29 00.27.10Dinner in the Renoir restaurant

Our first stop was in the Bahamas, where my friends and I booked a kayaking excursion (my first time). The tour guide was really great and took us all around the island and we were able to check out some of the “sea creatures” that live and filter out the water.


Instagram photo by jann_bam - The #Bahamas . . .before we made it #ratchet. #bucketlist #wanderlust #rocktheboatvacay #awayfromthebaecay


Instagram photo by jann_bam - This time last week. . . 🌟#Bahamas #bucketlist #wanderlust #latergram #tbt

Instagram photo by jann_bam - Ka-yaking my brains out that night. #Bahamas #bucketlist #rocktheboatvacay #awayfromthebaecay #nomoretequila




Half Moon Cay was beautiful: soft sand, painless kayaking experience, and drink pina coladas on the beach? Can’t go wrong.

Stay tuned for part 2 – The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico!


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