Cruising The Epic: Pre-Trip

I am headed to Miami with my junior traveler in tow to take a spin on Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new ship, the Epic. It is a ship of massive proportions with a rock wall, water slide, “ice” rink, two bowling alleys, a variety of restaurants and theaters, as well as cabins ranging from hip studios to private villas. I’m excited to check it out for myself. Although, I admit, I’m nervous to be with so many people and am curious to see how the ship handles the crowd of people it was designed to hold.

Tomorrow night, we will fly to Miami to spend the night at the Epic Hotel, a Kimpton property (no relation, just a cool coincidence). I’ve flown in the day of a cruise before and it can be downright nerve wracking. So I’m looking forward to seeing if this plan removes some of the stress from the equation. Plus, I cannot wait to check out the Epic hotel, which I hear is waterfront, Miami chic at it’s best.

I hope you’ll follow me on the this week long trip as I report daily with photos from our Eastern Caribbean adventure to St. Martin, St. Thomas, and the Bahamas.

Jenny-Block-Publicity-Shot-250Jenny Block is the author of “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called “Sex Talk with Jenny Block” (quickdfw.com). Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.

Author: Jenny Block

Jenny Block is the author of the 2008 Lambda Literary Award winning book, “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009). She writes a weekly sex column for FoxNews.com, as well as features for a variety of local and national publications. Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com. Her essay “And Then We Were Poly” is included in Rebecca Walker’s book, One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry,Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love (Riverhead Hardcover, February 2009), which received a starred review from Kirkus. Jenny’s essay “On Being Barbie” is included in book “It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters” (Seal Press, March 2006) edited by Andrea Buchanan (The Daring Book for Girls). Jenny has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs, including The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning Texas, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, foxnews.com (online video), Playboy Radio, The Alan Colmes Show, The Young Turks, and BBC Radio. “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” was written up and/or reviewed both nationally and internationally in and on a variety of publications and sites, including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Glamour, Marie Claire, Curve, Observer UK, Maxi (Germany), Psychologies (UK), Playgirl, NPR’s Morning Edition, The New York Times, feministing.com, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Daily News, 2: The Magazine for Couples (Canada), wow-womenonwriting.com, and the Baltimore City Paper.

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  1. I am a single retiree. CanI go solo without paying for two in a room? Thanks.

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