MrsMJonTravel and I will be departing on Friday, November 6th, for an exciting 7-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas.  We fly out on Friday, and set sail Sunday.  We’re planning to do a little touring around and visiting with friends before we sail.  I spent some United miles and got us first class seats to LAX with a connection in Chicago each way.  We’re leaving from Reagan National (DCA) which is just minutes from our home.  Being so close to DCA makes the connection almost worthwhile as opposed to trekking the 26 miles out to Dulles for United’s nonstop flights, though I’m not sure I’d chance Chicago in the middle of winter.  We’ll be spending 2 nights at the Renaissance Long Beach before sailing on Sunday.

While I’m away, there’ll be some exciting guest posts as well as some “Best of MJ on Travel” content for good measure.  I’ll share more details on the vacation content later this week including an introduction of our special guest posters.