The 2011 "Rudy Cruise" is almost here and time to start making plans as to what sights to see, what excursions to take and what can I afford. I know one thing for sure since we are going to Nassau Bahamas and that close to Paradise Island I am for sure going the the awesome Atlantis Resort. Have you seen this place? It is huge and offers just about everything for any budget. If you've got a "bucket list" the Atlantis is close to the top.

I will admit this, broadcasting will not make you rich by any means, but this job does come with perks and getting in to hang where the super-rich and famous (like the Jonas Brothers) live and play is a huge plus. Besides I'll be on an island called "Paradise."

In Key West Florida there are a ton of things to do like:

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens

Curry Mansion Inn and Museum

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Harry S. Truman Little White House

Key West Heritage House

Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum

Mel Fisher Treasure Museum

Pat Croce’s Pirate Soul Museum

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Old Town Trolley Tours Of Key West

Barefoot Billy’s Jet Ski Tour

Dolphin Safari Charters

Fury Water Adventures Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Subtropic Dive Center Scuba Diving to the U.S.S. Vandenberg

Sunny Days Catamarans Snorkel With The Dolphin Trip

Key West Aquarium

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens

Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory


Freeport Grand Bahamas is home to the most successful scuba diver in the world. Fred Riger has logged more than 20,000 dives in 25 years and still counting. Freeport is great place to swim with the stingrays or dolphins. Snorkeling is very popular because of it's living reefs. The Bahamas islands are home to the third largest reef in the world.

In the next few weeks I'll blog on "some of the best things are free". Sights and things to do in our own Lone Star States tropical jewel, Galveston Island. From Moody Gardens to the Bahamas.

One final thought, Moody Gardens is thee best vacation destination in the world in my opinion. Here's why I believe that Moody Gardens is all that and then some. Moody Gardens is a totally nonprofit resort. Now I know that sounds weird but it's true, nonprofit because it's founder started it to help children recover from serious head injuries (including his own son) and Moody Gardens is completely handicap accessible.

So start packing your bags, bring a camera, turn off the cell phone and make up your mind as to what you want to do for the next seven days and seven nights. Bon Voyage y'all!