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A Week in the Caribbean, Part 1 {St. Thomas, St. Martin}

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Two weeks ago, right smack dab in the middle of the harshest cold snap Alabama has seen this year, I was escaping away to tropical weather, sunny skies, and white sandy beaches…  :)

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Last summer I signed up for Click Retreat, a photography and blogging conference that took place on a cruise, The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. I didn’t know much about the conference, but a week in the Caribbean in January sounded like a dream come true! If you are interested in photography and blogging, and ever have the opportunity to go to a Click Retreat conference, it turned out to be one of the best conferences I have ever been to. I love going to blogging conferences and try to go to a few a year. The connections and friendships made there are priceless, and even though I’ve been blogging a long time, I always learn something, and I always come back inspired to try something new and different!

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Below are just a few snapshots from the tropical islands we visited and a few of the crazy adventures we got ourselves into. ;) I’ll be back later with week with more about the cruise ship itself! :)

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

One of the first stops on our island-hopping cruise was St. Thomas.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We sipped delicious (virgin) Banana Daiquiris as we gazed out over the vibrant teal waters.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We saw rainbows…

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

St. Thomas had INCREDIBLE views!!

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Loved gazing out over this bay!

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We walked around the shops in town and found this Belgian Chocolate factory. Of course we had to check it out! The chocolates were incredible, especially the chocolate peanut butter truffle. It melts in your mouth!! Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

That night we made it back on the boat just in time for sunset.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

The next morning we woke up in St. Martin.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We walked on the soft beaches of Orient Bay. 

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We saw this AWESOME jet pack contraption!!

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We went to a nude beach. For real. It was the best part of the trip. NO WE DID NOT GET NUDE! ;)

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We spent the afternoon lounging in a beach chair cocoon in the Caribbean.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

With this as our view.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We walked through the colorful shops on our way back to the beach.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

How fun would it be to have lunch here?

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Loved this cute shop!

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Loved watching the sunset from the sun deck every night.

Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

One of the cool things I learned about during the conference was Chatbooks. They turn your Instagrams into a high-quality photo book.

As a gift to you guys, they are offering Kevin and Amanda readers their first book FREE.

  • Simply download the Chatbooks app on your phone (iPhone & Android)
  • Click Get Started and then Instagram Series.
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Yes, it’s really free! :) Go get yours now! :)

Thanks so much for looking!! Stay tuned for more tropical weather! :)

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