This week I said a tearful goodbye to one of my dearest childhood friends who was tragically killed in a car accident. It has been an urgent reminder that life is short and we should live each day to the fullest.
My advice to you this week is simple in the words of Dalia Lama:
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before”.
This world has so much to offer us and we need to take time to explore new places. This could be a grand adventure to a continent, country, city; or simply a visit to the city zoo, museum or theatre. Take the opportunity to experience new places especially those in your own backyard. The world is waiting for you…get out there!
Let’t take this opportunity to talk about the unique travel option of cruising. There are an endless amount of options available for cruise trips. I have taken several cruises in my day and I have never been disappointed. For several years on my annual flip flop trip I took cruises that left from Florida. I celebrated a special birthday with several close friends on the Queen Mary 2 which was absolutely divine!
Here are some major advantages to taking a cruise:
You are staying in a “floating hotel” and you unpack your suitcase once yet you get to experience new destinations on a daily basis
All of your meals are included with several different dining options on the ship
You can truly escape technology as you go “off the grid” with no wifi or mobile phone coverage
While you are onboard you do not have to carry any cash or credit cards as everything is charged to your cabin number
Nightly live entertainment including music, theatre, lectures which are all complimentary
Live art auctions where you can pick up some excellent artwork at discounted prices
Spa services & gym are typically available
Take a stroll on the boardwalk
Enjoy the lounge chairs and watch the world go by
Some things to take into consideration before you book:
There are usually additional fees added onto the basic cruise price including: port fees, beverages, tips,
Take notice of the room size, layout, configuration as the rooms can be quite small
For anyone concerned about getting sea sick; investigate the size of the ship, if the ship utilizes stabilizers, typical weather for time of year will all play into the smoothness of sea
Cruising can provide high end amenities at a low cost travel option if you find the right deal!