Giving just the right gift, no matter the special occasion can sometimes be a challenge. When I shop for someone, I think about two things: 1. What do they need or want that they wouldn't purchase for themselves? Or, 2. What gift would I love to receive? No matter what your shopping strategy is, if you are shopping for a cruising traveler, I can recommend some thoughtful gifts that your cruiser will love!
There are two types of travelers in my house. One traveler starts to pack a few weeks before the trip, making sure that we have all of the must-haves to make our trip comfortable. The other traveler is famous for packing the night before we leave for a trip and has become a legend because he once traveled without packing shirts. (True story!) Which traveler are you?
After 24-months away from cruising, I was really excited to get back to our favorite vacation but as I got out my suitcase, I realized that I was a little rusty on the packing and planning portion of a cruise. I had to take a beat to remember some of the tricks that my husband and I have learned over the course of our 18 cruises. If you are new to cruising or are considering your return to cruising, I hope these 8 tips can refresh your memory or help you to plan your trip.
After 17 cruises over the course of 14 years, our 18th cruise brought an unexpected, first-time discovery.
Whether to return to cruising is a personal decision and for those of you who love to cruise but may have some concerns like we did, these are 10 pandemic changes that we encountered on our ship that might help you as you consider returning to cruising.
"We dream in colors borrowed from the sea." -Unknown