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If there is one thing that keeps you from going on the cruise of your dreams all you need to do is look in the mirror to find the answer. Granted, time and money are hurdles for everyone, but the reality is more times than not, the single thing keeping most people planted where they stand and not exploring the world is themselves.
Starting today, you need to get out of your own way. It’s a brand new year and if you are tired of talking about going on a vacation, it’s time to start planning for the trip you’ve been talking about for… like I don’t know, a really long time. It’s getting old. We’d much rather hear the stories you bring back.
Have you ever thought about going on a river cruise? I don’t blame you if you haven’t. When people think about going on a cruise what usually comes to mind is a cruise to Hawaii or Mexico, maybe even the Caribbean. Those just seem to be the popular cruise destinations and the ones that people think about first. I have to admit when I first heard the term “river cruise” it definitely didn’t sound too exciting.
But oh, how I was wrong!
Fancy trotting the globe and exploring the city streets of faraway destinations? Ever thought of venturing to another country, or traipsing through a place you’ve never been?
Well, you better bring some backup.
Here it is with 2014 around the corner. I hear it already… you know, the resolutions everyone starts making around this time of year, a lot of the usual: lose weight, make more money, go places… yadda yadda yadda.
I don’t mean to sound like an inconsiderate prick, but I’ve heard it all before. I think we all know that one person who always talks about the places they want to go, the things they want to see, and the trips they want to take. They never quite get there, though. It’s not that they are incapable. Oh no, it is quite the opposite.
The idea of a perfect honeymoon has changed in these modern times. Just a few short decades ago, a luxury suite and hot tub with rose petals were the most sought after ideas for a romantic honeymoon. Things were simple, but at the same time, travel wasn’t as easy as it is today (even with the TSA stops). Nowadays, honeymoon packages offer suites with amenities such as private pools, sunken Jacuzzis, outdoor showers, and terraces that are wildly luxurious.
If you are planning an indulgent and hassle-free vacation option for your honeymoon, a cruise is a great idea. A honeymoon cruise lets you enjoy the serenity of the water, gentle whispers of the wind and above all, it provides a relaxing atmosphere. Honeymoon cruises offer a great concoction of entertainment, food, romance and royalty.
Planning your first cruise can be a bit daunting, maybe even intimidating. Where to go? Can we afford it? Those are just a few of the questions you’ll be asking yourself. Another thing to consider is: how easy will it be to get there? If you will be traveling out of the United States you’ll need a passport, which means a bit more extra planning on your part.
Being a tourist gets a bad rap. People see the cameras, the flip flops, large groups, the oohing and aahing, and the word tourists rolls off their lips like somehow they have never been anywhere new, like they’ve never been the new kid.
Give me a break.
There is nothing better than shuffling through a new city or destination doing what the tourists do. It’s relaxing. It’s exciting. It’s fun.
Yes, I love visiting tourist attractions. I love being one of the people in the crowd pointing at every new thing I see, like I’m five years old. Maybe it’s the sadist in me, but I love coming home and talking about all the fun things I did on my trip — to the people that didn’t go. That may make me a jerk, but you know what? I’ll gladly play the role of tourist as I scratch another destination off my bucket list.
Holiday travel can be a very stressful time. Let’s face it, there is not much fun in rushing to pack, lugging the kids through the airport and sitting on a restless flight for a few hours, just to end up at your parents’ house listening to your Dad go on about “in my day…”
Okay, maybe I’m over exaggerating. Things aren’t really that bad and I am sure I’ll be singing a different tune when I’m in my sweat pants with a turkey leg in hand. It’s just that the holidays tend to bring a bit of nervous anticipation, and with so much to do — and family to visit — things can get a bit hectic.