Cruising is by far my favorite mode of transportation. I love to port hop! The idea of waking up each morning in a different port, or even country, is amazing to me. I can explore the world so much faster this way, than going to a certain place for a week or so on a vacation. If I went for a week and didn’t like the place or if it was small, what would I do for the other 6 days of that week? I figure after I have explored the world, then I know where I would like to go back and spend more time.
Yes, you don’t get as much time at each place when you’re cruising. But, if you do some research before you go, you know where to start and what you want to see first before you even get there. And, the rest just comes as you go. I always want to try the native food and see the native sights.
Yes, the touristy stuff is fun, but you learn so much more about the culture and people when you go to their native home and surroundings. When I’m on a tour, you can bet that I’m stopping and looking at the flowers, the landscape, the way people are living and acting – the whole topography and culture around the area. People are so interesting. The way they live, act toward one another and even their own families. And, of course, I’ll be looking at the sites – statues, paintings, and other things to do.
However, when I’m on the ship cruising, there is no loss for things to do or eat. I feel like they expect you to eat every few hours on the ship. That’s why an average person will gain 10 pounds per 7-day cruise. Of course, I try to stay busy with other activities instead. There are shows at the theater, a casino, shops, pools, bars, library, daily coordinated events, multiple restaurants, arcade, and of course, the spa. Some ships even have an ice-skating rink and amusement park areas. It’s like being on a floating city. But my favorite again, is exploring the ship – imagine that!
Let me give you a little insight on my version of exploring. When I explore, I like to utilize my four (4) phase technique: Explore, Discover, Learn & Inspire. I explore the new location. I open my eyes, look, and discover something new. I try to learn something from what I have discovered. And, then, I try to inspire others from what I have learned by discovered something new from my exploration.
So, come journey with me as we explore the world thru Explore, Discover, Learn & Inspire. And, remember, I need your input to know if I have accomplished the 4th one!
See you again soon!