I’ve long believed travel to be one of the best instructors in life lessons. Whether positive or negative, different locations can leave a lasting impression and teach you something you might not have previously known, either about the destination or yourself. Here, in order of when I first visited them, are a few things I learned from the first ten countries I’ve traveled to.
Given that I’ve only been on one true cruise, I fall easily into ‘amateur hour’ in terms of cruising tips. Even so, I picked up a few tips I feel will be helpful to get a first-time cruiser off on the right foot. If you have dreams of exploring a floating city while traversing the ocean to distant destinations, you’re in the right place!
Since I don’t travel full-time, I figured that instead of doing a monthly recap, I would recap each of my trips following the full posts. These recaps will contain highs, lows, logistics, funny anecdotes, pictures, etc. that I likely didn’t include in the full posts.
Without further ado, my Caribbean cruise on Carnival!
Our first full day at sea, one in which we spent exactly zero time on land, began very lazily. We slept in, ordered room service for breakfast, put on our fancy hats we bought in Key West, and then decided to chill out near the pool. Word of advice for anyone hoping to sit pool-side: go early.
This was hands down one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, partly because I checked off so many bucket list items, but also because it was so much fun from start to finish! Last November, I went on a Caribbean cruise with my dad, his girlfriend Judy, and Brit, and then spent two days at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure with Leah, immersing ourselves in the phenomenal Wizarding World of Harry Potter sections of the parks. Here’s how it all went down!