Where did you travel this year? What was your favorite part? If you didn’t get to travel, where do you want to go next year?
We took a much-needed vacation just a few weeks ago to celebrate our honeymoon: a 7-night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. It was well worth the wait: We cruised to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. We loved the cruise enough to start planning a second one in January of 2013.
My favorite parts, in no particular order:
Waking up to the view of the Atlantic Ocean stretched out in all directions, or approaching islands we’ve never been to before.
Laughing with my new husband about stuff that only we would understand.
Giving nicknames and backstories to some of the fellow cruisers we saw more frequently on the cruise.
Visiting a 28,000-acre tropical rainforest.
Not having to really be anywhere at any particular time (sure, we’d paid for shore excursions, but nobody was going to fire us or fine us if we didn’t show up).
Falling asleep at the pool.
Getting to eat as much as I wanted every single night (oops).
Snorkeling in 45-foot water that dropped off to 7,000 feet.
The animals our room steward made out of towels each night.
The all-you-can-eat 24/7 soft serve ice cream.
Getting to show my spanking new passport around like I’m some kinda jet setter.
Coming home to a great life.
In 2012, I hope to take a little trip to visit some blogging friends, and perhaps a little jaunt in the summertime to another town within our state. For the most part, we’ll be lying low as we attempt to build a house-buying fund — and save for the next cruise!
What traveling have you gotten up to lately?
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