For the past two weeks, we’ve been on a cruise with another couple; a family member. Being away from family and friends for the past 4 months has been tough; I’m used to seeing them on a weekly basis. Therefore, the cruise was something we were both looking forward to.
Growing up with siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins is a blessing that I don’t take for granted. I try to keep in contact with my relatives. No matter if they are near or far, it’s something that I cherish.
Being with my aunt on this cruise has kind of “recharged” me. It was so nice to be able to talk to others and to have mutually shared travel experiences.
The 16 days on the cruise wasn’t even about the places we went (although we visited and saw some amazing sights), it was more (for me) the time spent with others, especially a family member.
Cruising has always been my serenity; I’m the most relaxed on a cruise. It’s like a floating resort where you get a taste of a variety of countries without having to pack your luggage and fly to your next destination.
It’s a place where I don’t need to think about where and what to eat. There’s such a wide array of foods from Chinese, Western, Italian and Indian. I can also go for fine dining or casual buffet style.
For more information on the benefits of cruising rather than flying, check out this post.
This “getaway” has provided me with the “break” that I needed. It was a time that I needed to connect with others, especially with a family member.
I know some may think, what sort of break do I need when I’m travelling the world, right? There are other emotions when you’re away from people you see regularly; people you converse with on a regular basis.
Prior to this cruise, we both realized what we needed. We both recognized that we still had drive in us and wasn’t ready to let it go. We want to achieve more!
Knowing this has made this journey so much more enjoyable. It’s like we are able to breathe again and live life on our own terms.
I am so excited for the next couple of months. We will be visiting countries that I never thought I’d ever visit, even though they were on my travel bucket list. Remember, I dislike flying for extreme hours and therefore, didn’t think I’d make it to these countries.