It’s no secret that I want to travel the world, but my dream vacation may surprise a few. When you think of the whole world and all the places available to see, you would think of exotic areas, or even large attractions such as the Eiffel Tower. Of course I want to see that! But the trip that comes to my mind most frequently is….
I have never actually been to a warm southern country before, where as most of my friends and family have.
Believe it or not, the idea of a cruise never used to appeal to me. It was brought up to me last year out of the blue, and I began to look it up and see what cruises had to offer, and have been fantasizing ever since. I actually became obsessed.
I began to plan a trip last year but unfortunately, the circumstances weren’t right for the trip to happen and I was utterly crushed. I had a jar from the dollar store which I covered in photos from cruises and had been saving all of my money for the chance to go.
It may be a good thing though. I had always known that I wanted to write about travel, but never kept up with it. Now that I can see this is something I love, and I have been active with it, I feel it is a good step in the right direction. Also, knowing so much more about photography will bring the opportunity of many amazing photos. Just thinking about the prospect of it gets me excited.
I have spent a better part of many days creeping the hashtag #royalcarribbean on Instagram, which is pretty embarrassing, and have even followed some workers so I could get frequent looks into the cruise ship life. I had even begun thinking about a possible job opportunity being a photographer on board, but I read somewhere you had to make a 6 month commitment, which I just don’t have available in my life right now, since I am in school. I have to admit – I would probably spend every cent I own on cruise ship photos just to have someone taking pictures of me for a change 😉
I have also spent many hours researching different trips and companies to go through and as soon as I saw the Oasis of the Seas, I fell in love. I spent an entire weekend last year reading reviews as well as watching reviews via youtube! From my tireless research, this is the trip I found I want to take:
I love the idea of being able to see 3 big places in under a week!
I can clearly see myself spending the day at the beach, possibly doing a day trip, or just venturing along the nearby shops. Of course taking photos as I catch up on some Vitamin D, then spending the rest of the day on the ship, taking in all it has to offer, and typing up articles of my experience on the cruising days, just enjoying the relaxation of it all.
Yes, THIS is my dream. In fact, I have entered a contest recently after scouring the internet for contests and have chosen to go through this company to the Caribbean destination if chosen. I don’t think the draw is until November though 🙁
But it would be a really neat trip to kick start my travel blog/ photography! So let’s add that as one of my New Years Resolutions, shall we? 🙂
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Have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND!