You’ve probably sought the same kind of get-away at one time or another.
The kind of vacation that requires little planning.
A kick-back, “I don’t care about anything” kind of trip.
|Beach - Lanai, Hawaii|
So back in the Pacific Northwest, The Scout and I decided to wrap up the summer’s chores, put Greece on the backburner for a bit and head out in the early fall on an R and R vacation. . .
|Celebrity Solstice - South Pacific 2013|
He found a cruise which sailed from Seattle. The plus: no flight and 30 minutes to the ship. And there is certainly a no more carefree way to travel than walking aboard, unpacking, being entertained, fed regularly and traveling to some exotic ports of call. The minus: a lengthy flight back . . .a maybe a bit too much travel?
|Istanbul Scenes - 2010|
|Scenes from Central Washington State|
. . . a place that in terms of flight time from Seattle is less than six hours. . .
. . .where sitting on a beach requires little effort. . .
. . .sipping Mai Tai’s at sunset requires even less effort. . .
. . .and packing a few tee-shirts and shorts – a snap. . .
. . .eating poke and plate lunches a bit of fresh fruit ~ heavenly. . .
The Scout found us a steal of a deal on accommodations. We are using an Alaska Airlines companion fare ($99 ticket anywhere Alaska flies, issued once a year to Alaska Airline credit card holders) which bring the airfare to a ‘reasonable’ one.
|Lana'i Island and island scenes|
What’s even better is that we are returning to a place that we’ve not been to for 25 years. A trip down memory lane is on the itinerary. Where are we headed? Well, stay tuned. . .I’ll let you know when we get there! And I’ve still have plenty of Greek places to tell you about in coming weeks as well.
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