Our upcoming month-long trip has posed some new challenges to our carefree approach to travel. Half of our time will be on a cruise ship and half will be spent vagabonding. We are heading to new parts of the world - unknown fashion, unknown weather so I have been focused more on on suitcases and weather reports (http://www.weather.com/ is a favorite new site) than I normally would of late.
|HAL's Westerdam will take us to these places|
Our two carry-on sized roller bags are filled with clothes ranging from Joel's suit and a basic black dress for me which should carry us through cruise-ship 'formal' nights to our more usual travel wardrobe of shorts and sandals. Warm weather, wet weather - got it covered.
We are on countdown to departure: the part where packing is being done, travel documents being gathered, (checked and re-checked), yard care being arranged, home security is in place, and last minute projects being completed. My least favorite part of travel are the days immediately before departure.
Joel continues to research possible destinations and routing's for our last two weeks (it was great calling the bank's fraud division to register our plastic and trying to tell them where we would be traveling when we don't know yet).
|Greek fishing boat|
And so the adventure begins. . .