Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

The Trip Process

We are usually two trips out. By that, I mean that while we are getting close to one trip, we are usually planning the next trip. It just works out that way, and it gives us something to look forward to even when one trip is over . . . there is always the next trip.

While we were still planning our three week trip to the American Southwest and California Coast last March – April, AdventureMan shouted from his office to mine “Why do I keep getting these brochures from Viking Cruises?” I was shaking with laughter. “Because I signed you up!” I replied.

We are getting older. We tire more easily. It’s just the way life goes, and we need to focus on how we can continue doing what we love. We need to explore other strategies, other ways of doing things. So we decided to look at cruises to Istanbul and beyond, and after two hours of looking around, ended up choosing a Smithsonian trip to Spain and Morocco. For us, it is totally normal. We toss ideas back and forth, and all of a sudden, something will click.

AdventureMan was on the phone, booking the sea and land cruise within two hours of the start of the conversation. We knew we wanted a balcony and we also knew that flying business class would help us adjust to the jet lag involved, so we could hit the ground running.

And yes, we already have our next trip booked 🙂

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November 13, 2015 - Posted by | Adventure, ExPat Life, Experiment, Family Issues, Marriage, Quality of Life Issues, Travel | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Your trip planning sounds like fun…I want to get some advice abou travelling alone over 70. mj

    Comment by Little Voice | November 13, 2015 | Reply

    • The ship we were on, Aegean Odyssey, had many single cabins and many single passengers. They all appeared to be having a wonderful time. There were also several alumni groups – check schools from where you graduated to see what group tours they are offering 🙂 You’ll have an instant group with something in common.

      Comment by intlxpatr | November 13, 2015 | Reply


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