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My grandparents took me all over the place when I was little. D.C, Orlando, Daytona, Key West. I went to all these places pretty frequently. Unfortunately, there's not so much a 5-12 year old can do during these trips and some of them I don't remember at all. How much would I love to go back to Key West now? A whole hell of a lot.
Along with my travels as a kid I went to Tokyo when I was 16. Have I told you guys yet? I'm totally a quarter Japanese.
My Grandmother is from there and so we went over to spend some time with family. The entire time I was there I felt like a giant, except for one of my cousins there, he was abnormally tall for a Japanese guy, over 6 foot! It was gorgeous there and for the most part I had an amazing time. There was too much time spent in malls/shopping complexes. My family loves to shop. I would have preferred more sightseeing, but what we managed to do was still pretty awesome. We were there for about 2 weeks and went from Tokyo to a small fishing village in southern Japan and then spent a couple of days in the mountains. I'll post about that trip some other time perhaps.
So I figured I was off to an amazing start on my travels. Then it just stopped happening. I stopped traveling. Guys, my passport expired with just. one. stamp.
It's always been my dream to go on a Mediterranean cruise and I promised myself that I would go by the age of 25 even if I was going alone. I have no fears about traveling alone, company is of course welcome and encouraged but if I have the funds I can totally do it alone, as I proved when I spent a few days alone in L.A. last spring. Anyways, I didn't go. I'm less than two months from 29 and I still haven't gone.
I have begun researching the cruise though. The cruise itself is totally affordable, the airfare is killer but manageable if you plan long term. I'm no fool guys, I really want to buy a house soon so I think planning a cruise for the autumn of 2013 is totally reasonable. I'm even willing to extend that to the spring of 2014. My husband wants to make me happy, but he, I'm assuming, doesn't think too much about it. After the initial discussion that took place over a coarse of two days, over two weeks ago, I haven't heard a peep from him about it. That makes me sad.
I went a different cruise when I was in college with my frienemy. We went to Grand Cayman and Cozumel and we made each other miserable. We enjoyed the excursions we took, but on the ship itself we were very... blah. We both wanted to do different things, and we weren't going to go off and do it alone, so we didn't do anything. I watched Walk the Line 3 times in our cabin. Compromise is not a virtue the two of us had.
So I really want to go with my husband on this Mediterranean cruise. We could do something cheaper closer to home, but the price of the cruise itself is pretty comparable, it's just the airfare is a huge difference. The thing is though, I don't want to waste the money on a trip we don't want to be on. We're not Caribbean, Bahamas, tropical island people. We're culture and history and food. So I feel like my hubby is going to have some real nagging coming his way this weekend.