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Mini-vlog: Rainbow Mountain, Peru

In adventure, travel, travelling on November 4, 2020 at 5:28 pm

An incredible adventure to Rainbow Mountain, Peru – FILMED PRE-COVID-

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Tour

In adventure, travel, travelling on October 22, 2020 at 2:51 am

Mini-vlog – Machu Picchu

In adventure, travel, travelling on October 19, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set

In adventure, celiacs, travel, travelling on October 12, 2020 at 1:23 am

What an amazing day in New Zealand at the Hobbiton set!!!

Just like driving at night

In Cruise, travelling on December 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I was just up on the bridge to drop something off for the captain, and it was the first time that I’ve been on the bridge at night time. It’s SO AMAZING up there at night. I know I’ve said that the bridge is amazing plenty of times, but there’s a completely different feeling up there at  night. First of all, the lights are all off. Which at first took me by surprise, but then the 1st officer made a very valid point….’when you drive a car at night do you turn on the interior lights?’….of course I don’t, because that would be crazy. Apparently the same rule goes when you’re steering a ship. So it’s quiet and dark and the ocean just stretches out forever. As it does in the daytime, but at night it’s darker and more mysterious. On the right side of the bridge they have set up a little Christmas tree with presents under it and some tinsel as well, so the tree lights create a comforting Christmassy glow in that little corner. Miles and miles away you are able to see other cruise ships, some large, some small, all lit up. With the navigational equipment, the bridge officers are able to tell you what ship you are passing and other information about each ship. Tonight we saw a Royal Caribbean ship and the officers informed me that in a few short hours we would pass our sister ship, the Carnival Freedom. One of my very good friends from GSA College is on the Freedom, and somehow I feel comforted just knowing that our ships are passing in the night. After leaving the office I think I will go out on deck 4 forward and watch the freedom pass us.

Bacab Eco Park Kayak

In Carnival Cruise Line, Cruise, friends, fun, travel, traveling, travelling on December 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

Wow it’s been SO long!! I’m so sorry, I’ve been so distracted with my parents visiting and work and all that. No excuse, I know, but I knew I’d be back eventually. HERE I AM!!! So many things to talk about!! First of all, I’m so so happy to have been lucky enough to have my parents on board with me. It was truly amazing!! Not only did I get to see my wonderful parents, but I also got to experience life as a guest, and they got to see the world that I’m living in!! So we did all kinds of fun things while they were here. One of those things was a wonderful visit to the bridge. I love the bridge, it’s so peaceful (most of the time) and i love being able to see that much ocean at once. So I got permission from the captain to bring my parents up for a visit!! Another wonderful thing we did was go on a kayaking adventure through the Belizian rainforest at Bacab Eco Park. First of all, the tour guides were amazing!!! They were so knowledgeable and fun. They really took care of everyone on the tour. We had a blast!!

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Beautiful views!!

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And she’s off

In Cruise, Florida, travel, travelling, Uncategorized, US, work on April 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm

It’s an exciting day for my friend Andrea! She’s the friend who also got a position with Carnival Cruise Lines, but she’s starting her contract this month! So, she’s flying out today to Orlando for training and then she’ll be on-board a ship soon. We plan on skyping every week so I’ll get all the details of the cruising life before I even leave home! I will most certainly be updating you all on her adventures as I hear about them!!

Decisions, Decisions

In Cruise, Florida, racing, travel, travelling on March 21, 2012 at 2:19 am

Well hello there! Hopefully everyone has been carefully re-directed from my old blog to this happy new blog without too much difficulty! Welcome to the new space, I hope you like it here as much as I do!

Switching my blog over to wordpress is just one of the bog decisions I made this week. The other major one involves my Carnival job. I recieved an email that had all my start date options and I just needed to pick one. Now I am a list writer, so when it comes down to tough decisions, I usually make a pro and con list. Or several of them, depending on the situation. I weighed all my options carefully and decided to take the september start date for Carnival. I could have started as early as may, however, after lots of soul searching I realized that I really want to be home for the summer. My sister is getting married in August and I couldn’t bear the thought of not being here to help her prepare and plan for the big day. I also have a passion for triathlon and horseback riding and would really like to get to compete this summer. So keeping all of those things in mind, I decided to stay home for the summer and I couldn’t be happier about it. Everything will still continue as planned except that I will get to do everything that I want to!! I’m very happy!!

Peggy’s Cove

In camping, lobster, nova scotia, peggy's cove, travelling on August 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm
So yesterday we parted ways from the lovely companionship of Chelsea and David and met up with my friend Mat. He’s from New Brunswick so he came to meet us in Halifax! We went to Peggy’s Cove, which is gorgeous and in fact I believe it is the most photographed place in North America!! It’s absolutely stunning!! I loved it. Ive never been to the east coast of Canada and I’m so happy we came. We decided to camp at a site near the cove. We went to the store and Derrek decided he wanted to cook up some Nova Scotia lobster. So he tried to buy a pot, but they were really expensive. So he found a tin flower vase at winners and got that. And we managed to cook lobster in the vase over a campfire. It was pretty epic! The sunset was gorgeous and we had a really great evening by the fire. Today we are headed off to New Brunswick and are camping somewhere there!! I love the gypsy life!! I could get
used to this!!
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Living the dream

In canada, halifax, travelling on August 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Not that I needed a new definition of friendship, but I have found new depths!! Every step so far on this journey that I have met up with old friends, and every stop feels like I never want to leave! I think that’s a true friend, one that you never want to leave. We are in Halifax with Chelsea and David and I could just stay here with them forever. As I could have stayed with Katie forever. I think that all we can hope for in life is to have friends that are so close that you never want to leave!! A friend from New Brunswick is on the way to come get us!! The adventure continues!!

All I want to do is travel the world until I’ve seen everything!!
Best friends!!

 

David and Chelsea have the best dogs ever. Derrek has a new best friend

 

Magpie!!