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About SarahGrace92

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Winchester, Virginia
  • Interests
    art, Zentangle, crafts, fiber arts, baking, collecting information
  1. Good to know, I'll keep this in mind for any future international travels
  2. This is my bucket list so far (some of my paragraphs got out of order, but I think that will only annoy me) **a 7-day to Bermuda. This will be my first one. I want to see the museums, eat the food, and interact with the locals. And, of course, visit one of the pink sand beaches. I'm not a fan of spending an entire day at a beach, so I'd just spend an hour or so just to stroll and take a break from people. Oh, and a Dolphin Encounter is number 1 on my list of experiences! **other itineraries: Alaska, and there's several different ones in Europe aside from the aforementioned Mediterranean ones. **might do some Caribbean ones. I despise the heat, so if the destination is hot year-round, there will need to be some reason for me to want to be there other than the beach. **Canada and new England itinerary. Especially if I book it during autumn's glory. Enough said. **Mediterranean. My reasons for most of these will have to do with nature sights, historical/cultural sights, interacting with people, eating locally-famous food, and a general desire to see and experience cool things. **back to back. If I have reason to believe I'd enjoy being on the ship that long. This would be great for itineraries with one port after another with few or no sea days. I could strategically skip a few ports here and there to rest, and on the second leg with the same (mirrored) itinerary, I can explore those ports I'd skipped on the first leg, and skip the ones I've seen. **transatlantic. Ditto on being able to handle being on a ship that long. Plus, sea days. If I can't handle being on a ship for 14+ days, it won't be due to having several sea days in a row. I know from previous land-based vacations that I have to schedule a day or two of "downtime" if a trip is going to last more than a few days. Multiple sea days simply adds some built-in downtime.
  3. For those of you who have a cruise bucket list, what's on that list? Certain regions, specific ports, itineraries, etc? Why are these on your list? Does the expectation of certain activities or experiences factor into whether a certain cruise is on your list and/or how excited you are to cross it off? Of course, if you've already been cruising a while and have crossed some items off your list, please share about those too! (I haven't been on a cruise yet, but I'm hoping I will be able to cruise more than once in my lifetime; i also enjoy planning things before they even become possible, and I love making lists!)
  4. Haven't been on any cruises yet, but I'm looking forward to adding to my pressed penny collection that I started as an older kid going on school field trips. I attended two different private schools but i and the majority of my classmates were not rich and our parents had to sacrifice to some extent to send us to the school. So... My parents were able to let me go on field trips and pay for whatever required admission fee and give me money for food, but I had to buy my own souvenirs. So I rarely had much souvenir money; i wanted to get a souvenir but not the usual super cheap made in China plastic stuff in the gift shops--all I could really afford--but most field trip destinations had at least one pressed penny machine. Super cheap souvenir, more meaningful than a plastic tchotchky, and even an extensive collection takes up hardly any space. I've since tried to collect at least one pressed penny from every place I've been. Eventually I'll put all of them in an album with notes as to where I'd gotten it, when, why I went, etc. You can imagine my excitement when I found out the Norwegian Gem (the ship I'd like to sail on whenever I'm able to afford it) has a pressed penny machine onboard!
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