When cruising apparently it is a thing that the ship has to stop at an international location – something about reducing the costs, to be honest I don’t really know. The point is, during our Alaskan cruise that left from Seattle, the ship stopped at an international port – Victoria, British Columbia.
I’ve got the itch — the traveling itch. I have been spending so much of my ‘free-time’ planning various trips whether they be upcoming or merely dreams and now I can’t sit still while I wait for the time and finances to take another trip.
Our last trip was to Seattle and Alaska (and Victoria), and it was truly amazing!! I was so relaxed and happy during the entire vacation, not to mention, extremely well fed – it was a cruise afterall. And ever since I got home I have been wanting to go back out and see more of the world.
We have a trip to California coming up to attend a gaming conference – yes you read correctly, a gaming convention. I am apparently a gigantic nerd as I love gaming and have been looking forward to this trip for the sheer gaming factor since I heard about the convention. And though I am super stoked for the trip, it is pretty short, only a few days long, and we won’t be seeing very much while we are there due to the short timeframe.
Originally we were supposed to go to Hawaii and Vegas this year, but for budgeting purposes, Vegas was replaced with California and Hawaii is sadly being postponed as well for both timing and financial reasons but also due to some other super cool, but secret future plans we are working on. In hindsight, not going to Hawaii wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be. We were supposed to go last month for our one year anniversary, and while we would have been away, I received tons of wedding inquiries and booked a record number of weddings!! I barely even noticed I wasn’t in Hawaii — mostly. So while I wait for our trip to California, I am planning dream trips.
I am currently playing with the idea of a UK & Ireland trip. I visited London (and the Salisbury area) when I graduated from university with my best friend and we had an absolutely great time, but I have always wanted to go back and see more. If you have any suggestions for things to see or do in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Britain, let me know.
Just as an FYI, the first set of photos were taken in Skagway, Alaska while the second set were taken in Victoria, British Columbia. I am working on the full blog posts for these two cities and will hopefully be able to share all of the photos with you in the future.