When I was a young woman holidays had to take a back seat as there were always too many demands on limited funds. I always thought it best to save and pay attention to security and the future. So many years later having satisfied those needs my husband and I are now in a position to indulge ourselves.
Last year we went on two significant holidays - one, a cruise in March/April for five and half weeks which took in a long sail starting in Singapore stopping at many ports, the most spectacular being Cape Town and ....
Walvis Bay, Namibia.
This was one of the longest holidays we have ever had and we were worried that it might have been too long. We were pleasantly surprised as we were enjoying all the different locations, the weather, the relaxation and getting involved in activities which appealed to us.
Later in the year ....November to 19th December we went on a Caribbean cruise. This location is beautiful, however we aren't really beach people and so for us the holiday does have limitations. We saw it as a lovely break before Xmas.It was quite a challenge before we departed as we had to do so much prep before the festivities on return - somehow you always manage to get things done.
We had been to some of the islands before but not to Antigua and St Maarten both of which are subtley different.
We really enjoyed our frozen Margaritas in St Maarten!!
Holidays are great and enjoyable but it is good to recharge but I have never been one who wishes to be defined by the holidays I take. Some passengers love to have a quick turnaround and return on another cruise as soon as possible - indeed some seem to spend all of their time on ships and if this is what gives them pleasure then good luck to them. However my husband and I like to have the contrasts, we have other interests at home and love the diverse quality of life.
I am still curious as to how people can afford so many holidays.....and the bar bill!!!