Years ago, I never wanted to go on a cruise. I’m not sure why, but it just wasn’t anything that interested me. Maybe it was the thought of being on a boat for all that time. It’s not my “travel style,” per say.
Boy was I wrong.
A few years back, I had the chance to be the photographer of a friend’s wedding, which was held on a ship. That meant I was going on a cruise. It’s amazing how your tune changes when you barter services, isn’t it?
Though I had some nerves, it intrigued me.
On a ship, in the ocean, sailing toward the Caribbean. I’d get to visit a few different spots and it was something I got thinking about.
Turns out it was so worth it.
I had the chance to see different places and see some of the bluest waters I’ve ever laid eyes on. Sitting on the deck of my room at night as the ship sailed … the smells, the sounds … amazing.
Talk about tropical dreams.
The food, the drink, the people. Goodness, there’s so much to like about something like this. It also made me realize I want to travel at some point to one of these tropical islands and just spend a week there.
There are many tropical places I’d love to visit – such as Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands and more.
The top of my list, though, has always been the Maldives, a tiny set of islands situated in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean. Talk about tropical dreams though. The photos I’ve seen from there look amazing. The colors are so crisp. The weather looks divine. The beaches are dreams.
Yes, please sign me up.
Travel is a funny thing. Some days you might want a tropical paradise, others you might want to backpack Alaska.
But the reality is this – there’s never a problem with sitting on a beach somewhere, a cold one in hand, and staring out over a pristine ocean.
Well, I think, anyway.
I’m not sure if I will ever get to the Maldives. Maybe I will – maybe not. But while I’m on this Earth, it will remain a tropical dream to me. As long as the dream is there, there’s always a chance at reality!
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