Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Well today was my first radio Toni's Travel Tips and I think it went well--except for my speedy delivery. I always speak too quickly when I get excited.
Nic and I talked about the most popular travel methods for stressed vacations - Cruises and Escorted Tours. I thought I should elaborate on these two mehods of vaationing.
By the way, here's a link to the poo cruise fiasco that we discussed on air. I also note a follow up story. Talk about the holiday from hell hey? Of course this is a one-in-a-million occurence, but it's a cheap and sensational segue for me to iterate that when choosing a cruise it is vital that you get one that is right for you. This webpage has broken the types into seven types of cruises. Remember a ship can be a small place if you're on the wrong one--to me the "adventure cruise" looks the most inviting.
I can't believe I had a brain fart on radio this morning of course I meant Antarctic and Arctic. I drove from Brisbane to do the segment so put it down to too much caffeine.
My own cruise experience - when I was 17 I boarded a big ole ship and sailed to the UK from Sydney. It took about three weeks and I thoroughly enjoyed my time. The stops included Fiji, Tahiti, Acapulco, Christobal and Balboa, Fort Lauderdale and finally Southhampton. I remember seeing black sand for the first time (Acapulco), being underwhelmed by the Panama Canal and nearly missing the ship in Fort Lauderdal (I hired a car and got totally lost). After working three jobs to finance my European trip, I needed the rest and met a lively group of females. Debbie Gooda if you're out there reading this -- email me.
Since then I'll admit I like boat/ship travelling and I don't suffer from seasickness too often. I think the most spectacular time I spent on the ocean was my trip on a DDG off the coast of Hawaii (Maui actually) when we were surrounded by a pod of whales. I was one of the few on deck--most people were downstairs throwing up. Umm note to people: if a bunch of folks are downstairs throwing up - perhaps being up on deck, in the fresh air is the best place to be?
My ideal break is to do a barefoot cruise on the Barrier Reef--I tried to talk some friends into it but no one was up for it. I need to get me some new friends. This website is interesting -- maybe one day Nic and I will take one report back to you. In the meantime if any of you have done a barefoot cruise please email me...
Well that's all for tonight -
Disclaimer: all information is my opinion and in no way endorses the companies or wbsites.