So you think you don't want to go on a cruise? Ah, blues!


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Published: February 12th 2015
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We consider ourselves very fortunate, as we have been to each of the 50 states in the U.S. and 55 countries around the world. This of course makes us mere babes in the field of travel because so many of our friends have been to 75 or 100 countries. Our goal is to someday reach 100 countries but alas, we are in no hurry. It will happen. The shared goal is to enjoy the journey, each country, each ex... Read Full Entry



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12th February 2015

Up Anchor!
Hi Guys, Yep, we don't like cruising because, like the Guinness ad used to say, 'We've never tried it!' We've just returned from Trinidad and Tobago so we passed you by en route somewhere. You must have passed us by on the leeward side as we didn't hear a thing from the blues boys. I'll give it a try when I'm too old to climb hills, to roam the village streets or drive our motorhome across Europe again, but then I'll probably be unable to climb the stairs or walk the gang-plank. Good to hear you're still enjoying yourselves! David
12th February 2015

Up Anchor
Glad you are still climbing those hills. No need to rush into a cruise but this one was a blast. it shattered all of our preconceived notions.
12th February 2015

Feeling blue about missing out on this one!
Amazing trip! I'm going to give hubby a nudge about the one in October...we haven't cruised since Aug 2013 trip to Alaska. I'm ready for another one.
13th February 2015

Feeling Blue
Gwyn, you'll have to give it some serious consideration. The music was fantastic.
13th February 2015

Hey guys!!
So happy to see you were able to get back on the roa....well seas in this case! Looks and sounds like you had a really great time!! Looking forward to reading more on the next trip!!! Happy travels!! ---Greg
13th February 2015

On the road again
Well...as you say...the seas. A different kind of trip for us but we had a great time. We will be following along with you.
13th February 2015

Cruising with out the Blues
I can see you had an awesome cruise...I was very dubious about doing a cruise but a last minute deal last January ( was a horrible UK winter) anf I was persuaded to try this mode of travel.. We did Western Caribbean from Tampa- Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya ... loved it but I do think I wouldn't like it so much without a balcony. Have been home 2 weeks so its time to go off again ...Spain next.
13th February 2015

Cruising without the Blues
It is funny how we profile these trips. Each has its own place. I certainly don't want to take the same kind of trip over and over. Hey- enjoy Spain.
13th February 2015
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

Maya ruins - how we miss them
It's been a few years since we saw Maya ruins ourselves. That's a nice one you have there/Ake
13th February 2015
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins
So much history in these ruins. A lovely part of the world. Easy to be missed once you have seen them.
14th February 2015

Variety is the spice of life...
"We think what it means is that some travelers want you to travel the way they travel"...we completely agree. Those same people also love to tell you that their car/camera/computer is the best there is. How would they know? Have they tried every single car/camera/computer on the market? I've never been on a cruise and Andrew has only been on two for family holidays when he was a kid - so in the interest of experiencing as much of the travel world as possible - it's on our list. Loved this blog xx
14th February 2015

Variety is the spice of life
Glad you enjoyed the blog. It was a fun trip. Everyone needs to experience all kinds travel. This trip was authentic, fun, fun, fun. Pure travel fun.
15th February 2015

The prosecution rests its case
Got me in one. I was a nose turner upperer until I did the Balkan cruise that allowed us into St. Petersburg for 2 days visa free. I'm still not a convert seeing as a cruise seems to be mostly about the journey rather than the destination. Having said that, if land based options are thin on the ground or a unique theme (,yep, them there blues) pops up then why not. There's also a lot to love about them and that Vacations to Go sight has some tempting bargains. Alaska anyone?
15th February 2015

The prosecution rests its case
They have their time and place. We won't be going in for a steady diet but ..... Life is a journey. Alaska was a great cruise.
15th February 2015

Cruising
Great to see that you guys like cruising. I also like cruising and did a mini cruise at the start of the year on the Queen Elizabeth.
15th February 2015

Curuising
I'll bet the Queen Elizabeth is a nice ship. We will have to read your blog.
15th February 2015

Taj, Dave's manhugs, being truly authentically you :)
Thanks so much for this blog.....smiling from ear to ear. I can only begin to imagine the fun and mischief you all would have gotten up to. Why am I not suprised you scurried off on your own away from the others :) Well done my friends, well done! Wish I couldve been there too.
15th February 2015

January 2016
Dave and I are going back next year....maybe you should join us?
15th February 2015

Ah, yes. Authentic Travel
I really enjoyed your perspective on the travel debate. I am guilty of not wanting to take a cruise (with the exception of an Alaskan cruise at some point) so was very interested in your blogs. You had a great time. Was it pure travel? Heck, who cares. It sounds like you had an absolute blast and honestly, isn't that the point. Great blog and great pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.
15th February 2015

Authentic Travel
We've decided all travel is authentic and pure to the person doing it. Everyone thinks their trip is the best and they are right. This is not a competition! It was fun, fun, fun.
15th February 2015

The Authenticity of Travel
Loved this! I was also interested in your musings on the "authenticity" of travel and think there could be mileage in taking the points you make further. Some folks do seem to get caught up in the idea that their way of travelling is better - almost as if it's a game of One Upmanship. My wife and I tend to travel on the cheap as we have to balance a desire to travel against limited funds. The main thing as far as we're concerned is just To Go. 'I backpack, therefore I am'.... Hmmm, might be a blog in there somewhere!
15th February 2015

The Authenticity of Travel
Finances can be a driver for travel. We agree, "the main thing is just to go". The one upmanship thing gets old or boring so we ignore it these days. Eagerly awaiting..I backpack, therefore I am.!
15th February 2015

Cruising is not for everybody but...
.... I have to say when I tried it I loved it. When I booked the cruise I thought I would spend my time will old farts but how wrong I was. The cruise was to Antactica and maybe the people on that trip where different to other cruises, but I had a blast. Thank you for your entry as well. I had a chuckle her and there.... Stay safe and as a traveler that has now 76 country under his belt I can tell you that you will make the 100......
15th February 2015

Cruising not for everyone
They can be a blast. We hope to go to Antarctica via ship. Welf I'm sure you'll make 100 sooner than later and we eagerly follow along as you visit them. Keep reading. Chat soon.
19th February 2015

Still Cruisin'
Been off the Blues Cruise for a few weeks now and I assure you the Dancing Ones are still Cruisin'...albeit on land in Peru, Bolivia & Chile. Missing you guys so much already...knowing you guys would have a blast joining us on our "unauthentic" travel experiences. Unauthentic as we do iit "our way"...always a blast...always dancing...always having fun with my true love. Gotta say our Bolivia/Chile sojourns would not suit many we know...tough travel...simply too much fun! And to think on our cruise together I did not sit in a deck chair once!
20th February 2015

Back to Oz
Alas....your time is up and it's time to return home. Still smiling every time I think of the cruise. We had a grand time and need to find a way to get together again soon. We would have loved to travel to South America with you both. As you are fond of saying, it would be "insane." Look for a little something else in the package with your shirts and sweater.....cheers!
26th February 2015

Authentic travel
I love love love your opening paragraphs! Travel is for you personally, so who cares what anyone else thinks? You took a cruise with a theme of something you appear to love and (quite obviously) had a great time. And you still some ruins! I have no opinion either way on cruises. I would like an Alaskan cruise though - that sounds fun. Enjoy!
27th February 2015

Authentic travel
Hey Lexi, so good hearing from you again! The cruise was a blast. I hope you will read the blog before this one where we really talked about the blues cruise. It was fantastic. An event not to be missed. You will love Alaska. It was great. Keep travelin' Keep blogging

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