After much anticipation, planning, and a bit of anxiety we are finally back on the international travel path that we so enjoy. I am sure everyone these days is familiar with the nightmare stories of travel delays, lost luggage, and cancelled flights. Without a doubt all of these stories were on our minds as we planned this latest adventure. However, we chose to focus on the idea that if 10 – 15% of luggage was getting lost, that meant that 85 – 90% was reaching it’s destination.
One of the things we have learned in our travels is we prefer slow travel. This includes getting to whatever area we are planning to explore. With Europe being our destination we decided on a cruise from Newark to Iceland to take the edge off of the jet lag associated with flying there.
Honestly, flying into Newark was the part I was least looking forward to. In all fairness though things went flawlessly. The ground transport Karen arranged was quick, informative, and delivered us to the port right on time. The boarding process onto the Celebrity Summit was as smooth as one can hope for when moving that many people.
Our first port of call was in Halifax, Nova Scotia which was a bit humorous for us as we had just recently completed a fantastic 3 week house sit there. This fortunately allowed us to take care of some last minute shopping before heading to more expensive countries.
Stay tuned for our next Canadian port of call. St. John’s, here we come.