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A New Adventure Awaits

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.

Admittedly when we looked out the window of our plane the distracted and lethargic activities of the baggage handlers we witnessed did not give us great comfort. However in the end, everything arrived where it was supposed to, at the time it was supposed to. Even taking into account we were flying into Newark via Toronto, neither of which have a great reputation these days.

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.

The weather was lovely as we set off and everyone was crowded on deck to try and catch a glimpse of the New York skyline.
We managed to find the perfect seats to enjoy the view. Unfortunately the view changed dramatically after about 5 minutes.

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.

Our arrival in Halifax was a foggy one, but as the day wore on it was a wonderful day to spend in the city.
As we headed out of Halifax I found it comforting to see the crew hard at it maintaining the quality of the ship.

Stay tuned for our next Canadian port of call. St. John’s, here we come.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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