All I want for Christmas is a Vacation to somewhere tropical...

Last Christmas I was fortunate enough to be able to go on a family cruise vacation. This year its not in the stars, and so for this post am gonna reminisce about my vacation last year.

So if you've never taken a cruise before, and you love to travel, your next vacation needs to be a cruise. If you don't like to travel, you need to take a cruise, and you will definitely fall in love with traveling.

So this is what our itinerary looks like (wow I can't believe I spelled itinerary right on my first try, I usually always get this word wrong for some reason):
8 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise with Carnival (Carnival Magic)
When cruising, in order to have an amazing time, you really have to go in with no expectations, and sort of go with the flow. Because for example, while this was the planned itinerary, we didn't end up stopping at Princess Cays in the Bahamas, due to weather conditions, though it looked fine and dandy to me on the ship, they captain announced that it was not safe to dock and disembark so they had to skip it. I guess even now a year later writing about it I am still a little bit disappointed, because I always research every island we are supposed to dock at and plan an itinerary for the day. But just gotta breathe in and out and let it go. We still did have an amazing time and the other three ports.

Fresh coconut water tastes like a little piece of heaven to me, wait did I mention that I am a huge foodie traveler? I mean is there any other kind of traveler to be? #reasonswhyIamachubster

My little one was just 14 months old here, and still trying to figure out how to use a straw. (Which being an environmentalist it saddens me to use one, I really have to do better on carrying around my reusable straw)

This pic was taken in Aruba, by the light house. (Which was on the opposite side of the island from where I had our itinerary planned to spend the day)

The hubster decided he wanted to be spontaneous and choose things to do in Aruba based off the tourist map and so suffice to say I was in a bit of a pissy mood, having done all the planning already, and knowing with his plans we will only get half the amount of things done. So I did not climb up top to the tower, instead hubster took baby and the two of them trekked up and back down and I stayed down and brewed over some coconut water. Supposedly the view was breathe taking. But he sucks at taking pics, so the blurred images he brought back on his phone were useless.

This is the view from the ground lol. (yes I kinda regret not going up) But omg when you leave Toronto and go to the tropics in the winter, its like stepping into a giant Sauna.

Anyways my dears, I have to sign off, but let me know in the comments if you have ever been to Aruba, if its on your travel wishlist? And better yet if you live there I would love to connect.
Just gonna leave you with this link to view the amazing excursions available if you are thinking of visiting this happy island.

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