A Year of Luxury:

An Ounce of Home:

You’re embarking on a year long round the world adventure, and can take only one small object with you to remind you of home. What do you bring along for the trip?    Ben Huberman

As this idea of being away for a year is quite inconceivable, there are a few ‘ifs’. If we had no monetary constraints, I think I’d take the most extravagant, relaxing way and be on a ship. This ship would travel the world and be big enough to have a well maintained library. It would also allow dogs, as Millie would have to be in attendance.

This way of life would mean having a cabin big enough for the three of us, with a balcony to sit and watch the sunsets. There would be space enough for my beloved to paint and me to write. We’ d have our routine of walking a lap of the perimeter of the ship daily, maybe twice daily, to maintain an exercise regime.

The one thing I’d take would be a computer, no, that would be supplied, I imagine on a quality cruise; so, I’d take a family photo with the ten adult children and six grandchildren. This would remind me to write to them weekly during the year.

Seeing new places and absorbing different cultures would be a pleasure. People watching would be a favourite past time, which would feed ideas for short stories. Food would be a temptation, but surely, ocean liners these days must provide healthy options.

Living aboard would allow us to enjoy the travel without having to wait about and lug suitcases through airports. The leisurely pace would suit us. Yes, I can imagine, money no problem, we’d have a most enjoyable year! Thanks Ben!

For those dog lovers amongst you!

For those dog lovers amongst you!

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25 thoughts on “A Year of Luxury:

  1. ChristineR

    It’s an ideal fantasy Barbara. Sounds perfect, and they would have a gym if you got too carried away with the food. The photo is a good thing to take, to remind you why you would have to go back home again. 😀

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  2. joannesisco

    You have managed to make a year on a boat sound relaxing and an attractive way to see the world. I’ve always wanted to go on an ocean cruise adventure – maybe to Alaska, but after all the cruise horror stories over the past few years, the idea has lost a bit of lustre.
    Even though I am a cat lover, your cartoon at the end made me laugh out loud 😀

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      My daughter worked on cruise ships for a few years and loved it! Am glad you didn’t take offence at the cartoon, a little farewell gesture to M-R!

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      1. bkpyett Post author

        Life changes once one has pets! One can’t just leave them. Millie thinks she’s our real child and behaves accordingly, though a bit rambunctious at times…

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  3. debhuntinbrokenhill

    My luxury would be my passport. Reading about the millions of refugees who have nothing – no home, no land, no future – I treasure the luxury of having a passport that allows me to travel freely with a home to go to at the end of the journey.

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Deb, you are right and far more sensible. We are so lucky, when you think of the millions in dire situations. If only our country was more welcoming, and at least processing their cases on our continent. That would make me feel better.
      This post was pure fantasy, not something we’d contemplate!

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      1. raroto

        I know what you mean, but then again, you never know what the heavens above might have in store for you and Chris.. Have a great day ahead Barbara 🙂

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