2 weeks on board

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Our last day in Spain feels bittersweet- wandering the island of Mallorca and preparing to say goodbye to visiting friends from home. We aren’t ready to leave, we aren’t ready to say goodbye, but the forthcoming adventure is so enticing it’s impossible to not sweat with anticipation. For the next two weeks, we’ll be at sea. We’ll be exposed to luxury we haven’t had all year. It’s hard to believe it’s happening.

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By the wonders of long term travel, we’ve discovered the cheapest way across the Atlantic is also the most exciting: a cruise ship had to reposition itself, and the one-way trip was half the price of a plane. The commitment pushed us out of Spain earlier than we would have liked, but the deal was too good to pass up. For the next 14 days, we don’t need to worry about where we’ll sleep, how far we need to hike with our backpacks, or whether or not the next guesthouse has bedbugs.

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For anyone with more time than money (a description we fill out quite well), the sacrifice of spending two weeks on a boat, seeing four islands, and having a break from the traveler’s road is one worth researching. Let this be a post to tip off other travelers: the repositioning cruise is a must! Book early and don’t miss out.

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