So being the girl that I am, I have already started compiling my packing list in my head. Let me tell you, its a little difficult to pack for a tropical vacation when most of the stores still have their winter line out. I've been browsing the internet to look for cute swimsuits, sundresses, and summery tops. I'll find a bunch of stuff I like online and then go in to the store and find ZERO summer options! And sometimes it just isn't that easy to pick out a swimsuit online. I ordered one and it came with no padding or even extra lining in the chest area. What are people with larger than an A cup supposed to do? Dan being ever so helpful suggested that the swimsuit I ordered just be a lounging in the sun sort of suit that you don't wear in the water. How the heck is that practical? I appreciate his help in trying to make me feel better about the fact that the $80 suit I just ordered online and waited 3 weeks to ship in the mail doesn't fit and I'm back to square one. Here's to hoping the two I ordered from Macy's will have a bit more support. :)
Okay back to the reason I started this post . . . the cruise. I would love any and all suggestions for tips and tricks for cruising. Have you been to any of those ports before or sailed on Carnival? Since this has been such a stressful few months, I thought about having our cabin decorated for us to surprise Dan when we first check in to our room. Maybe a bottle of champagne or something nice. We are doing an excursion in St. Thomas, a catamaran sailing trip for the day, but we don't have anything else planned for the other ports. Have you been to any of those places and have ideas for what we should do while we're there? I'd like to maybe go on one more excursion or get passes to a beach club or something in one location. As long as there's sun, drinks, and sand in my future, I'm a happy girl!
So if any of you out there have any suggestions please send them my way! I would love to get ideas of fun things to do on the ship or in each port! While I'm gone, I'd also love it if any of you wonderful readers would like to guest post. I was thinking it would be fun to have different people share a post about their favorite vacations, and then when I get back I will fill you all in on ours! Of course you can follow along via my instagram and twitter which I'm sure I'll be updating throughout our trip when I can! I'll apologize now for the next 26 days and any over-excitement or gloating I do. Here's to hoping these next few weeks fly by!