It’s Moving Day!

Good morning all. This is just a short note to let you know that Have Wanderlust: Will Travel no longer exists. Well. I’m sure it will continue to exist. It simply won’t be receiving any new works. That is because, as of today, my new and improved blog is completed, published, and ready for use!…

Things Ship Life Makes You Grateful For – #15: PDA

#15: PDA No PDA at work, even if you work with your loved one, is a completely understandable rule. Professionalism, and all. However, when your work place is also your home, that can kind of turn into No-PDA-Ever. When my boyfriend and I had a date night at the nice restaurant on board during our…

Things Ship Life Makes You Grateful For – #14: Grocery Shopping

#14: Grocery shopping I love grocery shopping to start with, so naturally, I miss it a lot anytime I am no longer in control of my own food. My boyfriend and I actually went grocery shopping almost every home port on this last contract, but we were still very limited in what we could buy,…

Things Ship Life Makes You Grateful For – #12: Temperature Control

#12: Temperature control You have zero control of the temperature of any room on the ship (unless you happen to work in the refrigeration department). Okay, maybe you have like 1% control – there’s a vent in your cabin that you can open and close for more or less air, assuming your room mate agrees….

Things Ship Life Makes You Grateful For – #11: Internet

#11: Internet I know I already said cell service, but I’m talking good old internet on a computer or laptop. Maybe it’s just because I like to write and often need to research things in order to do that writing, but the lack of internet on my laptop always irritates me more than no cell…

Things Ship Life Makes You Grateful For – #9: Silence

#9: Silence I swear that silence is the rarest commodity on a cruise ship. Noise is the name of the game, and often, the only way to escape it is to replace it with your own “noise” in the form of music or movies. Every guest area you enter has background music playing (although if…

Things Ship Life Makes You Grateful For – #7: Normal Clothes

#7: Normal clothes A typical crew member can work up to 70 hours a week and must spend all of these working hours in uniform. Taking into account that you aren’t going to change for most of your small breaks in between events or activities, you can end up spending like 90% of your waking…