Wander Talks: Episode 11 – Spring Break 2015
This week’s episode of Wander Talks comes to you from The Atlantic Ocean (well, not exactly). Rachel sits down with her cruise crew, Michal Dumala, Ashley DeRigo, and Jonathan Wang, to talk about their recent endeavor on a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas. This cruise departed on March 5th, and arrived back to the Cape Canaveral Port on March 8th. Three days of fun doesn’t even begin to describe the adventures that we four embarked on. Yes, it was a typical cruise experience, but it was definitely one to remember.
After getting back from 4 days in the cold, stormy Brooklyn winds, I was delighted to return to my sunny Florida weather. It was refreshing to take in the warm sun rays as opposed to trying to not bust my butt on the ice-covered pavement while trying to catch a 6am cab. After checking in, the “cruise crew” was delighted to board a boat filled with multiple hot tubs, a big pool, endless food, and ongoing events. The Bahamas excursion was also a day of firsts: interaction with the locals, clear blue water, parasailing, and mystery juice-filled coconuts. Besides the horrendous turbulence and slight motion sickness that we had the displeasure to experience, our first cruise experience (and Ashley’s 7th) were all things positive.
This past week was a great example of how great a week off from school and most responsibilities can be. Yes, it always feels like spring break should last more than a week and yes, it sometimes seems to make going back to school that much harder. But using a free week to completely release and let go can be so beneficial for your mind and your body. Of course eating crappy food 7 days straight won’t make you feel too hot, but what better motivation to get back on track once the break is over. The “cruise crew” ate up that 3 day vacation, but based on how exhausted we felt after finally getting back to Tampa, we can probably all agree that the cruise could not last forever.