Sunday, May 10, 2015

Travel Diaries: The Bahamas


In honor of my recent graduation I decided that a vacation was a necessity.  My lovely bf and I did lots of contemplation and research and eventually decided that a cruise would be the best value for us. We traveled to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas ship.


We spent the first couple of days at sea exploring the ship  and enjoying the entertainment. By day we were hanging poolside and by nigh we were enjoying the many events that the cruise had planned. They even had a nightclub in which Jerry & enjoyed a few drinks & whipped out my best dance moves (my dougie is UNMATCHED, okay?!). By no surprise the food on the ship was A1 (see what I did there?). Consequentially I ended up gaining five pounds. I mean with an all you can eat buffet and 5 star meals served every night how could I not?


Our first stop was Nassau. It was raining on and off a majority of the day so we skipped the beach and spent our day exploring the beautiful island. Our day consisted of good eats, touring the city, and embracing the Bahamian culture.


Unfortunately due to inclement whether we were not able to enjoy the cruise's private  island of Coco Cay, but that did not kill the fun. The cruise ship offered more than enough entertainment to keep smiles on our faces and our spirits up lifted. I enjoyed just being able to relax poolside as we drifted in the seas and not to mention the exquisite meals that were served.


Things That I Learned From The Trip
  • Go with the flow
  • Prior to your trip set up a roaming data plan
  • Protective styling is a MUST
  • To log out of social media & live in the moment sometimes
Ultimately this trip taught me how to just wing it. Mother nature decided to rain on our parade for a couple of days, however this did not take away from our get away. For the value that comes along with going on a cruise and the experience as a whole it was all worth it. After such a good cruise experience we have actually decided to go on another cruise to Haiti & Jamaica sometime in the near future. Just being able to have an experience like this was a true blessing and exactly what I needed in my life. I have resided in Georgia my entire life & have been only to the surrounding states. Traveling is something that I want to do more in the future. It is a true dream of mine to be able to travel the world. Traveling is not only getting away, but it allows you to open your mind and see the world in a different way. 

"I have't been everywhere, but its on my list" - Susan Sontag

xoxo,
Akilah