Somerset Maugham once said that the best trips are taken in one’s armchair. That may or may not be the case, but at least armchair travel requires no luggage. One must not decide what to take or have to pack a suitcase. At home, everything is available. How do I know what I will want to wear from the wide selection in my closet? I usually take too much, but would prefer that to not having a choice.
We are taking a cruise on ship that is rather formal. There will be formal dinners, requiring tuxedo or suit and evening gown. We prefer that to shorts and tee shirt and bullying up to a buffet. This is not the style for everyone, but we yearn for a bit of nostalgia. I will channel old Somerset, who sailed the same waters many times gathering material for his stories.
I am not sure if not having baggage limitation is a good or a bad thing, because there is not way to take the lug out of luggage...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.