Working hard? Take a break or just a change of office space!

The InvestorBlogger would love a change of pace, and a change of space! And if he didn’t have his own place of business, the life of an itinerant blogger might be just thing. Just imagine the places he could go… perhaps even taking a Caribbean cruise on the Queen Mary 2.


Of course, the trick with a cruise has to be that you don’t get stuck on board the ship for too long. You need a chance to hop off and on, so an island cruise is perhaps best for this: you get the chance to visit different places, and can return to your own luxury hotel on the ocean.

Oh, and indeed it is a luxury: copious amounts of space (for a ship), hotel-standard suites and rooms (no hammocks here!), lots of recreational activities, restaurants, movies, exercise, and so on.

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This may not be cheap, but you’ll likely fine a cruise to suit your own pocket as Holiday Hypermarket offers a variety of cruises, ships, room and flights, and so on. Just make sure your room has a data socket for access to the Internet! Then you’ll be able to make all your readers envious of your life style!

So, on a cruise, here’s my itinerary (with suggested activities for bloggers) for those sailing from New York:

Day -3 You fly to New York , check into your hotel. Blog about your flight!

Day -2 You tour New York , do all the touristy things… and check out the places where InvestorBloggers dream about: the NYSE, Wall Street, and the other financial attractions! You take photos of these great places and write them up in your blog! Try to ‘bump’ into some of the people who work there, and interview one or two them for a podcast!

Day -1 It’s SHOPPING ! You get stuff for the Caribbean trip and learn how to spell it properly for your blog postings! Clue: it’s NOT Carribean as I thought!

Day 0 You get to the ship and embark, taking as many pictures, videos and recordings as you can! The Queen Mary 2 is a fantastic ship… You can simply put the best ones on your blog, add video to YouTube, and post the stuff. You won’t need to write much. The ship departs at 7:00 pm. It’s probably getting dark, get ready from some wonderful scenic shots of the city.

Days 1-2 You are on the ocean , relaxing and making good use of all the recreational activities. Of course, you manage to do some real postings!… Remind people that your blog isn’t ALL play, and NO work!

Day 3 Your arrival in the British Virgin Islands where you will come across your first Caribbean experiences of the sands, seas and atmosphere! Tortola welcomes you! At night, you post pictures and share how you achieved your dream vacation!

Day 4 lands you on St. Kitts where you’ll see the colonial old town, fortress and markets! Perhaps a little light blogging and email before bedtime!

Day 5 is on to Bridgetown, Barbados . In Barbados, you get time to stay overnight and enjoy the real Caribbean lifestyle. Perhaps it’s time for some lively blogging and photos about how the other half really live! Show your readers, too. They’ll believe you are the other half!

Day 6 will show you how the local people on St. Lucia run their markets as you shop for antiques, souvenirs, and whatever else takes your fancy! Markets are a wonderful place to shop, and you require your wits… it’s so different to the sterile stores of North America! You can blog about how the locals trade and do business! Sprinkle the post liberally with shots of the markets, people and products.

Day 7 In St. Thomas , you’ll be able to experience quaint streets lined by duty-free boutiques. What are those taxes for after all? Blog about how taxes are used to rob the rich, pay for services, or redistribute wealth! Whatever angle takes your fancy! But do make your readers envious as you purchase perfumes, wines and all manner of goods duty free!

Days 8-9 see you on the high seas , but you ain’t no pirate! Still time for a little swashbuckling on your blog! You’ve got time to reflect on your time as you begin the trip home.

Day 10 it’s back to New York . Time to attend to some banking, investing, bookstores, good restaurants, and theater. Then off home. No time to blog much except at the airport, as you wait for your flight back to Taiwan.

So, there you go, the flights, the cruise, the itinerary and a blogging schedule… What else do you need? Why are you still reading this? Go, now, go…

Thanks for lettting me cruise the blogosphere with you from