Travel Report: Brief Edition

August 7, 2023

I’m writing this on my phone on a ferry to Vancouver Island and just wanted to say all is well and we are having a great time!

We sailed to Alaska on the Disney Wonder (5 night cruise – the right length for our group) and are headed to Vancouver Island for a couple of peaceful days before heading back to reality. We saw glaciers, gorgeous scenery, and generally had a great time.

I’ve enjoyed the unplugging even though (yes, really) I missed pre-registering for Taylor Swift Miami tickets by 2 hours due to lack of internet access. I picked an inopportune time to go off the grid!

(I WILL go anyway, aftermarket prices or not!)

To the reader/listener I ran into earlier today- hi!

I can’t even get pictures to load very well, so obviously – much more to come. Tiny taste included 🙂

PS: New BLP ep – August QA – is up here!


  • Reply Sophie August 7, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Yay so glad you are having an awesome time 😎 👏 I’ve missed your posting this past week. Can’t wait to hear more details once you have internet and time. Sounds like an amazing trip!
    Also, re Taylor Swift, for her Australian concerts, I pre-registered, jumped online the moment tix were for sale… and sat online for hours only to miss out anyway 🤦‍♀️ So buying aftermarket is probably a more efficient, if $$$ way to do it. Ha.

  • Reply Irene August 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Awww my daughter has the fleece G is wearing! So glad you are having a good time!

  • Reply Jenny August 8, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Wow, I cannot wait to hear about your cruise!!! You guys are wearing jackets… I can’t even imagine… it must have been amazing. Meanwhile in case you’re too cold, we’re keeping it super hot here in Florida for when you return ; )

  • Reply Ry August 8, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    My husband and I have been wanting to do a similar cruise so I can’t wait to hear more about how yours went! Our daughter just turned 2 so we aren’t ready to go yet – but I’m curious as to how far out you planned everything and what you wish you knew (if anything)!

  • Reply Grateful Kae August 8, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Just listened to the BLP ep on a walk…. LOL at the part where you were answering the question about follow ups and said, “So, I write in my planner f-u”… 😂😂 As a healthcare worker I immediately knew it was “f/u” aka follow-up and not like, “FU!!” but this still made me laugh out loud when you said it!! “Hope it’s not hurting my clean rating!” 🤣 hahaha.

    Glad you had a wonderful cruise!! (Just read your other latest post too. I’m thinking about if I have questions! I probably will…)

  • Reply Joan VanDerWerf August 21, 2023 at 10:59 am

    We are currently scheduled to take Disney’s 9 day Alaskan cruise 9/11. I’m getting a bit stressed, as both of my adult kids are going (we’ve done cruises before, so not stressed about them), but also my 23mo old grandson & almost 89 year old father (both have never been on a cruise, and my dad got sick with a blood infection just after 7/4, and has been in/out of the hospital ever since).
    I’m hoping & praying everyone is well enough to go, but concerned about all the extra ‘special attention’ that the baby & grandpa will probably need (strollers/wheelchair, fatigue, etc).
    I’d LOVE to get your input on ‘must do/see & eat items’, as well as ‘must pack’ items.
    Please email me (as I don’t know how to get back to this post) at Thank you!

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