In the past I have blogged about the travels my husband and I have enjoyed both on cruises and trips to various parts of Europe, often from an LGBT travel perspective. Now, we are embarking on a new travel experience: we are taking my two daughters, their husbands and the five grandchildren - ranging in age from 3 and a half to 10 - on a family cruise. We sail out of Norfolk on Monday to The Bahamas for six nights aboard the Carnival Sunrise. Our wonderful friend Jenny will be staying at our home and house sitting and dog sitting our Chihuahua.
Between now and then, I will be working through much of the weekend getting things ready for a large commercial closing while I am away. As has been the norm, I will blog about our experiences and reflections on this new episode of family travel. The take away for the vacation and cruise industry is that the pink dollar also includes family travel.