Gil Elvgren, 1962.

All packed for the cruise ship – all my sexiest dresses and make-up.
Really excited.

Entire day at sea, beautiful and saw whales and dolphins. Met the Captain today – seems a very nice man.

At the pool today. Also some shuffle boarding and hit golf balls off the deck. Captain invited me to join him at his table for dinner. Felt honored and had a wonderful time. He is very attractive and attentive.

Won $800.00 in the ship’s casino. Captain asked me to have dinner with him in his own cabin. Had a luxurious meal complete with caviar and champagne. He asked me to stay the night but I declined. Told him I could not be unfaithful to my husband.

Pool again today, got sunburnt, and went inside to drink at piano bar for rest of day. Captain saw me, bought me several large drinks. Really is charming. Again asked me to visit his cabin for the night. Again I declined. He told me if I did not let him have his way with me he would sink the ship. I was shocked.

Today I saved 1600 lives. Twice.

Well, my cruise or travel diaries wouldn’t exactly be like that, but never the less I would like to be able to write them.

I’ve really tried to keep a diary on our trips, both in my blog and in an ordinary diary, but I find it hard to find the time and strength to do it.

When I travel, I’m really exploring everything and when I get exhausted from all the exploring – I really need to relax and am not a good writer then…

Best solution would be:

- An automatic started Video camera on my head to record the world from my point of view!!!!

Though I do hope that I would remember to pause it in certain private situations…. *giggles*

If I didn’t have this blog to write, I would probably use one of those online travel diary sites to do it:

Sometimes I even think that they are better suited for the job than my blog, but how could I abandoned this blog? No, no.

Though I would still have the need of writing one on paper, since I need to write down things along the way to not forget about them and I don’t always have an internet connection.

From the beginning I start off very ambitious, writing down everything. Then it usually get off tracks totally….

Now I’ve convinced myself that I can write down some short words only – in a smaller diary – to get my memory back on track, but I’m not so sure it will work anyway.

Are you writing travel diaries? How do you manage to do it?

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train”.

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900), Irish poet, playwright, and wit. The Importance of Being Earnest

Captain ♥Trip Lifecruiser


12 Comments on “To write a travel diary or not”

    Mark said:

    I am impressed by the sacrifices you would make to save all those people and just in case they re sunk save them again, that is above and beyond the call of duty.
    The Captain sounds like a very able sea man.

    Cheers Mark

    Mark’s last blog post..Wednesday Wanderings

    Yetien said:

    Off the topic…;) I just saw you have add your blog to Technorati.
    And I just wonder… (im new in there, so i will be glad to get an answear….;)…)

    How do you lay your site to be show in there?

    Hug Yetien…..

    Mar said:

    LOL, what a way to save lives :cool:
    An automatic started Video camera on my head to record the world from my point of view!!!! I have wished to have that too, even a tiny camera not necessarily a video, wouldn’t that be great?? except for we wouldn’t have time to watch our trips and everybody else’s!
    Whenever I am away I take my agenda with me to take short notes or copy down things I read/find , names to google, etc. :wink:
    Happy Friday, captain!

    Mar’s last blog post..tgif

    Melody said:

    Whoa! You really got me there, I was like, “COOL! She won $800!!” :)

    I am oh, SUCH a travel diarist (actually I’m an everything diarist) and it’s been that way, pretty much all my life.

    My Travel Blog ( takes longer to update than my diary (which I write in daily) because of all the photo resizing & uploading involved. But, still I persist, c’est fun, non?!

    PS: Hugs!

    Melody’s last blog post..High Maintenance Woman? What the Hell, it’s Our Mell!

    Lifecruiser said:

    Yetien: Just go to and click on “Join” up in the right corner and register and “claim” your blog. It shouldn’t be any problem, just fill in all the details they ask for :-)

    …and keep blogging :-)

    Hootin' Anni said:

    Hope you’re having on terrific weekend dear Captain!!!!


    Bwahahahahah, you saved 1600 people twice. Bwahahahah, now that was rich. Have a great day. :)

    Comedy Plus’s last blog post..Toot Tone

    TorAa said:

    Yezz, we do write scrap-books. Our firts one from our journey to Chile is, yes it’s a wonderful experience to read and look into.
    We will do the same when going to Argentina next week. We will not bring our computers. Which means, comments and reports will be rare for more than two weeks. Scary – blogaholic as I am.

    hugs to you and Mr Lifecruiser

    Anna and Tor

    PS. We hope to safe lifes too – by buying from locals

    TorAa’s last blog post..Cybercruisers Friday Fun

    RennyBA said:

    I never write dairies, but keep the memories in my heart as a treasure. Becoming a blogger has changed the habit of taking detail pictures though, to remember when I write posts about it.
    Like this evening when I had a romantic dinner with my wife in Brussels and took pics of both the menu and the servings. I hope I’ll find the time to post about it soon.

    Wishing you a wonderful end to your week Captain :razz:

    RennyBA’s last blog post..White Thanksgiving in Oslo

    Gattina said:

    I don’t write a diary when I am travelling, but I make little notes in a school notebook (lol) to remember special things or feelings but only since I am blogging !

    Tom Evans said:

    Before I became a member (Tom33), I took
    pictures of my travels as well as notes for an after-trip report.
    These reports were then sent to friends so they could vicariously enjoy my trips. I never thought about a diary, but, in combination with photos, this is a great way of encapsulating one’s experiences.
    It had never occurred to me to share my experiences via a blog.

    Lori J. Weaver said:

    “I’ve really tried to keep a diary on our trips, both in my blog and in an ordinary diary, but I find it hard to find the time and strength to do it.”

    I do hope that you will continue to write your travel diary. Not all people have the time or money to travel different parts of the world. When the time comes that you are weak and old that traveling is not an option anymore, you will thank yourself that you kept a travel diary.

    Although, growing old may not happen some time soon, the experiences and discoveries from your trips will be with you always.

    Lori J. Weaver

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