Sean and Stef IRL – Our Mission

Hey friends! (IRLers!) We receive a LOT of private emails, DMs and messages all over the net. The most common questions are How do you Travel so Often? Why are you always so happy? How did you get to this point in your life? We also get Do you fight a lot? I’ll answer these and more below. But first it all boils down to our personal Mantra and mission:

Life is too short to spend it at a desk. Truly.

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How Cruising Helped Change My Life.

Personal Triumphs and Cruising.

Phew. This is an emotional story for me. It’s causing me grief just trying to write about it. Ok, deep breath, here goes…

For more than a decade I’ve been really sick. Like frequent flier miles at the ER sick. Not knowing what it’s like to go a day without vomiting sick. Coughing up blood on the regular sick. Doing laps at the ICU sick. You get it. At one point I looked up and I was on an ignorant amount of meds and was over 430lbs. I was in pain. I stopped sleeping. I was miserable, I wanted to die.

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Why Norwegian?

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The Holland America Oosterdam. It was a fun ship.

Our very first cruise was in 2011, it was a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Holland America Oosterdam.Β  Then, we took advantage of living 45 minutes away from Port Canaveral and did the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas a few times, followed by the Liberty of the Seas. We sort of liked cruising. There were some things we weren’t so thrilled about, so we didn’t cruise as much as we do now. A few things we disliked about cruising in general:

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Disney Releases First Rendering of its Next Generation of Ships

Disney Cruise Line has released it’s first rendering of their next line of ships. These gorgeous new ships will set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” – Bob Chapek,Β chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

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Looks Like Cozumel is Out for Now.

It hurts my heart to see nonsense and violence like this. Sadly it’s the world we live in. There are times where you have to make a decision for yourself and not wait for a cruise line to do it for you. I’m not saying anything negative against the lines, I’m saying sometimes a little common sense goes a long way. What am I getting at? Cozumel is out, at least for now. Stef and I won’t even get off the boat. We get it, we know the explosion was on a ferry going to and from Cozumel. It’s what the explosion represents that keeps us on board. We’re hoping that the cruise lines will suspend service to Cozumel sending a financial and political message for Mexico to get it’s stuff straight. I’m sure some will argue and say that’s an overreaction but we’re referencing a boat exploding around dozens of people and I’m not talking about a Michael Bay film. That plus the State Department has issued several warnings. They have more data than we do.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Latest Breakaway Plus Class Ship ‘Encore’

Norwegian Cruise Line announced the start of construction of NCL’s 17th ship, the Norwegian Encore. If you watch our vlog, you know that Stef and I LOVE Norwegian. We’re super excited to experience the Encore, right after we do Bliss and Joy of course. πŸ™‚

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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces a Beautiful New Terminal at PortMiami

Tentatively starting construction in May 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line announces a beautiful new exclusive cruise terminal for NCL and their sister brands. If you’ve seen our vlog, you know that we’re huge NCL fans and we couldn’t be more excited about this news!
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