Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe.
She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book.
Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 53 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.
So I started by telling you how much we needed a family vacation, and how we discovered that a cruise is possibly the ideal family vacation. I listed a few reasons why cruises are so kid-friendly these days, and then I shared my ideas on how to pack for one.
As I wrap up my series about the things I learned from our recent Norwegian Cruise Line vacation, I thought I’d share some of the more common “situations” families face as they plan their vacation, and how a cruise could possibly solve them.
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1. Your family: Has a tight schedule and not a lot of vacation time
Solution: Norwegian Cruise Line has cruises from 1 to 28 days, so you can choose from a wide variety of itineraries. Yep—one-day cruises! You can enjoy the boat for an overnight romantic date to celebrate an anniversary, or gather friends and family to celebrate a big milestone. There's also quite a few 3 and 4-day itineraries that sound like lots of fun.
If you’ve been on a cruise before, what piece of advice can you share with a first-timer? Or if you’ve never been, is there anything in particular holding you back?
A big thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.
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