Originally Posted by MercedMike
Interesting. Where have you found a totally smoke free environment for your land vacation?
I was in Missouri recently. Lots of tourist attractions there. The restaurants are usually divided into smoking and non-smoking. How does that help you?
We have many wonderful spots in California that are as smoke free as the ships are. Maybe you can visit one of them. But you may still find yourself standing on the beach in Monterey or at the overlook in Yosemite with a smoker standing next to you.
Few hotels feature balcony rooms, so I guess you won't have that problem. On the other hand, you could simply get a standard outside cabin on the ship with no balcony and solve your problem that way, couldn't you?
If your problem with smoke is so serious that smoke in the outside air bothers you that much... maybe you will just have to "staycation" in your own home with the windows closed and the air conditioner on. The Travel Channel has some good shows on it.
I guess I am being challenged here. I am going to a beach resort that allows no smoking in rooms,and nowhere on the premises. I'm not sure you needed to "smart reply" me unless you are a discouraged smoker who hates nonsmokers. Whatever. You may think smoking is a kick, but try spending some time in some ICU wards in hospitals. You may lose your lust for that tobacco product when you see people gag and beg for breath. I am so done with this thread. Ugh. I agree with Usha, tho. She's always a voice of reason.