I doubt there will be any interest here, but I like to take trips sometimes off the path of the typical American tourist. I'm in no hurry to go, anytime before I turn 60 will be OK. So, ...........
Anybody interested in a river cruise on the Amazon for a week or two?
Or how about the Volga River in the heart of Russia and Ukraine from Moscow or St. Petersburg all the way down to the Black Sea? This one takes 2 to 3 weeks. The only thing I know about Russia is from three books I've read recently, but I enjoy seeing things besides typical European palaces, cathedrals and museums.
I have some info about the Volga cruise, but have not checked into Amazon trips yet. Danube River might be a good cruise too, but don't know if that is considered "off the ordinary path" since my parents have taken a luxury cruise on it. Anything else out of the ordinary you have dreamed of, let me know ! I'm a Couch Surf, youth hostel traveler as well as cruise ship guy, but I don't learn new languages well enough to go without some English guide, and ships are nice to travel on even if they are only 2 1/2 star rated. A good companion would be interested in learning some about the culture, and easy to talk with to find out if we could get along. I'm 52 and should get along fine with most that like this idea.
Your comments will be appreciated, even if you can't do this type trip now.
While I'm here, I'm dreaming of a two week trip to HI that includes the NCL Pride of America cruise also.