Low risk taker over here. I'm an auditor/fraud examiner/master diver/divemaster/life guard/dive control specialist (last test a few hours ago - yipee!). Yet I manage to travel the world taking a 1 through 11 year old in tow, diving with sharks and rays, camping with grizzly bears, rattlesnakes, fire ants, and etc. with all our fingers and toes intact.<g> Its all about managing risk and mitigating controls. I don't take kiddo anywhere I have not scouted out real well. Both kiddo and I are also CPR/First Aid/AED certified and able to handle emergencies. Twenty years before Cruisemates cruise folk were exchanging info and that is the name of the game. Know where you go before you arrive there. Know your local areas so you walk like a local and can focus on suspicious people and the surroundings. Always have contingency plans. Learned this well in the days when exit interviews were required to get permission to go abroad.
Originally Posted by Angelgal
I am the type of person that hopes and dreams of going places but a lot of the times I don't go because I am not a high risk taker. I am more of a person who wants a sure thing where I am guaranteed that everything will go smoothly. BUT TODAY...... I decided to take my chances and booked a hotel with no refund if I change my mind. But I said to myself that I wasn't going to change my mind even if things go wrong. It is time for me to change my personality and take risks. I have been wanting to visit Victoria BC for three years now.... and finally I have taken the risk of buying my cruise/hotel/air.... and I hope that everything works out for me. My intuition tells me it will.
Every year I hoped I could find a friend to go with me but I feel that even if I have to go by myself..... I am finally going.
I like cruising because once I am on the ship everything is there for me to enjoy including the ports. I don't have to worry about packing or unpacking for each port if I was traveling by land. I don't like making decisions for myself but I have to if I want to travel. Angel gal