Tomorrow (Sept 12, 2014) I depart on the pirate adventure.
To be clear: This is not a normal cruise. It is a re-positioning journey. The ship is leaving one market (Canada) and going into service in a new part of the world (Japan). The trip will take 17 days to go from Vancouver to Tokyo, with a one day layover planned in Vladivostok, Russia. That includes 9 straight days crossing the Pacific ocean with no land in sight.
A group of us signed up and got a block of rooms. My friend Tynan organized the whole thing, and my roommate is none other than Amit Gupta. We have a few shenanigans planned, as well as ample books and learning projects.
In a fit of excitement, I ordered a lot of questionable items from Amazon to cause trouble on the ship. Mardi Gras masks, green bandanas, a big gold chain, kites, a book about speed reading, a journal about Magellan’s first circumnavigation, plus a dozen 4” plastic Winner trophies.
This is the first real vacation that I’ve taken since starting Museum Hack over a year ago. “Vacation” seems like a dirty word to me as an entrepreneur… an indulgence or an extravagance. I’m not sure I will know what to do with myself away from the city and the Met for so long. I bought a set of water color paints and a “Learn How to Draw” book.
The internet is expensive on the ship — up to $2 per minute, I hear — but I love Museum Hack and imagine it’ll be hard to stay away from an email sync for too long. If you need to reach me, email to email@example.com
Time to pack!