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The Cavalry is coming 



I sign off the Noordam tomorrow after 6 consecutive  cruises. This is the last stop before Ft Lauderdale--Half Moon Cay. White powder sandy beaches, vivid  blue water and these wonderful horses.

I used to think working on cruise ships was bad, but I stopped thinking- I guess I have ship for brains!

The need to break free and sail away is ancient, enduring and incessant. Voyages   trigger a concept called   psychological distance: Something about the experience of leaving your place  creates a shock and awe, a pathway  into a new perspective that floods the brain with ideas. For me, this shift in perspective starts as soon as I'm on   a cruise ship   Ships are weirdly the most lucid part of my life. Every cruise I take somehow changes my life in some way.
The actual cruise   might be four days or a week, the anticipation of   Norwegian Fjords cruise, for instance was months  and the memory will probably  last for years or forever. So, while I   focus  on the joy of the doing the cruise  there is  joy or anticipation and the joy of  THE memory of it all the time.
Travel is an art and a science-- proven to alter perception, personality and may even rewire your brain. That’s what I mean by Ship for brains. The novelty and unique one-of-a-kind experiences drives up levels of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that gives you optimism, energy, curiosity and creativity.  My brain made me travel...

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