Thursday, April 16, 2009

At Your Leisure

My list of dream vacations is long and continually expanding. Some places are closer to the top of the list than others and some have long-held their spots, but all are vacations I'd love to experience one day.

One item on the list is to cruise the canals of Europe on-board a hotel barge, like the Golden Odyssey, a private barge-yacht available for charter out of Flanders, Belgium.

This setting looks like perfection. I might not be much of a morning person, but I would love to watch dawn break from the deck chairs.

I'll happily meander through quaint villages as we weave our way through the countryside.

I'm content to dock in small towns

Or larger cities.

A glass of wine as we cruise through Paris? Why, I'd love one. And you?

The deck is a perfect place to relax

And take in the sights... oh,look! It's Notre Dame ahead on the left.

When the night air gets chilly, we can retreat below deck with our glasses of wine and sit by the roaring fire.

With three cabins, including one with twin beds, there is plenty of room for friends.

We'd even have our own bathrooms, as each cabin has one en-suite.

Now, don't mind us if we turn in early. There's champagne waiting, and I hate to keep it waiting long.


alissa said...

ah i knew the second i read the first line of this that i shouldnt read the rest! my travel list cannot get any longer. i need to quit my job and start checking some of these off :)

Treacy said...

Oh my goodness...count me in on this!!!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

this is so beautiful!! my parents are thinking of taking a cruise in europe so i've seen through some brochures but nothing like this!! the outside is charming & gorgeous but i didn't expact the insdie to be so beautiful too!!

have to mark this down as a future holiday!! :)


alice said...

What a cool idea! When do we leave? :)

Georgia B. said...

oh, goodness! that bathroom is fabulous!

vicki archer said...

Wouldn't that just be perfection - cruising along on one of these boats. Dreamy....xv

Blair said...

Oh, I have always wanted to go on a barge trip too! Looks so lovely.. ahh.. one day...

Have a great weekend Courtney! xx blair

Cote de Texas said...

this looks so wonderful!!!! i've always wanted to do this - in France or England or the US too!!!

coco+kelley said...

oh my... i'm not usually one for lengthy stays on boats, but i could definitely handle this. especially with champagne waiting in the bedroom! ;)

corine/hidden in france said...

Ahhhh! Love struck! I'm definitely keeping this post for my 100 things to do before i die inspiration.

Hmm. I realize this sounds morbid. What I meant to say is WOW!

DolceBaci said...

Beautiful...I want to go!

latenightsports said...

That looks like it might be the best vacation ever. It just seems like it would be so relaxing and the scenery would be amazing. I want to do this.