Taking a rare vacation – This September, A Viking Ocean Cruise

As a professional travel blogger, I rarely get to take a vacation…because, well, I travel for a living. Taking a vacation for me might be akin to a mechanic never having a running vehicle of his own. Or a maid never having a clean house. I know it might sound a bit strange, but when you travel for a living, it doesn’t leave much time to travel for pleasure. It has been at least 3 years since my last vacation. When I’m not traveling, I’m in front of a computer weeks on end creating content from my travels.

Viking Ocean cruise ship
Photo courtesy of Viking Ocean Cruises

The lack of a vacation is about to change. In late September of this year I am heading to Northern Europe with Mihaela Popa of WorldTravelbug.com as we are taking a Viking Ocean Cruises trip. We are both really excited. This will be Mihaela’s very first cruising experience, and only my second.

Viking Cruises in Bergen Norway
Viking Star christening in Bergen. PHOTO BY: PAUL S. AMUNDSEN

Have you ever been on a Viking Ocean cruise? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience.

If you ever watch any of my videos, you’ll hear me at the end say, “Until next time, we’ll see ya on the road…” This time, I will say Bon Voyage.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. What a vacation! Damn, this sounds like such an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing, will have to start saving for something like this.

  2. Wow, this sounds like such a fantastic trip. Would love to take my husband on something like this.

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