- “I’m sorry I’m annoying, forget I asked.”Skipping into the weekend like...🧚🏻♀️🧚🏻♀️ @laurenmanteiIt’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since this picture was taken in the restaurant on our cruise, somewhere in the waters between Skagway and Victoria - a lot has happened these last 7 days with back to school craziness! I am so lucky to be able to spend so much time with my grandparents. From climbing castles in Scotland to cruising through Alaskan fjords, to sleepovers when it was too snowy to drive home on the highway, to now living just 5 minutes away from a cup of tea together, I always have the most amazing time with these two. I love you ♥️♥️My favourite part about travel is meeting amazing new friends, and this trip was no exception. Hard to believe that 48 hours ago, I was showing these dudes around Victoria and then closing the cruise club down at 3am, getting into the kind of chats you only seem to really have with travel friends, and tonight I’m having tea on the couch, getting ready to begin year 3 of teaching! But I guess that’s what we call life! Can’t wait to catch up on the slopes!This was my 7th cruise, and this is probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done on one. I got the chance to participate in The Voice of the Ocean! We auditioned on the first night, and the top 6 made it through to the finale on the last day. We got to rehearse all week with the band and perform in the theatre in front of a full audience. I didn’t win - the woman who did had one of the most incredible voices I’ve ever heard. But, I did get a 3 chair turn (partially thanks to the very loud cheers from @atsawyer14 and @_michaelsawyer in the front) and made it to the top 3! It was such a fun experience and I met the nicest, most lovely singers, and got to see backstage of a cruise ship theatre - what an experience!! Expect lots of pictures and stories about my cruise for the next week or so 😊The sweetest corner of Skagway 🍭 🍬Woke up to an ocean and glacier view, hows your morning going?Grandma and grandpa are proud of me ☺️ such a beautiful way to start the cruise!!!Catching up with Dean Brody, it’s been a minute since we saw him last!