Sometimes you just need to be alone. Perhaps you’ve decided finally it’s time to write your hard-boiled detective novel. Maybe you’re inspired to develop that business plan you’ve been talking about for years. Or, you just want to get away and think. One key to moving forward is to find the place where the creative juices will freely flow. While Herman Melville wrote much of Moby Dick at the Manhattan’s New York Society Library, others, such as E. B. White and D. H. Lawrence, favored isolated wilderness cabins in which to write their masterpieces. Finding a conducive, distraction-free environment is no easy task. Texts, emails, phone calls, and people constantly impinge on your good intentions to really focus. So, here are a few ideas for locales that might enable a tete-a-tete encounter with your muse, or just a vacation where you can get away from it all.
Cruise Ship Suite: Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise
Each year during the fall, a large number of cruise ships sail from northerly ports in Europe to more southerly ones in the Caribbean. Called repositioning cruises, such voyages consist of long stretches of uninterrupted days at sea. If you want, you can ignore the activities and entertainment on board and hunker down at the desk in your cabin and attend to your private business. Most ships have at least some semblance of in-room Internet connectivity and a business center with printers. Repositioning cruises are often relatively inexpensive. A two-week cruise on a luxury cruise ship with food and drink included runs less than $200 a day per person. Plus, the cuisine is usually good, and somebody else cleans your room with an ocean view.
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