Thursday, March 22, 2007

Anchors Away!

Why just go on a trip, when you can go on a trip and indulge one of your favorite activities at the same time? Combining hobbies or interests with cruises or foreign travel is a growing segment of the overall travel industry.

Barbara Spohn and Michele Morton have developed a travel business that concentrates on the "interest" segment called Travelling Together. Their trips appeal to those interested in knitting, quilting, needlepoint, embroidery or gardening.

Which hobby would you like to indulge while travelling this year?


Janel at beebonnet report has organized a knitting cruise of Alaska's Inner Passage with two great teachers. Cookie A. from Knitter's Anonymous will help you learn to design your own sock patterns, while Stephanie Gausted will be teaching spinning! Departure is August 25th for the 7 day cruise.

Prefer a different Princess?? Stitch Divas depart on September 8th for a 10 day Inner Passage Cruise with Jennifer Hansen and Tina Whitmore.

Beth Collins, owner of UniqueOne yarn shop in Camden, Maine, will be on board The Isaac Evans again this summer to provide informal knitting or crochet instruction. Because of the popularity of this trip, the September cruise has been expanded to 4 days and a second cruise in June has been added. (hurry there is only berth available).

Quilting Trips:

The American Quilter's Society is offering a 10 day "Batiking in Bali" adventure, which allows the participants to see Balinese batiks being (b)manufactured. is offering 6 unique quilting trips over the next two years while Sew Many Places has 10 cruises lined up so far! Choose your destination and have fun!

Pat Dalton offers to take you to China for an in-depth look at the art of Chinese embroidery, history, and the Chinese culture.

If all this isn't enough, Deb Richardson decided she wanted to go on a winter cruise and invite as many bloggers as could afford it to come join her! An artsy-bloggy cruise-fest!!

While researching this story, I found a delightful story written by Dominique Gaherty about the Windjammer annual knitting cruise. Makes me want to grab my life preserver and hit the water!

This blogpost, crossposted at BlogHer

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