Going on a Mediterranean cruise was at the top of my bucket list this year. My choices were to leave from Rome, Venice or Athens. I chose to leave from Venice as I knew I would want to spend some time there once I got back. I had only been to Venice for a couple of days a few years ago and it rained the entire time.
I also wanted an itinerary that visited the Greek island Santorini. Although I visited there two years ago I was very sad while I was there. I learned that our Black Lab named Shadow, who was around 16 years old, was extremely sick as my plane was boarding in Athens. I could not have made it home on time to say goodbye to him. It would've cost $3500 for a one way ticket to get home.
I did think about just going home as I felt terrible that my husband was alone. We knew shadow had been very ill for a long time, but I really didn't think anything (or hoped) nothing bad would happen when I was so far away.
Here is the post I wrote about what happened:
What Do You Do When a Tragedy or Emergency Happens at Home While Traveling?