Nice TO MEET YOU,
I’M Gabriel Pena! : )
My journey to travel the world began back in late 2011 when I was looking to take my first big trip overseas. I had saved up $3,000 and originally had my eye on Europe. I had began looking at prices on flights and hotels that would work best with my budget. I became quickly overwhelmed and decided to call my older brother Michael who had been stationed in Italy and was fortunate to have traveled around Europe. After consulting with my brother I remember him telling me.....
“BRO", I have traveled every nook and cranny all over Europe, if you want to get the best bang for your buck you have to go to Thailand. Everything from the hotels to the food is four times cheaper then in the USA. That’s were I am headed.
Three months later here I was. In “THAILAND” with my brother.
With my brother on the left and a Thai fighter on the right
Temple in Thailand. Hanging out at beach on the right
My 2003 deployment to Iraq.
Inside Saddam's Palace back in 2007.
Although I am very grateful of the free trip, I wouldn’t really have called it a vacation, but I made the most of my stay.
So back to Thailand, I had a blast. I was hooked on traveling. The traveling bug had officially hit me and I couldn’t wait to take my next trip. I asked myself how would I be able to afford my next trip. How could I visit several countries in one go without having to put myself in debt? Well after doing some heavy thinking and procrastinating for the next four years. I ended up joining a cruise club that would allow me to save big time on cruises as well as allow me to make some additional income on the side.
I then knew I wanted to make it my quest to help families cruise the world for a fraction of the cost. Which is why I created the cruise club global blog.
Paseo Del Morro, San Juan Puerto Rico
At the beach in Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Aboard the MSC Divinia
With my Daughter. My number one inspiration and motivation.