I only attempted cruising as a vacation option later in life. I had been fearful for so long that I would not be able to partake of most of the “cruising life”, including eating, shore excursions, and socializing. Compound those fears with the fear of becoming seasick, and it was not an option for me for a long time. It turns out that I was partially correct with my fears. In my previous cartoon about cruising with IBS, I tried to explore some of the difficulties I experienced, mostly about eating meals. That led me to thinking about what would have made it an optimal experience for me. Of course, that goes under the heading, “fantasy cruising”, and has no basis in reality. But part of me wonders if there might not be a market for a vacation/cruise that caters to people with intestinal issues? We cannot conform to the rigorous routines that “normal” people have. And yet, why not a vacation geared towards us? There are many themed cruises out there which started me thinking, and that led to this latest cartoon. A vacation like this is not limited to a cruise…it could be on land also!