Cruise ships are even worse than you think. ProPublica recently published a very alarming and downright dark interactive feature about health and safety on cruises. I’ll come right out and say it: Stop going on cruises. Don’t cruise. Don’t do it.
Meet Mama Lee. Mama Lee is 86-years-old, enjoys ballroom dancing, and has been a full-time resident of a cruise ship for the past ten years. It costs her about $164,000 a year, but it really sounds like she's loving her permanent vacation.
Irv Gordon of Long Island, New York, likes a good road trip around the country. And in the next few months, his loyal Volvo P1800S will have driven 3,000,000 miles. (Gordon keeps track; the odometer turns over every 100,000 miles.) He expects to be on the way to Alaska by then.