While we’re very aware there are much more important things going on in our country and world this summer, we are finding small joys wherever we can. We thought we’d share a few of our latest discoveries and tips. (But also, while we’re at it, this is a good time to make sure you’re registered to vote¬†and to buy some stamps from the USPS!)

For newbies and skeptics, we present the decadent Norwegian Bliss.

If we’re being honest, we’re not sure we’ve ever fancied ourselves official “cruise people.” However, the massive, luxurious Norwegian Bliss may have us changing our tune. Here are some reasons this brand-spanking-new vessel might also shift your thoughts about a fascinating mode of travel and seeing the world.