2021

Destination Arrival
1 Christiansted, Saint Croix May 1, 2021
2 Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas May 2, 2021
3 Cruz Bay, Saint John May 4, 2021

Destination Arrival
1 Larnaca, Cyprus June 7, 2021
2 Nicosia, Cyprus June 9, 2021
3 Limassol & Akotiri, Cyprus June 10, 2021
4 Paphos, Cyprus June 10, 2021
5 Ayia Napa & Dhekelia, Cyprus June 11, 2021
6 Varosha, North Cyprus June 12, 2021

Monsooners: Mihaela “I’m The Captain Now” Kracun, Donna “Speed Racer” Vo, Ann “Unaccompanied Minor” Wen, Ambrose “The Shrug” Chu, Jeanette “Birthday Queen” Wong, Uriah “Bee’s Knees” Kim, Belle “La-Thai-n” Suppanaya, Deenah “Emancipation Proclamation” Kaneel, Gina “Club Promoter” Marlar, Patricia “Cat Whisperer” Housiem

Remarks: 

“Currently sitting on the plane with Uriah sleeping next to me (thankfully without the alcohol 😂). Jeanette, Uriah and I (although 98% delusional from no sleep) were in shock that we are quite literally going to be In 3 countries at once within 12 hours LOL all while tackling Athens by foot. And both of which are doing this for the first time ❤️ Thank you all for a much needed post pandemic trip full of healing, love and recovery! Forgive me as I had to spend half my weekdays working through the evenings, but I appreciate you all for your patience, and the courage it took to get on a plane to come to a red taped, divided small island in the Mediterranean with 11 other strangers to share your stories, make a new friend and find a new home in us. I can hands down say this trip is the epitome of “independent, strong ass women” LOL this is the biggest group of women on a single trip I’ve witnessed and been on, but y’all crushed it. No drama, just good vibes, good energy, and endless support. 

Deenah, special shout out for producing content and fighting through the exhaustion & your own hardships [back home]. You all took leaps of faith (more than you know) and I’m both humbled and honored you chose to leap with us. Uriah and Jeanette, blessed to be in NYC with you both and thank you for trusting me with your lives in Greece 🇬🇷 Donna, you know I love you but thank you for checking in on me during my work hours to see if I was OK. Mihaela, you already know the deal….don’t get me started. Let’s just cuddle LOL Belle, thanks for coming and being one of the chic-est fashionistas blessing us with your wisdom. Gina, for the best bartender story turned night club private access EVER. Patricia, for shedding new light on architecture and how we observe things from the outside in LOL and for taking the chance to love monsooning. Please don’t be strangers if you’re ever in NYC ❤️ time to have yachts of fun at yacht week 🚤🛥 for an epic reunion. FYI, I won’t be working at all then 😉 we’ll start that online shopping cart soon! And lastly, TY to calvin and ambrose for your patience with us and the awesome company LOLOL safe travels ❤️” – Ann Wen

 

“💛💛 what an amazing trip and so happy to meet you guysss! You are all wonderful and so much funnn. Couldnt have asked for a better group of people! 💛💛” – Belle Suppapanaya

 

“I am a bit late to adding my own thanks and thoughts about the Cyprus Monsoon, but I don’t think I would be able to put together words as well as everyone else. 

Like some people have pointed out this monsoon was a huge leap of faith after a year and a half of being in a frigging PANDEMIC! It reinvigorated my passion for travel and reminded me why I join monsoons in the first place. Everything that happened was a highlight for me, but my favorite was getting to hang out with such a big group of people who got along so well throughout the entire trip! Thank you everyone for all the stories that we made together and for all the future plans that we will make together. You all inspired, encouraged, and touched me deeply with your amazing energy throughout the trip. Until we all meet again, take care and stay strong! ❤️” – Donna Vo

“Had the greatest time ever!! Hope to see u all before yatch week if possible 😂 But for sure we will keep seeing each other on future trips” – Patricia Housiem

 

“What an absolutely amazing experience! Love you all~ 😍😍😍 thank you to each and every one of you who challenged me to see life in a slightly different perspective, and esp to calvin for bringing such awesome people together and guiding us this week! Also thanks all for not uninviting me to yacht week 😅” – Uriah Kim

 

“Each and every one you of incredible humans, THANK YOU for an amazing first monsoon, best birthday EVER (seriously, this was epic),for sharing your stories, wisdom and for being part of such a special experience. This journey was inspiring, meaningful, and reignited the fire to travel the world again post pandemic. Till next time! (yacht week and beyond!! 🛥 ☀️🌊🌎) xoxo ❤️🤗 “ – Jeanette Wong

 

“Calvin, thank you as always for putting together monsoons that bring together such a diverse group of interesting people. Thank you for setting up monsoons where special moments and events have the potential to happen, it’s one of the best parts of monsooning. I really appreciate what you do and your friendship and support during monsoons. But this one was especially touching after such a tough year of being in a pandemic.” – Donna Vo

 

“All of this!!! 😭😂❤️  I was so nervous for this trip and now just feel like the luckiest person in the world to have met you all and spent the past week together. Tackling pandemic travel and life challenges together 👊🏼 

Y’all are badass and I can’t wait for more adventures!!” – Gina Marlar

 

“thanks to you and the crew for a transformational trip, definitely will try to do at least one monsoon a year 😃” – Deenah Kafeel

 

“I’m having a tough time trying to put into words my feelings of this past week. The best I could come up with is that this trip really ‘hit different.’ This past year I felt like I was living outside my body. The past week I felt so present and joyful I stopped myself from crying multiple times a day. (I’m not crying right now, you’re crying)

Being surrounded by you all and engaging in meaningful and playful conversation while exploring a new place has reminded me of the beauty that exists in the world. I hope each one of you knows the immense level of badassaery you hold within you. 

I would love to see you all again soon. I look forward to our paths crossing again in Sardinia. 🌊🚤💃👯👯‍♀️👯‍♂️🧉🍹🍾🍷🥳👙🍳🌅🍭” – Mihaela Kracun

 

“i always learn a little something new on trips calvin. it’s why i keep coming.” – Donna Vo

 

“i probably shouldn’t say this because it will just swell your ego but i think i made major headway in growth from traveling with you.” – Prefers to remain anonymous

 

“Definitely having withdrawals but also back on the hustle!! First day of a new job!! Did my first anesthesia, pacemaker, and emergency patients ever. Working 13 of the next 14 days until another trip. Monsoons are empowering when you are surrounded by baddassery x11 😎🙌🏼” – Jeanette Wong