Vacation Planning

January 28th, 2016

I love to travel- not only the actual being in a space, but also doing the research that leads up to the actual travel and the experience. Truth is, I find the planning to be equally as exciting. Learning about new places, new ‘must see’ things, places not to miss when eating out, local customs, cultures and the list goes on.

When I travel somewhere new, I take a lot of notes, plus I make a lot of lists. I plan routes- plus I’ve learned, (after a stressful encounter where our Tom Tom forgot where it was while we were on our way to Austria), that it’s best to print out routes of the path- as a back-up-plan. I’ll admit that I’ve since given “Tom Tom” the proverbial kick to the curb and now use Google Map App exclusively. When I’m out of my area- I pay the little extra for the data plan that allows me to continue to use Google Maps, plus a quick search to find things in the area I happen to be in- like cheap gasoline, and food!

We’ve now entered that time of travel planning again. This time, since we’re going ‘home’ to visit family my travel agenda is a little less jam packed with planning the best things to see and the best way to get there, but more of quality time spent with people I love. What IS a huge part of the planning, though, is the flights. Despite the insanely low prices of a barrel of oil- the prices of air travel are NOT reflecting the change. I’ve been looking for close to a year and finally found great prices on the dates and schedules that we wanted.

Now that it’s done- all we have to do is kick back and enjoy when the time comes. I, for one, can’t wait.

4 Responses to “Vacation Planning”

  1. I am a bit jealous. I need to get out of town and enjoy myself a little.

  2. Victoria says:

    Exciting! I am hoping those airfares start to reflect the price of oil soon. I’ve got plans to make! : )

  3. admin says:

    Me too Vic!! I can’t wait to hear where you’re next travels will take you- and one of these days- either on this side of the pond or that one- we have to meet!

  4. admin says:

    Nasreen- I do hope that you can get a chance to travel and enjoy yourself soon!

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