Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We Need a Vacation

My husband and I spent a lot of time in airports and cars over the past couple years, but we have not really taken a vacation since our honeymoon almost 3 years ago. We need a chance to relax, explore and recharge our batteries. Unfortunately, it is not likely it will happen until early next summer. As I mentioned, I am starting a new job and will not really have any vacation time for a while and it is really hard for us to get away during the school year. 

This will probably be the last time we get to take a big trip for a few years, so we are taking the following steps to make sure the trip is something to remember.

  • Choosing a destination early – we are not normally good about this, but I think this time we are about 95% sure we know where we will be going. I’ll post more about that once we commit.
  • Saving for the trip early – we have actually been saving for this trip on and off since spring of this year. It is something that we knew we really wanted to do.
  • Researching the area – since the location is somewhere neither of us has been before, we want to make sure we take advantage.
  • Looking for deals – this is all really part of research, but by keeping an eye out, we hope to find some good deals on this trip.   

When I really think about it, with all the travel my husband and I have done together, we have taken very few actual vacations. That is something I would like to change going forward.