When I started considering 2009 travel here's what I was looking at:
- Cabo San Lucas - extending a business trip by a few days - brilliant!
- Barcelona - turning three days off from work into a 5 day trip.
- Disney - Polynesian Concierge. I could hardly wait!
- New Orleans (of course) - back to the big easy once more.
- And on my Fall wish list: London/Paris
I actually got to everywhere I’d pre-planned in 2009 except NOLA. Not bad. Cabo and Barcelona were heavenly. The Disney trip ended up also including a few nights on the Animal Kingdom Lodge Concierge (reviews are coming). I took 4 Fall trips to Walt Disney World (blog posts about fan events and festivals are coming)! I spent a long weekend enjoying a town just north of Sacramento and plugging into some seriously healthy living.
Most importantly I got amazing discounts and actually afforded all this jet setting by keeping plugged into destination fan sites and hotel/airline special offers. And I planned a Labor Day weekend trip & my New Year’s trip (the week of) using only points and free night vouchers (I love Starwood & Southwest)!
I consider 2009 a winner – except for the part where I was so busy travelling I forgot to write about it!
For 2010 I’m already moving fast and furious. Mardi Gras, a fan event & a 5K are already under my belt. Destination weddings, girls’ weekends, and many, many Disney trips are planned. Oh and the Mommy and I are going to Jamaica to see family.
But I’m really, really missing Europe. I have no idea how I’m going to work it in since I’m certain I have no vacation time but I’m going to try. Oh and I really want to see Captain EO at Disneyland.
Wondering if all these plans are impossible or Kim-Possible. What do you think? Is there such a thing as too much travel?
A few of my trips last year utilized my new favorite luxury travel saver - cost sharing. Airfare for my Cabo trip and one of my Disney trips were covered by my company – I simply extended the trips for a few personal days on my own dime. If someone else can help pay for your travel (and it's reasonable/legal/responsible) let them!