This year what we have planned is Seattle, San Francisco, Gilroy, Napa and other areas of Northern California. We will also be visiting Kauai, Lanai, Las Vegas, Southern California, and Arizona. Yes, it's going to be a wild ride this year and I look forward to it. Now, for those of you in those areas, you're probably squealing with excitement to want to see us, RIGHT? Well, if you are, please send me an email and I'll see what we can do to make that happen.
For those of you who know me or have been following my blogs, I am an itinerary packer. I fill every minute with activities, sites, restaurants, tours, etc. I hate to waste a minute! And sometimes, I'll be nice and shove a bathroom break or two in the plans. LOL. With that said, unless you contact me asap, it'll be really hard for me squeeze in time to be with you if I don't hear from you soon. I won't be posting the nitty gritty details to each trip. That will come as we go on each adventure.
I have secured all the hotels, car rentals, tours, and sites already. It's just a matter of the right timing before I book the actual flights. Yes, I do it backwards. Most people like to book the air first. Either way you rock it, it's always a "what comes first? the chicken or the egg game" when it comes to travel. I've learned that at about 6-7 weeks out from the actual vacation is the USUALLY (I stress usually) the best time to book the airfare. So, I'll be patient and wait to book our annual October family vacation. It's killing me though. It's like watching the stock market. LOL
Now, why the "how many hats" title? I wasn't sure how I was going to burn up our 2013 points. So, I put it out and offered it to friends and family who were traveling. It didn't turn out to well. In the meantime, I managed to score a very nice condo in Princeville, Kauai. It's an expensive part of the island and a place that I've ALWAYS wanted to stay since my early 20's when I used to work in travel. It's a ritzy town and somewhere I always felt awkward being in. But, now's our turn to "feel rich". That solved our problem with using our points.
Someone messaged me and asked, "Are you a travel agent too?" I laughed. I'm not. I used to work in a travel agency and the knowledge I picked up from that job is what groomed me to be able to book travel and fill itineraries easier than most. I also do taxes. I file my own and file for friends. For the ones I do for friends, it has be very simple cut and dry tax filing. I don't want to be responsible for any possible errors for anyone's taxes but my own. If you have no businesses and few deductions, its a piece of cake.
So, you can add travel agent and tax preparer to my repertoire. Now, you know a little more about me :)