Early this year, Adam and I agreed not to take a vacation this year for financial reasons. We were really struggling, and a vacation is a budget-buster that is easy to cut out of the equation.
Now we have three trips planned.
Our financial situation improved a bit, so we thought, well, maybe we’ll take a quick trip somewhere. But we also decided that we wouldn’t go visit any friends or family, but just get out of town on our own, just the three of us.
Two of the three trips are family visits.
It’s just irresistible. My parents are staying in a campground just 4 hours away for the next month, so we’re going to drive there with the dog for the Fourth of July weekend. Cheap and fun! Then, Adam’s parents told us they’d chip in if we flew down to Florida to visit, and that they’d watch Sam for a couple of days while the two of us took a side trip. How could we say no to that?
Then, Adam has a business trip to New York just after Christmas, so Sam and I will tag along. Going along on Adam’s business trips is an easy and cheap way to travel, but, again, it’s not something we really chose on our own. (But I have been dying to get back to New York lately anyway.)
Most of our vacations are like this – things that fall in our laps. Mostly, they are a lot of fun, and we don’t end up doing the same thing year after year, which I prefer not to do.
But someday…someday…we’ll make it to Italy for our long-delayed honeymoon. Maybe I should start planning now if I want to do it in the next decade.