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Making Advance Travel Plans

July 14th, 2013 at 03:33 pm

We're planning a trip overseas, to DH's native country, in September. We'll be on slightly different schedules. DH is going to depart 4-5 days earlier than me to visit customers, and possibly make a stopover in a different country to explore some business opportunities. Our return flights will leave on the same day, but he'll be coming straight home and I'll be stopping off on the West Coast to visit family for a few days, so we'll be on different flights. I'll be gone 2 weeks.

This trip will be different than previous trips because we are going to do a lot of traveling around, visiting 6 different cities. (Usually we just visit 1 city, occasionally 2.) Lots of aunties & uncles have been begging us to visit, plus I want to take DH to the town where I did a home stay while in college. Now that we are without pets, it is the right time to do a longer trip.

So, we'll be buying rail passes. That will be an expense that we don't usually incur.

Today we booked my flights using DH's airline miles. $53 for airline taxes & fees. (His ticket will be a business expense; he is going to purchase his ticket and is monitoring prices. He is very good at pouncing when the prices hit bottom or near to it.)

DH also booked one of our hotel rooms using his Best Western points. FREE

I haven't tried to pencil out a budget yet, but if I had to throw out a ballpark guess it would be $2,500-3,000 for the 2 of us, with the rail passes being the most expensive item.

P.S. - We are holding off on looking at adoptable dogs until we get back from this trip. Well, I peek from time to time, but nothing serious .....

4 Responses to “Making Advance Travel Plans”

  1. Analise Says:

    Using points for travel expenses is something I do whenever possible. It sure saves a bundle. $53 for a trip overseas is about as low as you can get. Hope you have a wonderful trip and be sure to post photos.

  2. Wino Says:

    I love to travel for any reason at all. I like meeting the people, eating the food, and seeing the sights. I hope DH takes you around to some of the countryside as well as meeting the family.

  3. IndianGal Says:

    $53 is a fantastic price. Good for you for using your miles. I love travelling and can't wait to do more of it once I have my debt under control.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Looks like you have been doing some heavy duty planning for this. Good job!

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