Joe and I will happily tell you that he is ALLLLL about the points and miles and hotels and flights and I’m all like, “As long as we get from Point A to Point B and everywhere is clean, I’m good.” This isn’t to say that I don’t appreciate the befits of his hobby; just that I was just as happy when we didn’t travel “fancy.”
I’ll even tell you a little secret – part of the reason why I pushed for Joe to start this blog was because he’d talk incessantly about what credit cards can get you this many points and how difficult it was to get into that lounge and an airline that I’d never even heard of has lie-flat seats in Business Class. IN BUSINESS CLASS! CAN YOU IMAGINE? And I was all like, “Whatever. My favorite airline ever was People Express (where you paid for your flight, cash only, after the flight took off, and they sold Rachel’s Brownies, which were the best brownies in the world, for 50 cents each) and what’s wrong with Holiday Inn Express?” He was already thinking about starting the blog as a way to teach our friends what we do, but I pushed Joe to write it so he could sublimate his obsession into written form, instead of telling me about everything for almost an hour during dinner every night.
And it worked 😉
But meanwhile, along parallel likes, I think I just identified the ultimate “My spouse is not really into the whole travel thing” story…
A reader sent this to us. Exact details are fuzzy but apparently, it came from a woman who worked in the Netherlands quite a bit and her husband was visiting the area for the first time, without her. He was known to be “travel impaired” so she put together directions, with photos, to make sure he got to his destination easily.
My apologies for the photos being so small – it came from a cell phone and we had no access to the original photos. Lower down I posted what she wrote, to make it easier to read.
By the way, I hear that even with all those awesome directions, he still got lost. I guess some people just aren’t made for solo travel 😉
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