Eventually, you get to a point in time when a trip begins to get real. You’ve already arranged for transportation, whether it’s just a road trip or a flight halfway around the world. You have hotels booked, itinerary planned and even have made arrangements for someone to watch your pets.
Then it hits you. This trip is happening, and it’s happening soon.
It’s a very exciting time of the year here at YMMV headquarters. Halloween has just passed and we’re already doing the pre-work to get the house ready for Christmas. That means there are plenty of totes and boxes spread all over the house and garage in one fantastic, one-holiday-going-out, one-holiday-coming-in mess.
While I dislike the mess, I know that out of this will come a holiday display that will bring joy to us and the rest of the people who come by the house to look at it.
“A Christmas Story” tree
Now watch me strain this metaphor to make it relevant to planning travel for next year.
Nearly 30 (Thirty? UGH!) years ago, comedian Jeff Foxworthy released a comedy album called, “You Might Be A Redneck If…” It peaked at #38 on Billboard. The album included a segment of examples of how you might be a redneck if you do these things. Here’s a TV spot with the routine from 1989:
Epcot, like the rest of the Disney parks worldwide, was never intended to be finished. They’d be expanded, things would change, etc. But there would never be a time when Disney would sit back on its laurels and say, “It’s done.”
Whether you’re a fan or just a recent visitor to Epcot, one of the four parks at Walt Disney World, you know that the park is in the midst of a huge reconstruction. There is construction almost everywhere, including:
I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who feels that the planning of a vacation is almost, or sometimes more exciting than going on the trip itself. There’s so much more that’s involved with setting up the perfect trip. Even more so if you’re planning a trip using points and miles.
I’ve been planning our trip to Germany for close to a year and I’ve hit a milestone. All of our major travel plans are set. The last one happened earlier this week when the message I’d been hoping for showed up in my email at 11:42 PM (while I was asleep)
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