Monday, December 12, 2016
Spur of the Moment?
I am known for my detailed, far-far-far in advance planning of travel and adventures. Then there was the trip to Greece a decade ago. I kept putting off making a commitment. The office was a little in flux and I was unsure what was going to happen there. Finally I cornered the boss while she desperately waited for coffee to brew one morning and insisted on an answer. She said, Go! we will find a way to resolve the questions in the office.
So with less than 90 days to go, I made plans. As I recall I cashed in 100,000 frequent flyer miles for a seat in coach, making it the equivalent of full fare in coach. (That came in handy when I missed the last flight of the day on a connection coming home and made it home anyway that night.) We booked a nice hotel and away we went. I am so glad we went. The job lasted a couple more years for me, and a decade longer for someone else. If I had waited, we would have missed the opportunity to have fearless Kent as our tour guide and driver. He took us to see things we never would have found on our own.
How far ahead do you need to plan your adventures?