Monthly Archives: November 2011

Things are coming together

I am all set (knock on wood) for my trip to TN this weekend travel wise.  I still have no idea what I’m going to get my brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law.  I really wanted to give them the gift of travel.  When I was in community college, a very wise professor, Dr. Earl Paul, told me that a person just needs one good trip to get the travel bug.  But once they have it, they will want to explore for life.  I want to share that with them.

But, my problem is money.  I was going to use a combination of work points and Skymiles to get them two domestic tickets.  But to do that, I would have had to forsake my Washington DC trip all together.  Seeing as I am going on this trip with a very dear friend who has had her past few vacations cancelled by her would-be travel companions, I decided not to.

Since they are moving into a brand new house this week, I’m going to be practical and get them things from Target or JCPenny (because I have a credit card with them that has a zero balance right now).

Speaking of DC, I have all the Skymiles I need for that trip now and all the points I need for the hotel.  Free airfare and free hotel – those are the two biggest costs of traveling!  holla!

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