Archive for September 2012

Recent Thoughts on Airfare   Leave a comment

So. Random travel observation. Airfare is a beast. We all know that…especially with rapidly rising airfares.

Iceland air continues to be a good fare to Europe, but NOT ALWAYS! On our upcoming one-way flight to Amsterdam, yes, they were the bomb. Even “Saga Class” (their version of 1st) was 1/2 the price of booking economy on KLM or Delta for a direct flight. Freakin’ crazy!

However, as I’ve searched for Boston to London in February (can I look more off-season?) 1800flyeurope.com is coming up a good $120 pp cheaper than any other price I can find. I’m still a hold out (foolishly I suppose) as I’m used to paying no more than $600 r/t for London and the best I can find is $765. My friends that travel between the States and London assure me I’m getting a good price (by today’s standards). And a price far lower than my British friends can command. But, I’m offended by these prices and refuse to book…so far!

Posted September 29, 2012 by cubechick in Land Based Vacation Planning

It’s almost time!   Leave a comment

Believe it or not, we leave on our Mediterranean adventure in 9, count ’em, 9 days!

Have I packed anything?  Nope!  Made piles of stuff?  Nope!  OMG, this is so unlike me.  I just printed out our packing list last weekend!  Normally I’ve done that a month out, but I’m just so behind this time.  No clue why.

On the other hand, I’m ahead of the game in some areas.  Have already gotten Euros, notified the credit card companies, stopped our mail, and arranged for the car to/from the airport.

So this weekend, it will be pack, pack, pack!  I can hear the cries of “How on earth did we think we could bring just one suitcase????” ringing through the air already!  I may need wine to get me through it! 😉

Starting Friday October 5th, keep an eye out for updates.  I’ll try to post at least a couple of times,  “live from” while we travel.  It’ll all depend on how well the internet gods do!

Ciao for now!

 

 

 

Posted September 26, 2012 by cubechick in Western Med Cruise!

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