Vacation Time

So being a Flight Attendant’s wife has changed the way we vacation and plan for vacation.  I am the type of person that decides where we will go on vacation a few months in advance.  Then I spend lots of time searching for a hotel and flights and the things we are going to do when we get to our destination.  I have even been known to buy a book to see what we should do months before we leave for vacation.

Well, ever since my husband became a Flight Attendant we can no longer go on vacation that way.  First off I’m hoping my mother can come on vacation with us this year, but she does not have her passport yet and we are waiting to see if she will get it.  By the way we are going on vacation the end of next week.  Depending on if she gets it or not will decide where we go.  If she doesn’t get her passport we will stay in the country and if she does we will go on an international trip.

So instead of booking a hotel in advance I now scour priceline and last-minute hotel websites to see if I can book a hotel the night before we leave.  When we went to Paris I booked the hotel the night before.  Instead of booking a flight months ahead to get the cheaper price I will now book the flight the night before and hope that here are no weather issues or cancelled flights for the same destination.  I also prefer to leave early in the morning, the first flight if necessary.

I tend to look at hotels and the flight daily just to see what has changed and what is still available.  This way I can get a feel for where we might stay or if we will even be able to take that flight in or if we will have to change flights at the last minute.