As I search for plane tickets to go to Thailand over the holidays this year I have two overwhelming feelings. The first is…Ssshhhiiiiittttt! This is expensive. That ruminates for a few minutes every time I check the ticket’s price tag, which is never under $1000. Then the second wave hits me where I realize that it is getting harder to justify these lavish vacations.
I started the year off with a four-city tour of western Japan, followed that with a trip to Beijing. Had a lovely swim in paradise, otherwise called Ogasawara Island, then took an impromptu jaunt to The States right before a excursion around Taipei.
This year has been a whirlwind of travel, but the greatest truth is that travel is immensely addictive. As much as I have done this year, I want more. The more places I go, the more I want to go farther, longer, and deeper into that vast world out there. And believe me, if motivation alone could carry me, the wind would have whisked me far away along time ago. Alas, my greatest obstacle, money.
Don’t get me wrong, I make a decent wage, but traveling like I do, and trying to be responsible with putting little of my expenses on credit to be paid back at a later date leaves you without much in the old bank account.
Guess that’s just a quandary of life. So what discount-travel websites do you frequent?