For every travel success, there's a failure
Lesson learned. You WILL eat snacks on vacation. Every day! Budget for it! It sure adds up on a 15 day trip.
Not all of it was essential, but in the rush and stress of the moment it was just done. Not all of it was unpleasant – but after 2 days, the expensive coffee shop lattes were not even a treat anymore, just pure fuel to survive the day. The most depressing moment came when I realized one of us could have flown to Maui for the duration of the visit. And the other one not far behind.
But it will make me think long and hard about budgeting and planning far in advance of the next family visit and, if we really want to travel for a future Christmas, I know we’ll be able to find the money.
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. Have you ever learned a hard lesson from a trip?
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