Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Honeymoon Booked.

I am sorry for the past few days without posts, but I have literally been frantically working on our honeymoon to Bora Bora.  OK, yes I know it is like 11 months out, but I just couldn't help myself.  A few things you may not know about me is I LOVE BOOKING TRAVEL, I also love looking for apartments on craigslist (more on that another day). 

One of my favorite things to do is book new flights on American Airlines.  I have a little notepad on my desk with the breakdown of how many miles I will gain with each trip I take and how many miles closer we will be to first class honeymoon tickets.  I also keep track of how close I am to gaining frequent flyer status.  Everyone can rest assured, now that I booked my flight to Miami for Blogshop in December I will keep my gold status. Phew.  If you are thinking to yourself sucks for Traci because American is going bankrupt, I say to you please shut up.  Thanks.  It won't happen.

So when I started planning this honeymoon I had NO idea how much work fun it would be to book  not only the flights, but also the hotel and activities and meals.  As I mentioned in Friday's post, at midnight on Saturday night the flights were supposed to open from LA to Tahiti.  I called at midnight and the nice lady told me to call back at 2 am my time, 12 am her time.  So I watched two more episodes of "Pretty Little Liars" and then called back.  The tickets were not available.  I called about every hour until Monday morning at 9am, when we finally got our 2 buisness class tickets on the exact time and day that we wanted.  I have been saving these miles for years literally paying for every flight possible so I could book these tickets one day.  As well as stalking my Dad's account to make sure he had enough to help us out.  It felt so good to only have to pay $50 for flights to TAHITI!!

Since the flights have been booked I think I have called way too many travel agents, read way too many reviews and pretty much learned everything you need to know about Bora Bora.  I still have three more flights to book, but I have decided to take a step away from all this craziness and say hello to all of you.

I plan on spending a lot of time posting over the next year because it looks like I can't spend another penny until after the honeymoon.  But I think I will be okay with that.. I mean look...



Alright, so glad I let you into my crazy head.  Have a good day.