I am starting this year with a double challenge. First, I am beginning a three week vacation to South America. Second, I have taken up the #blogboost Challenge to post 31 times in the 31 days of January. (see link at right) Both begin on January 1, 2013.
The text will be written on a netbook that I chose for this trip. Why a netbook? Well, it is lighter than my laptop. I have been down sizing from a 17″ screen to a 15″ screen, and now to a 10″ screen. Weight is one of the main reasons. That should be a topic for another post.
Although the planning has been going on for almost a year, and unexpected changes have been occuring up until the last day before departure, I consider this adventure beginning January 1. That is when things started landing in the suit case.
My wife, Nancy, and I left for the airport at 8:00 PM. The flight was scheduled to leave Toronto fifteen minutes before midnight. However, airports being the busy places that they are, we waited over 30 minutes for another interconnecting flight to arrive with 15 passengers. At noon on January 2 we had a stop over in Santiago Chile. That was just long enough to send everyone that was continuing on to Buenos Aires, Argentina, through a security scan, with all of their carry on luggage. While the air crew was changed, we had an opportunity to explore some of the shops in the airport before we were boarded back onto the same plane, and into the same seats we had pressed into our shape (as best we could) over the last 10 hour flight.The flight from the Pacific coast, across South America, to the Atlantic coast took a meer two hours. After a car ride from the airport to the downtown hotel, the bed looked pretty good. Shortly after 6:00 PM, we were enjoying a great nap on a comfortable bed.
Now for the other challenge. The blog post. Refreshed from a nap and a bath, I submit this as my first entry of the month.
I have read that some people spend more time planning their next vacation than they spend planning their financial future.
Do you have any travel plans for this year?