My favorite travel sites.

Here is a list of my top favorite travel sites for alerts and searching.  I mostly use them as a guide for prices I should be able to find and then go to the airline or hotel or company website to book.  I’ve called hotels directly and told them about the price I saw online and got them to book me for a lower price.  This was done without any pressure from me except asking kindly once,  “Can you do any better?”  Even if it was only $5, that’s the $5 that buys me a water at the airport after I pour mine out at security.  I figure every dollar counts.  I’ve called airlines in the middle of the night (during my insomnia phase) and asked when the next sale/special will be posted.  More often than not, employees are willing to share this information.  I search hashtags for the places I’m thinking of traveling to on social media.  I’m also a little crazy when it comes to expectation of prices.  I give myself an absurd challenge and then don’t go until I find it at that price….or I don’t go.  Who would’ve thought you could fly to Europe cheaper than to Florida?  Me.

  1. Travelzoo
  2. Airfarewatchdog
  3. Spirit Deals
  4. About Travel
  5. T&L
  6. AirBnb
  7. Private accounts on Instagram/Snapchat
  8. TravelPirates
  9. Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline… etc.
  10. BookingBuddy
  11. HipMunk
  12. Skyscanner

I know there are tons more out there. I’m still exploring.  These are what I have on my phone or signed up for alerts through e-mail.  If you have a favorite, let me know.

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Summer of 2015

This summer was busy and lazy and fun and boring and sad and joyful.  Here’s the list of things I did in no particular order.

  • Faced my biggest nightmare
  • Fell in love
  • Got my heart broken
  • Went Skydiving
  • Took 4 classes
  • Went to California 5 times
  • Broke my toe
  • Wrote a story
  • Got rid of 18 black bags of stuff from my house
  • Cooked Indian food
  • Reconnected with old friends
  • Made new friends
  • Went deep sea fishing
  • Went to 4 concerts
  • Learned to play the guitar
  • Had 3 wishes come true
  • Watched 43 Ted Talks
  • Marathoned Harry Potter Movies 3 times
  • Watched A Very Potter Musical
  • Did a handstand
  • Hiked Zion 5 times
  • Went to therapy
  • Pursued a dream
  • Went to Disneyland
  • Started 2 blogs
  • Started 2 businesses
  • Marathoned Downton Abbey
  • Got my Chakras Spinning
  • Smudged my house
  • Had my auras brightened
  • My life lines read
  • Went bouldering
  • Sat in the pouring rain
  • Laughed so hard my stomach hurt
  • Cried until my heat healed
  • Spent a day as The Woman
  • Cos-Played Han Solo
  • Saw C3-PO
  • Stayed up all night and watched the sunrise
  • Went to a secret establishment
  • Took a staycation
  • Used Airbnb
  • Used Uber
  • Booked a trip to Europe
  • Read 6 books
  • Planned a trip to Asia
  • Made my own sunblock
  • Wrote 27 letters
  • Kept a journal
  • Left dishes in my sink
  • DIdn’t vacuum in July
  • Skipped meals
  • Ate too much
  • Got too much sleep
  • Didn’t get enough sleep
  • Drove a motorcycle
  • Had toxic withdrawals
  • Went to Comic-Con
  • Changed my name
  • Got caught in a thunderstorm
  • Peeled from a sunburn
  • Made butterbeer
  • Had a wizards duel
  • Saw a ghost
  • Saw an octopus in the ocean
  • Touched a sea-slug
  • Discovered my greatest weakness
  • Turned my greatest weakness into a strength.