I usually ponder my next trip for a while, before I buy a ticket.
About 3 weeks ago, though, a high school friend IM’ed me at work. I was mid work email, so I was ignoring him. :) And then he wrote something like, “I was talking to Liane last night… and we’re thinking of doing a long weekend in London. Flights are cheap. Wanna come?”
My initial reaction, was… are you guys crazy? But, I checked and there was a direct flight from Seattle for $530. We figured out we could get free hotel on Starwood points. The trip would cost about the same (or less) as a weekend to NYC. Four hours later, I had booked my flight.
I fly out to London tonight and am back on Monday. It’s kinda ridiculous – but you’re only young once, right? 🙂
London Fast facts:
- 1 British Pound = 1.44 USD
- Weather: low 50s F & partly sunny
- Time: UTC + 0 (noon in Seattle = 8pm in London)