Ok, so now that we got the really easy answers out of the way, I'll try to tackle a few more. I've pulled out all the travel related questions and answered them here. Should you not care about this at all, stay tuned for another installment answering questions related to the renovation.
Sarah Marie said... You do so much travelling to truely amazing, wonderful places. Is this business travel? Or do you and your husband just like to travel for fun? I love to travel and would love any tips if you have them about how to travel affordably...do you book your travel online and have any great sites that help save money when booking?
All of the travel you see me post about is leisure travel. (If I were working, there would be no opportunity to do anything blog worthy as all I'd see is the inside of an office building.) So yes, we love to travel for fun.
One way we are able to hit more destinations is that our trips tend to be on the shorter side. Its a lot easier to bring down the total bill of a trip when you only stay a few days versus two weeks. Ideally we'd love to stay longer but we have limited time and resources so opting for more frequent, short trips allows us to be more spendy in our accomadations. And while I know that may not be appealing to all, it works for us. We often tend to travel in off or shoulder seasons to take advantage of any deals that might arise.
We do book almost all of our travel online after a bit of research and comparision shopping. Pre trip I do loads of lurking on the travel message boards and guest review sites like tripadvisor but I almost always buy a real paper guidebook. I just like having something to refer to that doesn't require an internet connection.
Melanie said... What place did you use for your frequent flyer miles?
We use American Airlines (or their partner airlines) almost exclusively. Doing so makes a real difference in how many miles we accrue and how we are able to use them.
vanessa said... How do you decide where to travel to next? How do you recover from such quick trips? Do you have a car, if not how do you get your groceries home?
We usually have about 10 places we'd love to travel to at all times. So when an opportunity arises to visit one of those locales, we like to jump on it. But its always a tough decision - the world is far too big and there is far too little time to go everywhere we dream of. Jet lag is definitely a problem and as we've gotten older, it only gets more difficult to bounce back. Sometimes no matter what you do to avoid the side effects, you just can't beat your internal clock so we're a bit tired for a little while longer. Not fun but not a big deal really when you consider how much fun the trips are. I do not drive but Mr. Limestone does and we do own a car. But groceries don't require a drive - our grocery store is around the corner!
Jen said... Where do you think your next trip will be?
Well, I know where my next trip will be as we have already planned it along with a few others this year but Ill keep that as a surprise. I don't like to jinx my vacations :) As far as where I'd like to go that I haven't already bought a ticket for? I'd love to go to Isreal and Jordan. The middle east is very fascinating to me and I've never been. We've never been to Australia or New Zealand so maybe we'll get an opportunity to do one of those in my lifetime. Seeing the aurora borelis at the north pole or the emperor penguins at the south pole both sound pretty amazing. In terms of closer destinations I'd love to go to Montreal. Really, I could make this list pages and pages long. I pretty much want to go everywhere.
littlealexa said... Have you visited Chicago?
Actually its funny you mention this because were talking about this not long ago. We've never done a proper trip to Chicago although we would like to. I've always wanted to go to the Oprah show but she never returns my calls! :)
Naz said... How many states have you visited in the USA?
Mr. Limestone has been to a lot more states than I have for a variety of reasons. So Im going to just answer for myself. I've been to 24 states if I include NY and exclude anyplace I just passed through. If you are curious those are: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
I think that was all the travel questions that were posed. Since it was suggested to me by some very nice readers, I'm going to do some more deep dive travel posts in the future. But if there is anything else you would like to know, just ask.