Thursday, May 20, 2010

My first adult vacation

by Brittany Geragotelis

So, yesterday I spent $1,600 with one little click of my mouse. I nearly had an anxiety attack for spending that much money...see, it wasn't all that long ago that I paid off all my credit cards and debt. Since then, I've been saving up my money, letting the amount grow in my savings account for something big. And finally I figured out what I wanted to spend my hard-earned money on.

A trip to Disney World.

Courtesy of Disney
Yes, yesterday I booked my first adult vacation to the happiest place on earth (yeah, I adult vacation to a kids theme park...ironic, huh?). Matt and I had been talking about taking a vacation together (just the two of us) for a while, and we'd both agreed Disney would be a great place to go. So, I began to price out packages and found one that had everything we needed to create a great vacation: flight, hotel, park hopper passes, deluxe dining plan (including 3 meals a day and two snacks; Mmmm, Mickey Waffles) and free transportation to and from the airport. The only other thing we'll have to pay for is the cab to and from the airport here in NYC and souveneirs.

Once I'd finalized the transaction, I got so excited! I love Disney World, but really, it's the vacation itself that has me feeling so adult. I just booked a vacation trip with my boyfriend. I'm at that age where I can choose where I go on vacation and when. I pay for it myself and make all the plans myself. There's something really empowering about that...

Anybody out there planning their own vacation? Tell me about it in the comments!!!