Friday, February 13, 2009

A Wrench in the Plans

We'd planned to travel to Thailand for next Christmas and I'd timed the dates perfectly to take advantage of all of The Husband's time off for the holidays and shutdown. I had several different options that all involved us being gone 18 days but The Husband would only have to use 7 days of vacation. Well apparently those dates are the most popular time of the year to travel and none of my 5+ scenarios for travel dates will work. And I'm a bit perplexed. Because really who wants to take a really long flight to Tokyo then another long flight to Bangkok that leaves at noon on Christmas Eve and gets into Bangkok at 11:30 pm on Christmas night? Apparently other people besides us. I thought maybe we'd catch Santa while we were in the air.

It also looks like the Holiday Inn isn't offering rewards points nights at the beach resorts we want to visit on Phuket and Ko Phi Phi. Although their website also looks like they have no rooms available at all. So we may be moving up our trip a week or two. We'll still get to take advantage of some of the days off around Christmas but this time we'll be back before the new year. I was looking at spending NYE halfway around the world in a completely different time zone either on the beach or in the crazy city of Bangkok. On the plus side it looks like I'll be rockin' a tan for my NYE party dress even though I'll be in Chicago.

1 comment:

Liz said...


Perhaps the HI rooms just haven't posted availability yet?

Anyway, glad you are still going!