So a couple weeks ago, JetBlue offered an unbelievable promotion – $700 for an all-you-can-fly buffet in one month!
(The deal was – you buy a ticket & can fly anywhere JetBlue flies as MANY times as you want from September 7th through October 6th. All domestic taxes are included, while international taxes such as flights to Aruba, Columbia, St Lucia, would be extra [about $100 each round trip in case you were wondering]. You have to book 3 days in advance to any trip, and the last flight must take off before 11:59 PM October 6th.)
After just finishing school, I
decided knew that I had to take advantage of this. I booked my ticket and immediately texted two of my friends who I also knew would have the flexibility & the mulah to take part – Lenny & James. Lenny works as a videographer and James works as a photographer both doing both doing work similar to mine. I figured it would turn out to be an awesome combination for extravagant vacations to the Caribbean, New York, Chicago – all with stellar photography and videography to document.
Then the dreaded part.
By the time they went to book their tickets, the promotion had sold out. I was bummed. I had already thought up plans of making a video of the highlights of the trip with us & pitching it to JetBlue. While I was disappointed, a new kind of excitement came to me – I would be traveling on my OWN to different cities, states, and countries for the next MONTH. It was a big rush.
I know some people who can’t seem to be comfortable going to a concert, movies, or out to eat on their own. Not me – I have no problem taking life by the reins and making my own fun. While I’d prefer having friends along for the adventure, the experience on its own is enough for me to enjoy the journey.
So there I had it – the plans, schedule, itinerary – all up to me. Here’s the plan:
1. San Francisco, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe
2. Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver
3. St Lucia (Caribbean)
4. New York, Chicago
Here’s a photo from my bus ride up to Long Beach (one of the down-sides is that San Diego only flies to NY and boston, so to get to west coast cities I’ll need to take the hub in Long Beach Airport)