It’s almost February and we still have no travel plans for 2016! *gasp* The year started pretty slow for us – we have a few ideas of where we want to go, but haven’t booked anything. This is a little bit shocking to our friends and family who keep asking where we’re off to this year. By this time last year we had already snatched a great deal to Rio. With gas prices continuing to plummet, I expected that there would be a lot of cheap flights, especially to Asia. So, this morning when I found out that American Airlines was having a great sale on flights from major cities in the US to Asia with flexible dates, I tried to jump on it. Continue reading
Trip Report: Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a mix of modern ideas and ancient traditions that exists harmoniously side by side. Steeped in its Chinese roots and colonial influences, Hong Kong blossomed into a vibrant metropolitan city. Similar to New York, Hong Kong is well known for its expansive skyline and dense population. Hong Kong is intense, there is a constant buzz that creates an energy that radiates throughout the city. Every time you visit, you peel back the layers and discover more things to love about this city. This trip report summarizes all the blog posts related to our trip to Hong Kong and provides a break down of the cost.
- Time Cost
- Total Days In Hong Kong: 4 days
- Total Days Off From Work: 2 days
Mileage Run: Vienna
Last night, while we were watching TV and decompressing after a very long week, Fausto casually mentioned to me that he reserved tickets to Vienna, Austria on Halloween weekend. And when I say weekend, I literally mean weekend. We are going on another mileage run (a short trip that helps you accumulate more miles in your airline program and achieve status).
I am relatively new to this whole weekend travel business. Before, when I think of traveling, I usually think of a trip that lasts for at least a week (anything shorter doesn’t seem to be worth the airline ticket). You need time to acclimate and familiarize yourself with your new surroundings, not to mention you need time to relax and really enjoy being away. This past year, due to work and personal obligations, we were very short on time. That’s when Fausto convinced me to take a weekend trip to Tokyo and Seoul on Thanksgiving weekend. Two cities, across the other side of the world in four days, sure why not. I find that it’s usually not too hard to convince me to go somewhere, especially some place I’ve never been.
Cheap Flight Alert: NYC to Multiple Destinations
If you are looking to go to Europe and/or Asia for cheap, check out Priceline right now. Due to a pricing mistake (yay us!), Priceline is showing fares from New York to Milan and Prague to Tokyo for $237. Or if you so incline, you can switch out Tokyo for Bangkok for $359. These are multi-city fares and were priced out today around 10:30 am and they still work. Multiple dates and cities are available, but you have to be persistent and flexible as you play around with the different combinations.