You know that feeling you get when you finally book your plane ticket to somewhere you’ve never been?
Sure, you may have been talking about your upcoming trip for weeks, or maybe even months, but it doesn’t actually become real until your airfare has been purchased and paid for. Once you get that confirmation email with your departure information, though, it hits you right in the feels.
I still get that giddy school girl feeling in my stomach when I start planning another trip. And this week was a special one because I got to experience that feeling twice! That’s right, we booked two trips this week… well, at least the airfare.
This was a great week for airfare deals. Not sure why, but we found prices hundreds of dollars cheaper than they were just last week, so we didn’t waste any time and booked.
Now, I get to start planning our next trip. We will head to Belize in June, so I’ve been researching the country, activities you can do with children in tow, where to stay, transportation options, safety and the possibility of visiting Guatemala’s World Heritage Site, Tikal, while we are in Central America.
I’ve never been one to use a travel agent, so I put a great deal of personal time and effort into planning our trips. I’m kind of a nerd in this way. I love reading about other countries, skimming through travelers’ reviews, and plotting our itineraries. My husband jokes about how much time I spend on TripAdvisor and similar websites, but when you travel with a kid, you have to be prepared.
So, while we are stuck in Oklahoma for a couple more months, I’m daydreaming of warm beaches, lush jungles, mysterious caves and Mayan ruins. And I’m probably driving all my friends crazy talking about it. (Sorry, friends… you know who you are.)
For those who have been to Belize or Guatemala, feel free to leave any tips or advice in the comment section. I’d love to hear your personal experiences!