Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Less Than 3 weeks of sleeps
Part of my obsession is TripAdvisor. Never heard of it? Oh then my friend, I have no idea how you're planning the perfect vacations! TripAdvisor is a place for regular folk to go and rate every part of their trip. Hotels, restaurants, activities... I almost always stay at the #1 choice whenever I go anywhere and TA has never been wrong.
I admit it, I'm also a tad obsessed with the Forums. People go on there to ask questions of people who have been to a place before them. The info on there is invaluable, but more then that it's highly entertaining. Oh the things that people talk about! How about a man who wanted to know if other people wore thongs at the All Inclusive we'll be staying at? Or the other man who wanted to know if his wife would be safe at a local strip joint. How about the people who wanted to know if you HAVE to use pesos in Mexico. Or the people complaining that no one where they were spoke English. And the many MANY posts about beach chair etiquette (to save for a friend, or not to save! That is the question!) Awesome.
But there's also a few annoying forum habits that seem to permeate the whole site. For instance: "sleeps". Oh good grief, if I have to read another post about how many 'sleeps' people have left before they get to go. That's not cute, that's annoying.
Well, fine, we have like 18 sleeps until our Yucatan trip. And I can tell you, it can't come fast enough. We have so much fun stuff planned (Mayan ruins, playing with monkeys, snorkeling in Cozumel, cerveza and beach laying...). The best part is no cell phones or email. I can't wait to get away from life!
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.