My Love and I are finally making set plans to see each other at the end of my semester!!! This will be my first trip flying out to see him instead of him coming home. I have flown before but this will also be my first flight alone. With that being said, I am preparing early to make things go as smoothly as possible.
My first step was to get a plane ticket. My Love had been searching flights for months so he knew when the best time to purchase was. When that time came, I used Kayak to do so. The best deal for my round trip flight was $540.
Once my flight was booked, and things were actually set in stone, I was in search of a carry-on bag and a luggage set. I was happy to find the perfect carry-on at Goodwill, it was only 5 dollars!!! (No shame in my thrifting game!) Luggage was a little harder to find, but I checked my local Target, Walmart, T.J.Maxx, and Gordmans. I was specifically looking for something that wasn’t black (I wanted it to stand out in the crowd) and something that would be a suitable size for the 10 day trip. Even though I can pack light, I’m going to need quite a bit for that long of a stay. I finally found one that met all of those requirements and was also reasonably priced at Gordmans. It was only $50 (compared to others which were around $80 elsewhere).
My Love and I have also booked our hotels, and with that, have decided to split the costs pretty fairly. I paid for my flight and the first hotel we’re staying at, and he is responsible for the rental car and the second hotel we’ll be staying at.
Things are finally coming along, now all I need to do is pass my classes and pack up!
Have you traveled alone before? Any tips or tricks for a Newbie like me?