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How to Plan Your Vacation to Australia

Sexy Nerd is IMPOSSIBLE to plan a vacation with! He's the kind of person who says things like "Why are you stressing out about this? Just book something." and then complains about everything you consider booking.

I really wanted to include a stopover in Honolulu. It would break up the long flight from LAX to Sydney and only cost a little more than flying directly. With our 5 year wedding anniversary approaching, we had been hoping to revisit our ceremony location and eat our wedding cake (one of the benefits of using a cake that the bakery has in stock every day). Unfortunately, no matter how hard I planned, I just couldn't seem to create an itinerary that included Hawaii. Sexy Nerd kept saying to skip it. He said that a trip to Australia should focus 100% on Australia and that he didn't care about stopping in Honolulu.

So, I showed him an idea for an itinerary. "But I thought we were going to stop in Hawaii," he said, completely crushed.

"Think of the happy times," I remind myself. "The wife is always the #1 suspect when a husband goes missing."

Sexy Nerd recently had a day off. I left him with the task of coming up with a travel plan for our Australia trip. The only requirement was that airfare had to be $1500 or less per person, round trip.

When I returned from work, I asked if it was harder than he'd expected. "Nope," he replied smugly. He had easily planned our Australian airfare for just a little over $2000 each.

Sometimes, I just want to shake him.

Comments

  1. I love planning our travels, and often do group trips too. However my husband is the exact same way as Sexy Nerd! Recently I left him in charge of planning a dive trip to Puerto Rico for us and two friends. Less than a week before departure, I asked who we were diving with and what the schedule was. He hadn't set anything up yet, and was still getting e-mails from the dive operator as we got off the plane on arrival!

    We're leaving for a trip to Disneyland in a couple of weeks. This time I just set everything up how I wanted it, told him he could come along if he didn't complain about it, otherwise he could stay home.

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  2. Men! Of course you could have gotten the same airfare...you were trying not to spend the extra $1000...that might as well be a separate trip to Hawaii. =)

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  3. Travel planning can be a challenge when you have a budget - as most of us do. My husband wants to go to New Zealand.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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