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Getting into Holiday Mode

Posted by on October 3, 2007

We’re now down to less than 3 weeks before we board the plane that will take us to England and I think I can safely say I’m panicking a little. I woke up this morning from a dream that we were due to leave on our holiday tomorrow, knowing full well that we hadn’t finished organising everything yet. So, to try and alleviate some of my fears, I finally went ahead and booked our hire car for England today. We’ll be driving around from 10am Oct 24th to 5pm Nov 2nd, which gives us about 10 days to see a good proportion of the UK (I’d say England, but we’re going to Cardiff in Wales as well).

The only UK accommodation we’ve pre-booked has been our first night in London, which will give us more flexibility to decide how long we stay and where for the rest of the trip. I must say, I’m actually looking forward to going back to the Generator Backpacker’s Hostel with my family. I’m glad I e-mailed them and was told we’d be welcome there, as last time I was there I was alone and – well, I wasn’t sure whether a family with a small baby would be welcome in a Backpacker’s. It’s probably the cheapest place to stay in London that I’m aware of, though, at only 50 pounds a night for the three of us.

We also received our passports back a couple weeks ago with our Brazil visas stamped in them. I was thrilled about this, as I’d been a little worried Jeremy had sent them to Canberra via regular, rather than registered post.

I’d say probably the last things I want to do now before we leave is to book our car hire in Denver (and perhaps Boston, too) and our accommodation in Portugal and Canada. It doesn’t sound like much, but I’m getting a little sick of using the Internet to find this kind of information – there’s too much choice, which makes it very hard to compare and find the cheapest option. I am, however, pretty impressed with what I’ve managed to save us so far. I really don’t like having to pay more than is absolutely necessary.

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Dominica has a strong interest in exploring diversity in media, seeing people subverting corporate control of creativity through crowdfunding and indie publishing, and spending as much time as she can travelling the world and discovering culture. This is what she most regularly blogs about. In her spare time, Dominica is primarily focused on long-form improv theatre, and writing and publishing speculative fiction. You can find links to some of her free and published stories and screenplays on her writing page, or check out her pirate time-travel novel Adrift. Though born and raised in Australia to American parents, Dominica lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 2008-2014, until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She also has a background in web programming, filmmaking, and stand-up comedy. For more information, check out her about page, or any of the specific pages about her various creative pursuits in the links at the top of the page.

One Response to Getting into Holiday Mode

  1. Bec

    So when should we expect you to arrive at our place? Wednesday? Thursday? Friday?…Do you have any idea?

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