I just realized that I may be difficult to make plans with, especially when it comes to booking travel because I’m starting to realize that there’s absolutely no rhyme or reason to my life. For example, I’m supposed to be *moving* in 9 days, and I still don’t even have a plan, and half the time I don’t even know if or when I’ll be working until the day before.
I’m told that my life is pretty nutty, but that keeps things exciting, I guess. But the real question is – what’s “normal” anyway? I mean, we all have to be a bit quirky ourselves if we’re involved in the crazy world of points and miles, right?
All of this prompts me to bring a discussion to the table:
Exactly how far out in advance do you plan your trips?
I know I’m certainly not “normal” in this case, but for me, I usually find myself revolving my travel planning around the latest deals, mistake fares, and impulsive redemptions. I usually find myself planning and booking my trips in the 1 day – one-month-in-advance range.
My dad on the other hand, is a very structured and careful planner, and usually likes to plan vacations down to the nitty-gritty 6-months to a year out. Don’t ask how we can possibly be related…
Where do you stand? Feel free to share your planning “style” in the comments below.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!