|So excited we finally get to use these cute luggage tags!|
Hawaii was not our first choice. At the beginning of the year we had our heart set on Europe. Greece in particular. But as we started the house hunting and wedding planning process the enormity of what an expensive year this was going to be hit us and we decided that it would be best to scale it back. We have to save Europe for a year that we don't buy a new house and pay for a wedding. Neither one of us has ever been to Hawaii and by going there instead we were able to keep costs low. So low in fact that the whole trip is basically free! We'll be staying at Hilton Grand Vacation Suites at Hilton Hawaiian Village right on Waikiki Beach in Oahu. With our HGVC timeshare there was plenty of points to cover the hotel. Mj had enough points earned from his USAA Credit Card to pay for both of our airline tickets. We even have $150 in discover gift cards as spending money that I earned using my Discover credit card. Score! We have a little bit of left over wedding cash but we will definitely need to bring more spending money then that. And that's where things get difficult for me. I am the type that will go on vacation and not spend a dime more then necessary while I am there. I am already so overwhelmed by the expense of just getting to the darn place so I feel like I can't. No souveniers no extras. Spend as little money as possible. But I can't do that this time. Spa treatments will run about $300 and the underwater Atlantis submarine tour is $89. We will be eating out. This is our honeymoon and it only happens once so I'm going to really try to let go of that hang up. The trip was basically free so don't think about the money and just enjoy it already!! I'm also going to try not to worry about all of the excess delicious food I'll undoubtedly be pigging out on and how many LB's I'll gain.
|Atlantis underwater submarine tour [Pic Source].|
Next Saturday we'll be on a plane to paradise. It's not the one way ticket I want but we'll have eight whole days of rest, relaxation and romance to ourselves. There will be white sand between my toes and a margarita