It’s done. We’re going to Rome. And the flying is free. Lest I ever complain about working for a tour again, here’s what you can tell me: “You had to buy the most expensive tickets, miles-wise, to get the flight that you wanted, but because you did, you got exactly the flight that you wanted. So suck it up.”
Now, even with the free flights I can’t afford to be staying in $250/night hotels while I’m there or anything, but at least we’re going. Honestly, where we stay isn’t really that important – having a bed and a place to put my bags is really the only thing that matters. Now comes the fun of figuring out how much the rest of the trip costs, and how we’ll do it economically enough to make it possible. Let’s just say that I’m saving as much of my per diem as I can while I’m on the road. Of course, with these Canadian exchange rates, it’s not easy.
That’s all for now. I’ll update with more plans as we make them. Put the first week of June on your calendars, ’cause if you’re going to be in Italy around then, we’ll totally have to meet up.