Reality Check

I’m happy to report that the empty bags you saw in yesterday’s post are now packed and ready to go! This is one of the moments that makes a trip “real” for me. There are a number of moments like that throughout my travel process, but the big ones are:

-When I book the trip (makes sense, right?)
-When I’m less than a month away from leaving (start the final countdown!)
-When I’m done packing my bags (I’m pretty well checked out at that point)

What about you? When does the fantasy of travel become a reality for you?

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4 thoughts on “Reality Check

  1. Great point, Andy! I can’t believe I forgot to mention checking in for my flight – that’s like the final link in the chain for me! There’s something about seeing that barcode that really cements the whole trip for me.

  2. I actually don’t get excited for a trip until I’ve actually started it – i.e., I’m driving to the airport, or backing the car out of the garage for a road trip.

    1. Interesting! But that’s a very good time to get excited – that means you can stay level-headed for all the planning and packing, making you less likely to forget something.

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Based in St. Paul, MN and love to blog about travel and horror. Comment, follow, and join me on my journey of travel and horror (though not necessarily in that order).