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That pesky Virgin credit
Whoa, the year is going fast. I've got to spend that $600 Virgin Airline credit before it expires in November.

Right now I'm debating a couple of options. With $600 I could:

- Cover return flights for Joe and I to Melbourne at Xmas
- Cover return flights for Joe and I to Vanuatu around March next year to see AWESOME VOLCANOES
- Something else for Joe and I within Australia?
- Something else for just me outside (but not too far outside) Australia?

I think I know which one I'm leaning towards... AWESOME VOLCANOES?? :D (Can you believe that Virgin promo fares to Vanuatu are only $158? So... awesome...!

But as clumsily indicated above, I'm looking for other options too. I'd love to go see Uluru but Virgin doesn't seem to do flights there. I'd love to take them up on their new L.A. flights but those are way out of the reach of my puny credit. I'd love to go somewhere snowy, but I'd have to do that either very soon or wait 'til this time next year. I'd like to do NZ, but I'd rather go with Joe or a friend than alone.

Also, I think I'm going to swim with the seals at Underwater World sometime soon, to reward myself for paying off the credit card. I will not be paying for this purchase on credit, of course. Crap, I've got to do my taxes; with those done I'll be able to pay off the only debt I'll have left after my pay comes in today and ELIMINATES MY CREDIT CARD DEBT and then I will be free as a bird!

I found an on-sale book about adventures you can have around Australia (everything from bushwalks through to bungee jumping, skydiving, diving, horse riding, caving, driving, etc) and it's got my blood pumping; I want to make the most of this country before I nick off overseas.

Life's been calm lately and I'm itching for some new adventures. The Jenolan Caves trip is at the end of August... it can't come fast enough!

YOUR TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS, TELL ME THEM.
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earthminor From: earthminor Date: July 16th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Hobart was really nice... but all the adventuring in Tasmania is further north so you'd have to drive and that would cost more...
sebkha From: sebkha Date: July 16th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm a big fan of visiting people rather than places. (Not a destination suggestion per se, but maybe a different way to come up with your own.)
tania From: tania Date: July 16th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
That does sound nice, but I don't know that many people in Australia who I can't already visit, and as for overseas folks the only one I'm really desperate to see is Amy (and little Rowan of course!) but the LA flights are still too expensive...

I'll admit that I find it easier to really enjoy new experiences/adventures over meeting new people. I think this comes back down to the fact that deep down I'm just a big introvert.
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: July 16th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
"the only debt I'll have left after my pay comes in today and ELIMINATES MY CREDIT CARD DEBT and then I will be free as a bird!"

THREEEEEEE CHEEEEEEERS!!! Nothin' like havin' yer own check to spend the way YOU want it again!! Congrats, ducky, free bird!! ^V^
jagafeh From: jagafeh Date: July 16th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
*Bad movie joke coming up.*

Does that mean you'll get to see,"Joe Versus the Volcano" ?

*snicker*
tania From: tania Date: July 16th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alls I can say is, good thing neither of us are virgins. ;D
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tania From: tania Date: July 16th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell me more!
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: July 16th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Come to Amsterdam with me! Now!!!!!!!!

Landlords txted us - they have a viewing of the flat at 6pm tomorrow. As I have to be at work at 7.30am for a meeting Jason and I are frantically cleaning.

Two more weeks. Must get deposit back...
tania From: tania Date: July 16th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
No way will my credit stretch that far, and besides, Virgin doesn't fly to the UK... :(

So wait, what's happening with your flat? I thought you guys just moved?
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: July 17th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
No, alas, moving in just over a week.

My plants are going crazy!
alby_lion From: alby_lion Date: July 21st, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
A thought occurs: I now have a spare room. You may or may not be interested, but if you wanted to visit Utah, I could take some time off work, show you the rocky southern part, and the mountains and such. (Sorry, no snow this time of year.) Or you could just hang out. I'd have food and lodging, so it'd mostly just be airfare. Just throwing it out there.
tania From: tania Date: July 21st, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the cost of the airfare that cripples me, unfortunately... my credit is short by a couple of thousand dollars at least. I've had so many generous offers of free food and lodgings in the US from all over the place but I've no way of getting over there to take everyone up on their offers! :(
alby_lion From: alby_lion Date: July 21st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
How convenient. ;) It's a standing offer. Same with Las Vegas when I get there. Let me know.
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