Bramell, Party of Five: Super Duper Anniversary Planning

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Super Duper Anniversary Planning

So, the Hubby and I have a big milestone coming up next year--our 10th anniversary.  With it being just over a year away now, we've already started talking about how we should celebrate.  We've already established that we definitely want to take a vacation alone (shhh, don't tell the kids).  

You may wonder why I'm trying to plan so far in advance.  First of all, I'm not really planning. I'm just starting my list of potential vacation spots to explore.  Secondly, we need to have a plan so we know how much money to save.

Some of the details you might need to know:  our anniversary is in March, typically the week of Spring Break for the public schools.  Also, we own a timeshare so we have a lot of options where we can stay--and   the cost of lodging won't count in our vacation budget (woo hoo!).  Finally, we probably need to stay with domestic travel for convenience and cost-efficiency.  Mainly, because we are poor.

I've asked the Bramell, Party of Five Facebook fans for some suggestions to get me started.  I'm getting lots of favorable comments on San Francisco, Las Vegas and NYC.  Hubs and I have been to Vegas a few times and we love it there (and the resort where we stay is freaking fantastic), but probably won't choose that.

This is our 2006 trip to Vegas, BC (before children).

With it being in March, I'm sure we need to take into consideration what the weather conditions will be like wherever we choose.  Right now, I'm leaning toward Hawaii.  Go big or go home, right?  But I'm also not a huge fan of being on a plane for six days or whatever it takes to get there.  But I'm sure I could manage. I've also never been to NYC or Chicago (March weather?).  Honestly, there aren't many places that I have been to; I'm just not a very experienced traveler.  

If you have had a kick-ass vacation experience, please comment below and share. I'm taking all suggestions.


  1. I hadn't even thought of Hawaii. That would be an awesome trip too, though part of it would involve the whole flying thing. Of course, I have already told you how I feel about San Francisco. I would go back there in a heartbeat. And if I did, I would love to get out more (especially if I had a whole week) to explore the coast. I loved Chicago for a long weekend except it introduced me to Chicago pizza which I still crave (and occasionally have sent to me :). Colorado might be nice...depends on what you want in a trip. I like to be outside. Of course, I will go anywhere there is a beach too. Good luck!

  2. Colorado...snuggle up in a snowed in cabin.


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