It’s been a quiet summer for travel, since I have not taken any trips since the end of May to Phoenix. And while there are several in the planning phase, nothing is on the horizon before September.
Truthfully, the hardest part now is due to the way I reorganized my finances. I’m now living on a fixed monthly budget, with all excess income heading straight to the savings account. Trying to stay within my means is proving to be more difficult than expected, at least when it comes to trip-planning. The recent cost increases due to the rebound in travel and reduction in capacity has only aggravated the wallet crunch.
Nonetheless, I’m still trying to decide between India and the United Arab Emirates for a post-Thanksgiving trip in November. While I would love to make the trip to India, it’s looking like an upgradeable ticket is running about $1000 more to India than the UAE. That’s partially making the decision for more.
The other factor? As one of my friends asked, “which are you more likely to make it back from unharmed?”