Debating

I’m debating my summer vacation this year, especially since I will be fully vaccinated. While I am still being careful and won’t be doing much, I miss some traveling.

I was thinking about going to Brighton Beach/NYC for a few days, but then I realized that I’ve had my renewed Passport for 5 years and haven’t used it yet. Emily has been traveling around the Carribbean at a reduced rate since they’re trying to get some business back.

I was Googling places last night and Grenada was the first on the list. I decided to look at Air BNBs in Grenada, near St. George, and I found a house for $28/night. For three nights it would only cost me $96. There’s a kitchen and they have a garden. I could go food shopping and cook, I wouldn’t have to eat out, or I could do one night out for the experience.

Philadelphia is overpriced to fly out of and I would have to make a stop in Miami. $1200 round trip.If I fly out of JFK in New York, I can get a direct flight, round trip for $444. I might have to compare it to what I have originally planned in NYC or NJ.

I’m thinking this will definitely be cheaper than NJ. Air BNB rentals could go from $75-$100/night, then the transit, and eating. That trip usually costs me about $600. NYC is a bit cheaper, but probably not by much because of transit and eating.

I have a goal of paying off most debt by August. I am set to it, so maybe this could be a gift to myself when I pay off a card. My heart is calling for Grenada. I’ve never been there and it sounds like it would be a good experience and it doesn’t seem expensive at all.

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2 thoughts on “Debating”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It must be fun making travel plans after being cooped up so long. I found Grenada on the map and see that it is down near the end of the Caribbean island chain that finishes with Trinidad and Tobago off the coast of Venezuela. In 1990, Mrs. Shady and I spent a week vacationing north of Grenada on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and two years later went to Aruba, one of the ABC islands to the west of Grenada. We had a great time at each of those destinations, but our expenses were mostly paid by the company I worked for at the time. The trips were given as bonuses. If you thoroughly vetted the package to which you referred and it is indeed that much of a bargain, then I say go for it, but before you make a reservation, I would make sure the area where you will be staying is safe and secure and offers amenities and activities you desire. It would be a shame to travel that far from home only to wind up disappointed. You should also travel with a friend or friends if possible.

    I admire you for having a goal to pay off most of your debt this summer. You will feel much better with that weight lifted from your shoulders.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend JM!

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    1. Hi Shady,

      You’re right. I’m a solo traveler and I have to see if it’s safe to be one. I have no travel buddies, so this would be my own show.

      I think I’m going to wait until the fall for this. I’ll have to see if airfare is still cheap in the fall. It’s not the accommodations, I have a feeling these areas will be cheap for a while since they were hit badly last year in hurricanes, it’s the airfare. I might wait until November or the end of October. That way I can pay off the debt I want to pay off, save, and research.

      Thank you for your insights, dear friend! Have a great week too!

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