It’s a Sunday afternoon, and after spending hours on the computer today, I’m wondering why in the heck I didn’t hire a travel agent to help me book hotel reservations for my summer vacation!
Here’s the deal. I belong to hotel rewards programs, like Wyndham Rewards, ChoiceHotels, SPG and a travel membership site called The Vacation Station. I’ve spent about 3-4 hours going back and forth, checking rates on these various services, trying to find the best deal I can for the different legs of this vacation. We need two queen beds, and preferably free breakfast! Remember our itinerary? We’re going to be gone for 16 days, traveling through Alberta and British Columbia, and on to Vancouver, Seattle and down to San Francisco. In only two instances are we staying in the same town for more than one day! ARGHHHH!!!!!
Sorry – just had to rant there for a moment. I still have 5 more days to book. Let this be a lesson to you. If you’re going to plan a major vacation like this one, where you are hitting a different town every night, get some help - preferably from a professional travel agent. It will save you from sprouting new gray hairs, which thank goodness, my hair dresser will cover soon.
- Travel Agents make a Comeback (wreg.com)
- Booking With A Travel Agent Could Be The Smartest Thing You Do All Day (businessinsider.com)