Travel Planning 2019

To keep you (and me) up to date with my 2019 travel plans, I have decided to keep a checklist. As it turns out, planning trips can be a bit more complicated than a person might think!

Here's what we've accomplished so far:


April 2019
For Miami, FL –
3/22 • Justin took a day off.
3/23 • Booked compact car rental from the airport for 6 days from Alamo through Priceline with AutoSlash $83.93
3/28 • El Paseo booked through Groupon 1 night, standard room $183.76
  • The Confidante 1 night, standard room 15,000 Hyatt Points


May 2019
For Washington DC –
1/28 • Economy rental car on Priceline (local) through Enterprise via AutoSlash for 5 days $205.30
   Compact rental car on Priceline (airport) through Alamo via AutoSlash $129.42
2/8 • Economy rental car on Priceline (local) through Hertz via AutoSlash for 5 days $166.53
2/24 Marriott Marquis 1 king, 1 night, valet parking, refundable, $30 food and beverage credit (3% cashback with Mr. Rebates) $286.23
3/2 • Economy rental car on Priceline (airport) through Alamo via AutoSlash $91.82
3/28 • rebooked Marriott Marquis 1 king, 1 night, valet parking, refundable, $30 food and beverage credit (7% cashback with Top Cashback) $274.73
4/7 • Compact rental car (airport) on Priceline through Avis via AutoSlash $86.75
5/1 • price adjustment Marriott Marquis 1 king, 1 night, valet parking, refundable, $30 food and beverage credit $217.26


July 2019
For Los Angeles –
4/5 • Intercontinental LA Downtown king superior, free cancellation FREE
4/25 • La Quinta Resort & Club Casita 1 king bed, mountain view, free cancellation, 2 nights, $100 resort credit/night $523.22
5/9 • ATL->LAX RT, 2 people, United, economy $830
5/10 Alamo mid-size rental car from Priceline via AutoSlash $315.80
5/15 Alamo mid-size rental car from Priceline via AutoSlash $307.01
5/17 Fox Rent-A-Car standard size rental car via AutoSlash $300.12
5/20 • West Hyatt Andaz king room, free breakfast, early check-in/late check-out,
welcome amenity booked through The Luxury Hotels & Resorts Collection $264.89
5/23 Advantage standard rental car via AutoSlash $284.08
5/30 • The Resort at Pelican Hill Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Garden View, free cancellation
29,140 UR pts
6/1 • tickets reserved for The Broad
6/8 • contacted Architect Tours LA for more info
6/12 • contacted The Modern Tour Palm Springs for more info
6/17 • rented Canon 5d mk iv from Aperturent for 14 days $311.04
6/21 Alamo Rental Car standard car via AutoSlash $160.26
6/22 • Avensole Winery tour for 2 purchased through Groupon using 20% off code $51.20
(8% back through TopCashBack)
6/23 • booked tour for Avensole Winery
6/25 • booked Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort king room 1 night 20,000 points
   • Rental car time/price adjustment: Alamo Rental Car compact car via AutoSlash $122.08
   • Battery grip rental from Aperturent for 14 days $61.42
6/26 • Made a reservation using OpenTable for Perch
   • Picked up camera/battery grip from Aperturent

Helpful Websites –
LA
• LA Mag: The 100 Most Photogenic Spots in L.A.
• Sidewalker Daily: Los Angeles Photo Guide
• Local Adventurer: 37 Most Instagrammable Spots in Los Angeles
• Quora: What would be the best non-tourist things for a couple to do on a two-day visit to Los Angeles?
• Diaries of Wanderlust: Los Angeles Wall Art Crawl
• Tanama Tales: Things to Do in Chinatown Los Angeles
• Chinatown Los Angeles: Self-Guided Walking Tours
• Passion Passport: An Instagrammer's Guide to West Hollywood
• The Culture Trip: The 12 Best Restaurants at LAX Airport, Los Angeles
• ": 12 Instagram-Worthy Walls in Los Angeles
• Studio DIY: #StudioWallCrawl: The Best Walls in Los Angeles
• Time Out: House Tour: Architectural homes in Los Angeles
• Eater Los Angeles: Where to Eat at LAX, 2019 Edition

Joshua National Park
• Lavender Vines: How to Spend a Weekend in Joshua National Park
• Space Tourism Guide: How to Plan a Joshua Tree Stargazing Trip in 2019
• Tanama Tales: Top Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park
• Improve Photography: Joshua Tree Photography Guide and Best Photo Spots
• California Through My Lens: 15 Places to Explore in Joshua Tree National Park
• Tripadvisor: Best Photo Spots
• ": Planning Help: Is This Too Much?
• Space Tourism Guide: How to Plan a Joshua Tree National Park Stargazing Trip
• Daytrippen: Joshua Tree National Park Day Trip Things To Do

Temecula
• Diaries of Wanderlust: Best Wineries to Visit in Temecula
• Global Munchkins: The 10 Best New Restaurants in Temecula & Murrieta
Temecula Valley Wine Growers

Palm Springs
• Salty Canary: A Palm Springs Door Tour
• Sidewalker Daily: The 37 Best Places to Take Pictures in Palm Springs
• Whimsy Soul: Self Guided Palm Springs Door Tour – That Pink Door & More!
• Medium: The Only Palm Springs Architecture Guide You Will Ever Need
• Trip Savvy: The Best Mid-Century Modern Sites in Palm Springs, California

Venice Beach
• Tanama Tales: Venice Beach Canals: A Charming Historic District
• ": The Complete Guide to Street Art in Venice
• California Through My Lens: Venice Canals: Walk Europe in Southern California

Beach Towns & LA Coast
• Tanama Tales: Complete Guide to Hermosa Beach: Things to Do
• ": Point Dume State Beach and Reserve
• ": Manhattan Beach: Things To Do, See, And Eat
• ": A Fun Day in Coastal Newport Beach
• The Outbound Collective: Catch a Sunset at Bluff Cove
• Visiting Long Beach: Selfie Alert - 11 Cool Long Beach Walls to Instagram
• Downtown Manhattan Beach: Where to Park
• Santa Monica Conservancy: Downtown Walking Tour
• Travel Caffeine: El Matador State Beach: Malibu's Megastar
• My Suitcase Journeys: Beach Please! 5 Hidden Laguna Beach Beaches to Beat the Crowd
• OC Mom Blog: Guide to Pearl Street Beach in Laguna Beach


Needed
• 1 night in LA/California
• plans

For 2020
Paris in May/June –
4/23 • paid Dîner en Blanc International fee of 10 Euros
4/30 • contacted friends about Diner en Blanc sponsorship

Fall travel?
6/13 • contacted friends about potential dates for fall 2020 travel

Helpful Websites –
• Sidewalker Daily: Paris Photoguide

See our travel plans from 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.