Travel Planning 2020

To keep you (and me) up to date with my 2020 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:



January 2020
Nashville, TN & Columbus, GA –
1/20 Hertz compact rental airport booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $128.22
1/22 Hertz mid-size rental airport booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $119.33
  • Columbus Marriott double beds, refundable $208 (5% cashback BeFrugal)


February
skiing? –
1/22 • Alamo economy car (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $234
1/26 • Thrifty economy car (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $219.90
1/27 • Thrifty economy car (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $192.42
2/6 • Dollar minivan (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $156.03

Orlando, FL
2/17 • Thrifty supplier's choice (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $102.22
2/21 • 1 night king room Doubletree Orlando Downtown $186.49 (1% back with BeFrugal)



March
New York City –
1/22 Alamo compact car (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $151.30
  Hertz mid-size rental local booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $147.11
1/31 Sheraton Atlanta queen 1 night, refundable $158.14 (5% back with BeFrugal)
2/6 • Delta flight main cabin to JFK for 2 $414.20
2/12 • The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre 4 tickets $491.28
2/16 • booked The James Nomad thru Chase Luxury and Resort Collection 2 queen rooms, 3 nights, early check-in, late check-out, refundable, $50 food/beverage credit, breakfast $1302.68
2/17 • booked at lower rate: Sheraton Atlanta queen 1 night, refundable $135.93 (5% back with BeFrugal)
2/27 • booked at lower rate: Sheraton Atlanta queen 1 night, refundable $124.24 (2.4% back with BeFrugal)
3/12 • booked at lower rate: Sheraton Atlanta king deluxe 1 night, refundable $118.39 (3% back with BeFrugal)


April
Cross Country Road Trip? –
1/13 • Rental p/u local, d/o airport Enterprise compact SUV booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $483.06
  Avis airport compact car rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $804.11
  • Local Enterprise rental compact SUV booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $480.41
1/14 • Rental p/u local, d/o airport Hertz mid-size SUV booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $420.22
  • Local Hertz rental mid-size SUV booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $447.95
2/13 • Budget airport full-size car booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $704.97
3/10 Avis airport compact car rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $323.43
3/17 • Local Hertz rental mid-size SUV booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $377.03
3/19 • Avis airport compact car rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $266.09
  Local Hertz rental mid-size SUV booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $284.35
3/25 • Local Hertz rental mid-size SUV booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $273.90

May
??? –
1/22 Enterprise supplier's choice rental (p/u local) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $188.48
  • Budget compact car (airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $264.05
1/26 Budget compact car (airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $249.53
1/29 Avis local economy rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $185.39
  Avis local economy rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $174.49
2/9 Avis local economy rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $166.58
2/22 Hertz local intermediate rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $151.20
3/17 • Budget compact car (airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $235.13
3/23 • Hertz local mid-size rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $116.31
3/26 Hertz airport standard-size car booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $176.38
  • Hertz airport standard-size car booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $161.41


June/July
Paris, Ireland/Scotland –
8/26/19 • Dates chosen
10/15 • king room Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel free cancellation 1 night 194.76 Eur (5% cashback through BeFrugal)
11/1 • British Airways flights booked, 1 free checked bag, seats picked $1559.60
11/2 • king room Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel free cancellation 1 night 194.76 Eur
11/25 • bought a London travel guide
11/28 • Avis standard car rental (p/u in Glasgow, r to Edinburgh), unlimited mileage booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $257.56
11/29 • Avis standard car rental (p/u in Glasgow, r to Edinburgh), unlimited mileage booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $214.85
Enterprise standard car rental (p/u Glasgow city centre, return to Edinburgh, unlimited mileage £221.12
11/30 • Hertz premium car rental (p/u Glasgow city centre, return to Edinburgh, unlimited mileage booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash £98.21
12/13 • reservations at La Poutre
1/5/20 • Hertz luxury car rental (p/u Glasgow city centre, t to Edinburgh), unlimited mileage booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash £78.58
  • date change for car rental Hertz luxury car rental (p/u Glasgow city centre, t to Edinburgh), unlimited mileage booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash £239.99
  • train from Paris to London booked
  • train from London to Glasgow booked
2/12 • The Paris Photographer: photography session booked
2/16 • Connected American Airlines info to flight, picked seats, added passport and Trusted Traveler info to tickets
  • adjusted photoshoot time
2/17 • made reservations for Au Lapin Agile
  • price adjustment: king room Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel free cancellation 1 night 191.88 Eur

Helpful Websites –
• Sidewalker Daily: Paris Photoguide
• Solo Sophie: Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Paris Plages!
• " : Montmartre Walking Tour
• Montmartre Secret: Montmartre. Rue de l'Abreuvoir
• Discover Walks: Top 5 Places With Jazz In Paris

Scotland's Castle Trail: Aberdeenshire
• Heart My Backpack: I Found My Fairy Tale in Aberdeenshire
• Travelling Dany: Scotland Souvenirs
• ZigZag On Earth: Elgol Boat trip to Loch Coruisk – Photos + Tips (Scenic Cuillin Mountains!)
• Beyond Our Horizons: A Weekend At Isle of Mull
• ": A Guide to Islay, Scotland – A Whiskey Lover's Dream
• ": The Perfect Isle of Skye Daytrip
• Hand Luggage Only: 8 Delicious Foods You Have to Eat in Scotland

OR

US cross country (earlier date) –
6/19 • Local Enterprise rental compact booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $509.50
  • Local Hertz rental mid-size car booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $496.52
  Alamo economy car (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash ;$659.30

(later date) –
5/24 • Avis economy airport car rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $768.59
6/19 • Local Enterprise rental economy booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $671.01

OR

(even later date)
6/29 Thrifty suppliers choice (p/u airport) booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $239.32
  • Local Hertz rental mid-size car booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $238
7/2 • Santo Coyote dinner ordered
7/3 • Thunderbird Lodge 2 queens, partial view $347.43
  • Inn At Laguna Beach village king booked through Chase Sapphire UR 23K points
  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa king + breakfast $200.12

• Hand Luggage Only: 14 Very Best Places in New Mexico to Visit
• ": 14 Best Places in Arizona to Visit
• ": 17 Best Hikes in Colorado to Experience
• AZ Wonders: If you want to see and photograph Arizona’s Painted Desert head to one of these spots
• Just Go Travel Studios: 8 Reasons to Love Petrified Forest National Park




July/August
Florida? –
1/13 • Hertz local mid-size car rental booked through Priceline, found with AutoSlash $142.75
  • Alamo Airport compact rental car from Priceline via AutoSlash $245.72
  • Budget p/u local, return airport compact rental car from Priceline via AutoSlash $193.86
2/19 • Budget p/u local, return airport compact rental car from Priceline via AutoSlash $179.14

December 2020
Germany? –

June/July 2021
Paris, Ireland/Scotland –
6/7/20 • Approximate dates chosen
9/4 • Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport 1 queen, 1 night, free changes/cancellations until 24 hours before stay £115.43 (3% back with BeFrugal)
  • following prices for flights

December 2021/January 2022
Australia–
4/24 • speak with travel planner

Helpful Websites –
• Miss Happy Feet: Western Australia: Visiting the Pink Lake from Perth

Needed


See our travel plans from 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.