I’m off to Colombia for a few days because JetBlue had a Labor Day sale. The outbound flight was 2000 points which is why I couldn’t pass up a trip to Cartagena. I try to go to new countries to increase my country count (I think it has topped 80 ‘countries’) but I actually prefer going back to the same places so I don’t have to run around doing tourist activities the whole time.
At the Michigan alumni bar in Miami, I told an alum my itinerary which, for now, is as follows:
- Las Vegas
- Grand Cayman
- St. Petersburg
- Abu Dhabi
His immediate question was, “What’s the point of your travels?” I could’ve answered his question literally and gone on a points tirade about great redemptions etc. But what he was really asking was why I was going all over the place for no apparent reason. And honestly, I have no good answer besides why not.
It definitely would have been more peaceful to spend one week in Grand Cayman and avoid the headaches of going from airport to airport, hotel to hotel, and Uber to Lyft. It also would have been ridiculously boring. My fun is derived from the randomness of changing hotels daily, not sticking to a set itinerary, and all the complications in between.
Am I crazy or normal depends on who you ask.