Friday, January 18, 2013

Flahsback Friday: 800 Miles of Fun

It is the beginning of 2013 and if you have any plans of traveling, usually this is the time that you start planning your vacation.

There are a lot of places to visit in California. But just because
it is in our backyard doesn't mean we go all the time. What
tourist spots are you wanting to check out?
My family is pretty fortunate. We are surrounded by tourist attractions. From museums, to theme parks, to natural interests like the Ocean, there is so many things that we can do right outside our front door.

That being said, I find it horribly ironic that we rarely do these things. We use the excuses that since we are so close, we can do it anytime. And what happens - We don't do any of them. We take these tourist attractions for granted. Last summer, I think we made it to the beach once. Ironic because it isn't like a trip to the beach is going to break the bank.

And yes, some of these places aren't very budget friendly. Just because Disneyland is right around the corner doesn't mean I go there every weekend (or even every single year!)

When my sister came out to visit a couple of years ago, I set up a plan that would show us what we have been missing around California, but what would still keep us within an affordable vacation budget. Whether you are traveling or you live in the area, don't miss out on the attractions because they are right there. You might be missing out on some great memories.

So, as my husband and I decide what kind of places we want to catch this year, I thought it would be a great time to highlight my sister's trip to California and how in one week, we put on more than 800 miles.

Flashback Friday this week highlights...

Attractions in Southern California: 800 Miles of Fun


  1. Good for you, Stacy that you could cover all those missed out places, which usually are taken for granted since being in the

    We still have many places in visit in SF and wait up for company :)

  2. Seems like the only time I go to any tourist attractions are when family comes to visit, lol. I wonder why we're like that, haha.

  3. I agree, this is something I think everyone should be doing. Who has the money to go away all the time? We like to do mini one day "holidays" every now and then. We drive to another part of Cape Town and explore it as if we were a tourist. It's a lot of fun. You're so lucky to live in California!

  4. I bought a membership of Country Vacations at Andheri Country Club. I was charged an amount of Rs.72000/- for 10 years I was promised to give free accommodations in any of the Country clubs across India and abroad in Country clubs own property.
    If at all a certain place is not on the list Country club has a tie up with DAE (Dial an Exchange) & RCI (Resort Condominiums International).
    So if one requires a booking in a particular place /state/Country which is listed on these tie up companies then the CLUB shall bear the accommodation charges and the member will have to pay a utility charges ranging not more than between Rs.3000-Rs.15000, depending upon the season and type of rooms. I wanted to book a vacation since November and the club is offering me packages including accommodations and sightseeing for which all the expenses shall be beared by me and the club shall not pay anything.
    I told them I accept the fact that the place chosen is not on their club property but is on one of the DAE or RCI properties, so the Club should bear the accommodation charges whereas I pay the utility charges.
    But they now refuse to do the same and are showing me packages worth Rs.7000/- per night. If I had to spent Rs.35000/- on my vacation why would I spend Rs.72000 for the country vacations membership??? I have discussed my issue at Consumer Court site also and requested to take some action against them but everything is worthless.


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