04 June 2009

Leaving on a jet plane

By: Jessica B.
Here’s another thing I recommend: going on vacation!
I haven’t been on a proper vacation in…….years? And why don’t I take vacation? Two reasons: money and I’m a workaholic.
But, I did mention in a previous post about wanting to take a vacation this year and I was serious.
So tomorrow, I am getting on a jet plane with some awesome Chicago bloggers to meet up with more awesome bloggers in America’s playground, Las Vegas.
And because I hoarded so much of my vacation time this year (oops!) I am taking a full week-plus off of work to go to Vegas and then out to Boston with my dad. We’re going to get our “geek on” for New England history and hit up Fenway Park to see the Red Sox/Yankees. I’m beyond excited about going to the ballpark.
My two little mini-vacations will be good for me. I get to relax and unplug from work and just veg. And while I’m not in the best swimsuit shape, after a few drinks, I’m sure that won’t matter ;)
So while I’m gone, I have some awesome guest bloggers lined up and I’ll be back next week with a full Vegas recap before I head out to Boston. I’ll also be tweeting from my trips so if you don’t follow me, feel free to do so and live vicariously through me, I do it all the time with friends.

Oh and please forgive me for being behind on commenting, I promise to get to everyone!

Miss me!?
Does anyone else have big travel plans this summer? That’s either destination bound or staycation?

Note: Thank you everyone for your comments on the wedding note post yesterday. I won’t lie, I was a little surprised by some of the feedback, but everyone made valid points and I can see where everyone is coming from. People were very passionate and adamant about the topic, which is great, I love reading your comments on things like this.


  1. I've always wanted to go to Boston ~ Have fun!

  2. Vanessa says:

    You have to know I am envious of you. I really wanted to go, but it just wasn't in the budget.

  3. Maxie says:

    I'm just doing little mini trips this year. I had a bunch of big ones planned, but since I have zero dollars I had to cancel all of them. I'm going to NYC later this month though so I'm super pumped and DC is always fun!

  4. Lil' Woman says:

    I go on vacation in 10 days but boy am i jealous..I wanna go on a vegas bloggy meet up! : )

  5. Lil' Woman says:

    I go on vacation in 10 days but boy am i jealous..I wanna go on a vegas bloggy meet up! : )

  6. James says:

    Oh, boston. How I adore that place.

    I envy you. Sounds like you're gonna have a blast.

  7. Ray says:

    I hope you have a FABULOUS time! It sounds like you are going to!

  8. A Super Girl says:

    Hooray for unplugging from work! I'm awful about that, even when I'm ON vacation (like now!) :-)

    Have such a great trip, and clue me in on Boston. Have thought about going there at some point soon.

  9. Hi! I'm Erin says:

    Have an awesome time in Vegas! It should be a BLAST to be there with friends.

    Also, I hear there's so much history in Boston. I can't wait to read your recap of everything you do/see!

    My big vacation plans are a week in Sonoma, California in July. I'm super duper excited. I'll be running my second half-marathon with a blogger I've known for years but never met in person and then I'll be hanging out in a swanky house with a pool and drinking wine the rest of the week.

  10. Lauren says:

    Yay! Have fun in Vegas! Can't wait to hear about the blogger meet up :)

    I have two mini-trips i'm looking forward to. I'm going to NY for a weekend for my cousin's wedding in July, and then up to Savannah in August for a getaway with the boy. Other than that…i'm florida bound.

  11. Have fun!!

    I'm going camping in England for three weeks this summer, and then off to a music festival here in the Netherlands. :) It's still two months away though…

  12. laurwilk says:

    Have so much fun! Along with most other bloggers who aren't attending, I can't wait to hear all about it.

    Also, I love the comment about not caring about the swim suit body after a few drinks. I'm pretty sure that's the best part about alcohol. HAVE A GREAT TIME!

  13. LBluca77 says:

    Have a blast in Vegas! I haven't been to Vegas in years but being it is only about 3 hours from Cali I have probably been there and sinned there more than one person should.

    AND I am so jealous of you going to Boston and to see the Red Sox play the Yankees. I am a HUGE Red Sox fan and the one and only time I was in Boston they were, or course out of town. Please tell my boyfriend Jacoby Ellsbury (outfielder #46) I said hello and that I love him.

  14. I hope you enjoy and have a lot of fun!!!

  15. Jenn says:

    this is so funny because i still have 4 vacation days from last year to use plus my 20 from this year (no way in hell i'll come close to using them all). i haven't taken a vacation day since my wedding/honeymoon last september. not one! i was supposed to take tomorrow off, but i ended up canceling because there's too much to do and i wouldn't enjoy my vacation day anyhow because i'd be thinking about work! we need to plan a day to meet up and go shopping and FORCE ourselves to take the day off :) have a great time in vegas!

  16. Pam says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacations! You'll have a blast in Vegas. I can't wait to hear all about it,

    As far as Boston (my fav U.S. city outside of Chicago), I once wrote a post asking Boston bloggers about good places to eat. What I learned was that anything in the North End is amazing, and one girl suggested a restaurant named Coda for it's extensive beer list and contemporary American food (like grown up mac & cheese!) Sounds like something you'd like!

    I'm taking a few mini-vacations this summer, too. First up is Madison for my birthday , then I'm off to Disney World over the 4th of July, and then I finally get to hit up Boston and the Cape. I can't wait!

  17. Mandy says:

    I hope you have a splendid time! Have a drink for me. Enjoy your time off and unplugged. =)

  18. Jaime says:

    Ooh! Have fun! Take lots of pictures!

    I don't have much in the way of vacation plans for the summer. I'm going to plan a trip to DC for a weekend, I think. But that's about it.

    Oh, and next Wednesday I leave for a 4 day trip to see my other half before he leaves for Iraq. That's vacation.

    Yay, I have more plans than I thought I did!!!

  19. wekeepsaying says:

    i'll see you TOMORROW!!!

    it's funny, cause i just got back from a 4-day "vacay" with my family on monday night and here i am doing the whole weekend thing again in vegas :) i'm excited!

  20. oooooh …Vegas …fun!!!!!