I screwed up and it's stressing me out…

posted 2 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
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2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ugh that’s a bummer. But it does sound like it’ll be an amazing trip and I always feel better about spending money on experiences rather than things. You’ll have a great time!

Post # 3
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am a vacation money spender stresser. No matter the cost, until I am on the plane or sometimes even until I am at my destination, I stress about everything, especially the price of the tickets and hotel and such. 

Once you get there, it wont bother you becasue you will see the beauty all around you…but yeah, I hella feel you =) 

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh, no! I’m sorry that happened to you.

I always try to book as early as possible to avoid large hikes like this. That’s a totally unexpected hike in price!

Post # 6
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1259 posts
Bumble bee

Maybe to sideline some of the costs, book an AirBnB in London instead of shelling out for a hotel? Might save a few bucks here and there and then you could get a space with a kitchen so you can prep some meals at home and pack sandwiches and snacks for lunches where you’ll be out sightseeing or whatnot. 

It sucks they went up so much, but once you get there, forget about the money spent and enjoy the memories of the vacation and wedding overseas! 

Post # 8
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42549 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MsGinkgo:  Do you always blame yourself for your husband’s actions (or lack thereof)? He is the one who delayed, resulting in the price increase for the tickets.

Post # 10
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2892 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MsGinkgo: I don’t see how your husband’s actions (or lack thereof) is your fault, but ok. 

I once booked 125 USD / night at the Hilton Paddington London, so deals are possible if you know where to look. I can also give you a Hotel Tonight promo code, if you can yolo and travel that way. Let me know!

Post # 12
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1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

MsGinkgo:  I’m sure you’ll have a great time and the opportunity will be worth the money. It seems like you’re more concerned about your husband not enjoying himself. What’s he so nervous about regarding Asia?

Post # 13
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6615 posts
Bee Keeper

Bummer. It is always difficult to know when the prices are going to go up. I don’t think you messed up at all. 

Post # 15
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

MsGinkgo:  Think of it like this….the London part of the trip is totally an opportunity, one you wouldn’t be doing if not for the trip to India. Yes, you’re trying to buy a house, but now instead of saving up for a year, you’ll save up for a year and one month….not a huge impact in the grand scheme of things. And honestly, once you buy the house, you’ll be tied up with a lot of expenses for quite a while and an opportunity like this won’t present itself for a long, long time. Don’t beat yourself up, spend time together planning all the things you’re going to see and do…..excited anticipation is a huge part of travelling and it’ll really make it a positive experience for your DH. Get excited about India too, it’s a vibrant rich culture that not many North Americans get to experience. Be prepared for the heat and the crowds, take plenty of imodium with you, DO NOT drink the water unless you open the bottle yourself, DO NOT eat street food and keep jewellery to a minimum. Safe and happy travels!

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