A recent wave of rainy days combined with a few episodes of House Hunters International on the plane last weekend got me in the mood for an international vacation. The only problem? I don’t have any money.
But oh how I miss views like this:
I may have found a solution, but the odds of it working out are around 1 in 20,000. Ya, you know all those sweepstakes for free trips from places like Air France and Travel + Leisure? I just succumbed and signed up for, like, 30 of them.
Maybe not actually that many, but I did find myself googling “sweepstakes vacations” and signing up for a trip to Sweden with Absolut vodka at one point.
It’ll probably never happen, but who knows? For a chance to see Rome again sometime soon, I’m willing to degrade myself a little bit by signing up for dozens of sweepstakes. It would also make for some good blog posts…
As my boyfriend Mark said, “it’s like playing the lottery, but free.” The only cost is having to unsubscribe from their mailing lists at some point in my life.
I can deal with that. Wish me luck, and happy Friday!!