This year we celebrated our anniversary with a Pacific Northwest cruise.
Back in the early summer, I wrote two newsletters about planning our fall vacation. We are back and wanted to share the trip with you. Here’s the link to the two earlier newsletters – first and second issues to remind you of the details.
We took a Pacific Northwest cruise out of Seattle with stops at Astoria, Oregon, San Francisco, California and Victoria, BC and few days in Seattle too.
With all this planning and paying ahead, we spent very little on the actual vacation. Mostly everything was paid (or paid with points / miles) in the months before as our budget permitted – hotel, cruise, airfare, attractions and some meals were included. We selected hotels with breakfast included, bought City Pass’ (discount admission to attractions) and walked and/or public transportation. Lots of steps – over 21,000 in San Francisco in one day!
Yes, there was a lot of research and planning, but this step saved us money and we have fun – lots of money!
Here we are at the Space Needle. To view more photos, visit our Pinterest page.