I'm a pretty firm believer in celebrating birthdays. And in getting yourself a birthday present. Why wouldn't you celebrate yourself?! You're awesome!
This year I am turning 34. I remember when I was very young and thinking I was NEVER going to get to my 30s. That was so old and so far away! Surely the world would end before that time came. Thankfully I was wrong. Not only because that means the world is still kicking, but also because I'm still kicking. Yay, I'm still alive and loving life! And those many years between then and now have been AMAZING! I love getting older, no joke.
Thus the gift of a surprise adventure to me, from me. Enter Pack Up + Go, 3-day surprise vacations. What a grand idea! One of the hardest parts for me in planning a vacation is choosing where I want to go. And I don't enjoy picking out airfare or trying to find a hotel. This company does all of that for you!
And bonus, it is a surprise!
Hell yeah, I signed up!
And I signed up solo. I'm turning 34 and have never been on a vacation completely by myself. Time to expand my experiences...and be able to do whatever I want whenever I want!
I filled out their survey:
> I want to travel by plane, train, or bus
> I want to spend X amount of $$ (this covers transportation to the city + the hotel)
> Departure date selected (remember, you're only gone for 3 days)
> Listed out the five most recent places I've visited, the trips I have coming up, and where I grew up (they try to not send you to those locations)
> I'm interested in X type of travel (I chose all of them)
> My hobbies/interests: Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants, Craft Beer/Breweries, Cafes/Bakeries, Historical Sights, Parks/Nature, Fitness/Exercise, Outdoor Sports, Book Stores
> This trip is for: My birthday!
And now, I wait!