Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Time FLIES when you're having fun

We've never been very good with plans, so thankfully the pass allows you to change flights until three days before. I've crunched numbers and time to work out our current plan. But, the plan could still do a 360 since now I'm convinced we need to visit Bogota, Columbia.

On another note, we sold two text books on Amazon today! And...Groupon wants to feature Serendipity PhotoBooths in New Orleans!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shaking our money makers

Despite the harrowing heat, we dutifully set up the photobooth at two high school football games this weekend. We charged $2 for 2 photo strips and quickly noticed a trend among Caucasian preteen girls. Overall, we made a $175 profit (every little bit helps..) and hope that the photobooth trend eventually catches on in Mississippi.

Thankfully, Dalaney is headed out to Utah this weekend (planned ahead of our 30-days of travel) to do two BIG events. And during this week I've received two inquires about pending events during the time that he'll be visiting. Miraclessssss!!! Never, ever have we done four events in one week. Yessssss, I, Hannah Mecham, am a believer!!!

So, we're happy campers (cross your fingers that the 2 events follow through) and are looking forward to the ginormous vacay.

ps. Did you know ginormous is a legitimate word in spellcheck?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Itinerary must-do's

1. Attend a second taping of CBS's Let's Make a Deal. We went in Vegas last year and Dalaney won $4k. Best. day. ever. Can't wait to show yall what I'm planning on wearing. Two words: nasty hot.

2. At least one day at Disney World. Dalaney's never been. We're considering attending a Timeshare presentation to score tickets.

3. Smithsonian, White House, Holocaust museum. ect.

4. Manhattan LDS temple.

5. Eat all the delicious food in Chicago that Dalaney raves about.

6. ELLEN SHOW. I requested tickets online but never heard from the show reps. Does anyone know how hard it is to get in standby?

7. Statue of Liberty. We didn't have time during our 15 hour trip.

8. Lay on the beach all day on an exotic island (location pending).

9. Visit Mechams, Lauren, Crystal, Dani, Hannah, ect. in Utah.

10. Crash MTV VMAs on Sept. 12th and go star sighting.

Friday, August 20, 2010

How will you save $$$ traveling?

Since purchasing our AYCJ passes, I’ve decided to watch Groupon for discounted restaurant, entertainment, ect. gift certificates in all the cities we plan on visiting.

Have you ever used Groupon? You never know what you are going to find, so if you know your itinerary check it out and plan ahead!

Today, NYC's groupon caught my eye:

$15 for one of three boat tours (Skyline, twilight, or historical) with NY Waterway Tours, $26 value

The night tour sounds majestic, but after buying two passes I think it is still exceeds our budget. I'm going to continue watching daily though so we can eat and play cheaper.

Join here so they’ll know I referred you!

Wait....what are yall doing??!

While we (both Americans) were completing an internship in the Scottish Parliament, Dalaney and I met and became the best of friends. So, it seems completely fitting that, now married, we would continue our traveling tradition. We've been married since January and have already traveled to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. Marteen, Dominican Republic (all on our honeymoon cruise) and Costa Rica (a summer vacation with my family). AND NOW WE'LL UTILIZE THE AYCJ PASS.
After graduating from BYU in April, we both have determined that our degrees (him: political science and spanish, me: print journalism) are seemingly useless. So, our plans include venturing back to school, most likely in January.

In June we made the move from Provo, UT to my hometown, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to reside behind my parents home and save money. To earn money, I work at my dad's school uniform store, and Dalaney recently built a second photobooth which we rent out. We are also avid salvage shoppers and sale items on Amazon & eBay. Although we haven't saved as much money as we ideally anticipated, we are going to take advantage of this time in our lives and travel!!!

Follow us in our upcoming wild adventures :)

Oh Thanks Jet Blue

Back in May, Jet Blue surprised the public with its $10 one-way flights. Although a handful of strict stipulations surrounded the discounted flights, Dalaney and I dropped everything, drove six hours to Las Vegas (since we couldn't find any flights out of Salt Lake) and flew to NYC. Dalaney had never been and mom and aunt were also flying there from New Orleans. In total, we spent approximately 14 hours in the city (dinner and breakfast in the Big Apple) and 15 hours traveling. Yet, totally worth it.
I exclaimed, "Oh, Dalaney, we have to go to New York City!! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!!!! Never again can we go there for so cheap!!!!!!"

And now, Jet Blue has done it again.

"Oh, Dalaney!! PLEASEEEEEEEEE. We have to buy All-You-Can-Jet passes!!! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

So now, three months later, we're planning a second trip to New York City.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Living the loser post-grad dream

As the crazy-married couple that we are, Dalaney & I purchased JetBlue's $499 All-You-Can-Jet tickets (AYCJ) for unlimited travel through the month of September. Since this is probably the most exciting trip that I could ever envision, I am committed to blogging about every destination, activity, cuisine, ect. ect.
Our itinerary is going to look something like this (yet in no particular order...)

New Orleans
Chicago (I'll finally get to see his old mission stomping ground!)
Washington DC (neither of us have ever been...)
SLC (I'm actually dying to visit!!!)
Los Angeles
San Juan, PR
Orlando (maybe?)

If you have any ideas about what we should do in any of the above cities, please share!! Oh, and buy your pass and come escape with us.

ps. I've already made Dalaney promise me that we can attend another taping of Let's Make a Deal (now filmed in LA). Pray we win some $$ to support our lifestyle!