April 23, 2011
When I first decided to take a vacation, being single annoyed me. My reasoning was, if I had a husband or boyfriend, I’d have a built-in travel companion to share the experience and the expenses. If I was part of a couple, I rationalized, my $1500 vacation budget might stretch to $3000 with better destinations, fancier lodging and someone to share the wine at dinner (hey, everyone knows a bottle is a better value than buying by the glass). I hemmed and hawed and bitched and moaned about having to fork up over a grand for some time away until I realized how fortunate I was to be able to pay for a solo excursion. I said a prayer of thanks then proceeded to the travel agent to book a cruise.