Monday, August 11, 2008

London in 2012

I just decided, 5 minutes ago, that my next mid-term goal would be to get to the 2012 Olympics in London. Why not? I love to travel, right? I think it would be so exhilarating to see first-hand the best of the best World Athletes competing.

Now the first question that came to mind is... how soon can I reserve a hotel room? Hmm. I'll have to call my favorite hotel brand, Starwood, to see what their policies and recommendations are on future reservations.

One of my colleagues was fortunate to attend the games in Atlanta several years ago, and had the time of his life. Granted London will probably be very expensive; but it's the Olympics -- it's a lifetime opportunity. Another one of the things I'd like to do before I croak.

I think it will be best to break down into small goals and tasks that I can start working on.
  • Research hotel future reservations

  • Research site location in London to determine best hotel location

  • Research 2012 Olympics dates

  • Start accruing mad frequent flyer points

  • Start saving $$ for airline tickets, in case FF points are obsolete in '12

  • Start saving $$ for food and misc items

  • Put savings in favorite online bank and watch compounded interest grow!

Off to research...

5 comments:

Shannon said...

Sounds like a great plan! I would love to see the Olympic games up close and personal. :)

MN Mom said...

Shannon is ready to deliver any day! Can't wait to meet my new grand daughter! We were shoping yesterday and found something that we said...we need to buy this for Jessie when she has a baby...
(whenever that may be.)
Keep in touch!

Airfare deals said...

Pretty good plan :-) I'd love to volunteer at the Olympics, it must be great atmosphere and it's easier to meet a lot of interesting people.

Kathy said...

Hi Travelista,

What did you find out about the future hotel reservations? I actually live in London, but my brother is coming from Chicago for the Olympics (I don't have room for his family) but am looking into reservations now.

Many thanks!
Kathy

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London is among top tourist destination of Europe. It will be rushed with thousands of tourists in 2012.

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