This is a repost of an article I wrote for http://10xTravel.com/ which you should absolutely subscribe to!
I recently got back from a four-day trip to Oregon with my girlfriend. From hot springs to waterfalls to snow capped mountains, it was was an amazing adventure.
I had been sitting on some points for a while and finally had a short break from class, so we quickly decided to book a trip. The whole booking process took less than an hour.
As everyone knows, trying to make time to travel can be particularly frustrating, so we booked this three months in advance. As a budding entrepreneur, this gave me enough lead time to ensure I had everything in place so I could relax on my vacation.
For those who don’t think you can take the time away from work, I’m here to tell you that it is possible. With a little planning, you can not only take a great vacation, but enjoy it too!
How I try to sleep on a six hour flight at 6am
In total, we took six flights over the course of 5 days to get from Florida to Oregon and back. Thanks to this experience, I now know that I’m terrible at sleeping on planes.
Even after staying up the night before our 6am flight (for some reason), I still couldn’t sleep.
Pro-tip: staying awake for 28 hours is a terrible idea. Don’t do it.
Who knew it would be such a journey to fly from Florida to a small city in Oregon…
Here’s How We Did It
To book our flights, lodging and rental car, we used the following points:
- Capital One Venture – 50,000 points
- Chase UR (transferred to United) – 40,000 points
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