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So, I Booked A Trip To Hawaii…

Completely got suckered and pressured into this opportunity and I am SOOSOOSOSOSOOSOSOSO NOT that person typically, but I guess I was really looking for an excuse to GO.

So, here’s the deal. Hubby and I are celebrating 10 years in November. I can’t even believe that – but that’s not the point of this post. We’ve been going back and forth with where to go for our anniversary. I wanted to go without the kids and he wasn’t too thrilled with that idea. I don’t want to get into a massive argument about our anniversary trip, so I agreed we would go with the kids. Besides, we have another 5 day trip planned this year without them anyway. I will get to sleep on the beach this summer – one way or another. ๐Ÿ™‚

Originally, I was working with Starwood hotels to book a trip to Japan… but unfortunately that isn’t going to happen anymore. My thoughts are with that country. ๐Ÿ™

Prior to that thought, I wanted to go to Europe – specifically Malta (where my family is from)… but then everything with Libya started to happen and the island has now become a port for refugees. My family has warned me to stay away for now – things are a little wild over there.

Prior to that was… Egypt. I mean – I almost gave up here.

Then I got a phone call from the Hilton asking me to spend a night in NYC in exchange for a timeshare conversation. I told them I had no desire to do that and attempted to end the call. He then pushed Orlando and Vegas – two places I’ve visited WAYYYY TOOO OFTEN. Again – I turned it down.

Then he said Hawaii….

And I sat up and told him to tell me more. I keep saying no until he offered me $700 for 7 days, plus $200 credit, plus a 7 day car rental. Very interesting…

My husband wasn’t home and I was on the phone… and it sounded good… and we had our honeymoon in Hawaii. That thought kept repeating in my mind. And then I booked it!

It’s like full circle, right?

We went to Hawaii without our children (obviously) when we first married and now ten years later we will return and take them with us.

The flight is WAY LONG – that’s going to be an issue. I’m seriously going to have to do some major shopping to keep those kids occupied for the 10+ hours (OMG) it takes to get there. BUT – I figured it’s a life experience that I want them to have.

AM I CRAZY???????????

I know I totally got suckered into the Hilton’s timeshare pitch and I kept telling the guy over and over again that I had ZERO intentions of buying. He said it’s more about PR than it is about me actually making a purchase.

We are going to book everything today. Either way, I am SO EXCITED!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in todayโ€™s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. FREAKING OUT for you!! SO excited! Where are you staying? Are you splitting it up?

  2. WOW!! I wish someone would sucker me into one of those deals!! Usually if I get the phone calls about sales then I hang up pretty quickly but if my husband answers then we would be booked to who knows where!!! I’ll have to listen closer next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. AWESOME! Congrats and so well deserved ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow! That’s amazing! Definitely understand wanting to leave the kids for an anniversary trip, but it’s great that you’ll have a different kidless vacay this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy them all!!!!!!

  5. OMG you are totally going to get pressured into buy a timeshare… Bill will have one amazing Hawaiian drink and you two will come back the proud owners of a timeshare. LOL Now that will be a fun blog post to read. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love you guys!

  6. I went to Maui two years ago and its amazing. You must do a luau wherever you go in Hawaii!!!! The kids would love it too!!!! The flight sucks and I had jet lag the first 15 hours we were there but there is nothing like waking up to the sound of waves. I have been many places but none as beautiful. Enjoy!!!!

  7. Cassie Stallings : March 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Which Hilton? The Hilton Hawaiin Village is undergoing major construction thru the end of the year on Oahu. They are putting a buffer floor between the floors of construction, but there aren’t any guarantees.
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, if that’s where you booked.

  8. we went to hawaii last april for our 10 year – and it was amazing!! we had a blast! the food, the beach, the snorkeling, champagne on our balcony at sunset – the whole thing was amazing!!!

    have fun!!

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